Chandwad is a town located in the Nashik district in Maharashtra. It is 250 km away from Mumbai. There are many historical places like Renukadevimandir, Chandreshvar temple and Rangmahal located in Chandvad.
Chandwad is a tehsil in Malegaon subdivision of Nashik district in Maharashtra, India. It is a historical place where AhilyadeviHolkar’sRangmahal (fort) is situated. It is surrounded by big mountains and is like a hill station. The population is around 20000. Chandvad is also well known for bhagwanchandraprabhu caves situated near a hill. It has special importance for Jains. Jain people living in Chandwad city and also older people believe that these caves are made in chaturthkal (Jain calendar) i.e. before 2600–2700 years.
Rishi Parashurama was asked by his father Jamadagni (known for his anger) to kill his mother Renuka. Parashurama, being an obedient son, separated her head from the body. The head landed in Chandvad while the body fell near Mahur. There is a scenic temple of Goddess Renuka on the outskirts of Chandvad. Similarly, there are temples of Ganesh, Mahadeo (Chandreshwar) and Goddess Kalika, the last two being on mountains.
Place of interest
• Rangmahal (Holkar Wada)
• Indrai Fort
• Temple of Renuka Mata
• Nanavali Dargah Sharif
• Temple of Chandreshwar (Shankar Bhagwan)
• Jummanshah Bukhari Dargah Sharif
• Ganesh Mandir (Vadbaare) (ichhapurti mandir)
• Temple of Shani Dev
• Shree kachrnath swami maharaj mandir at Bhoyegaon village near Chandwad
• Bhairavnath Temple (near Petrol Pump Square)
• Kalika Mata mandir and Mahavir Caves
• Chandreshwar Temple (Mahadev Mandir on top of a mountain)
• Rahud Dam And Khoakad lake
• Fort Rajdher, Fort Koldher, Indrayi Fort and Chandwad Fort
• Dhodap Fort
• Kedrai Devasthan(just 2.1 km on NH3 through Vadali Bhoi)