Niphad is the name both of the town and the Taluka headquartered there. It is within the Nashik District of Maharashtra, India. The Marathi name signifies “a place without mountains”, and indeed the taluka’s topography is fairly level, with hardly any hills. It is served by Niphad railway station. Niphad’s latitude and longitude coordinates are 20°5′0″N 74°7′0″E. Located northeast of Nashik city, the Taluka borders Sinnar, Nashik, Dindori, Chandwad, and Yeola Talukas and Ahmednagar District, and has no direct access to the sea. The Niphad Sub-Division is composed of Niphad, Sinnar, and YeolaTalukas.
Niphad is influenced by the local steppe climate. During the year there is little rainfall. This climate is considered to be BSh according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification. The average temperature in Niphad is 25.1 °C. Precipitation here averages 526 mm.
About 40 km (25 mi) northeast of Nasik, the town lies on the Nashik–Aurangabad Highway and has a station on the Mumbai–Nagpursection of the Central Railway. Although facilities in the surrounding villages are improving, the town remains the local transportation and communication hub as well as the seat of government and law enforcement, with additional district courts serving the Niphad, Yeola and Pimpalgaon Baswant courts. Niphad is also the center for medical and veterinary care, trade, banking (with State Bank of India, Bank Of Maharashtra, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Corporation Bank, State Bank of Hyderabad, HDFC Bank, Land Development Bank branches and many Co-operative Banks. It is also a center for education, with high schools, junior colleges, senior colleges, government ITI and other technical Institutes.