Nashik's Kapaleshwar Temple is sacred to Lord Shiva. Hop, skip and jump away from the iconic Ramkund, the temple is quite unusual because, like other Shiva shrine, there is no statue of Lord Nandi, the gatekeeper of Shiva. According to the legends, the temple was the place where Lord Shiva performed penance after taking a holy dip in Ramkund to wash off his sin. The reason why there's no Nandi statue in the temple is because Lord Shiva regarded Nandi as a Guru or teacher and hence, there is no Nandi to guard the Kapaleshwar Temple.
Mistakenly, once Lord Shiva killed a cow. Then, he was asked by Nandi to visit Nashik to take a bath in Ramkund. As per the Nandi's instruction, he took a holy dip in Ramkund and meditated for some time. The temple is located at the same place where Lord Shiva meditated.
Kapaleshwar Temple is located quite close to the Ramkund, barely two kilometers away from the main bus stand. One can reach here, by taking a bus, taxi or three wheelers from anywhere in the city.
Make a point to visit the Ramkund for a holy dip. Pilgrims can also visit the Kalaram mandir, which is located quite close to the temple.
To see the temple in its full pomp and show, do visit here during the Shivratri festival. Also the temple remains crowded with devotees on Monday.