The Kalaram temple is an old Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Rama in the Panchavati area of Nashik City. It is one of the most important Hindu shrines in the city. The temple derives its name from the statue of Lord Rama that is black in colour. The sanctum sanctorum also houses the statues of goddess Sita and Lakshman. Thousands of devotees visit it every day. Sardar Rangrao Odhekar, in consultation with Sawai Madhavrao Peshwa started the construction of the present temple in 1780. The Temple is unique example of the architect of the time. The main temple was completed by the year 1792 and thereafter the Sabhamandapa, the stilt round the temple and the fencing by the year 1799. The copper peak of the temple is gold-plated and looks ravishing by day and night as well.