Nasik is situated at a distance of 165 km from Mumbai. Considered as a holy city by the Hindus, located on the north-west part of Maharashtra, Nasik is well connected to Mumbai by road and train.
However, the best way to reach Nasik from Mumbai is by road, a journey of about 3 hours 10 minutes by car. The places covered during the journey between Mumbai and Nasik are Mumbai - 21 km -> Thane - 50 km -> Shahapur - 57 km -> Ghoti - 38 km -> Nasik.
On the way, there are several ATMs, hospitals, rest stops and dhabas. Eating joints such as Pizza Hut and McDonald's are also present on the route. Petrol pumps of Hindustan Petroleum and Bharat Petroleum, among others, are also available at regular intervals.
Transport options from Mumbai to Nasik
Mumbai to Nasik By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Nasik, which takes about 3 hours 10 minutes. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre is about INR 10 to 13, depending upon the type of car hired. This mode is ideal for group travel or for families travelling with senior citizens and kids.
I personally avoid travelling during night time so we started early in the morning and it was one of the best decision made by us. It turned out to be best picnic for the youngsters and a religious one for the elders. We were 5 persons including my grand maa. We took the car in self drive and we took almost 5 6 breaks as we were not in a hurry and enjoyed the journey very much.
We had travelled by our own car from Mumbai to Nasik by Mumbai-Agra national highway no 3. About 170 km of journey from Mumbai gives you a breath warming experience for lifetime. It takes around 3-4 hours of travel time for reaching Nasik. En route you can visit a beautiful village Igatpuri with natural beauty.
The travel was nice but was a bit slow because of the construction. But still was nice and better than Mumbai had some food in the roadside. Loved the local food, a bit spicy but still nice. Road are a bit sandy most of the time. It took approx 4-5 hrs to reach the hotel.
The route by road from Mumbai to Nasik is very scenic after one leaves the Kalyan/Bhiwandi area. The road is quite good and there are several places one can stop by on the way for tea/snacks/washroom. The ghat section after Kasara and up to Igatpuri is particularly good. The traffic on the whole is not usually very heavy and in-around three hours one can reach Nasik from Mumbai during day time by a good vehicle. The only bottleneck would be in the Kalyan/Bhiwandi area especially in the evenings.
Well-maintained road to travel. You can click pics on the way to Nasik at place like Kasara Ghat. We have so much of fun and there are many hotel, dhabas to have some food. We make halt at Kamad KFC which was around 100 kilometres from Mumbai. The road is quite straight road where you can drive easily.
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