Nasik Tourism
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Nasik Tourism

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  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • Altitude: 1870 m
Nasik or Nashik is a religious city in Maharashtra located in the northwest part of the state of Maharashtra. Nasik has been called the “Wine Capital of India" and is situated in the Western Ghats, on the banks of River Godavari. This city has proved to be the best ever rising metropolis in Maharashtra and has grown immensely in the past two decades.

Legend Sri Rama with his brother Lakshmana and wife Sita spent 14 years of their exile at Tapovan near Nasik. At the very place Lord Lakshmana slashed off the nose of Surpanakha, with the blessings of Lord Rama and therefore this place is named as "Nasik” which means nose. A number of references to the Ramayana era are related with Nasik, which include the Sita Gumpha caves in Panchvati.

In accumulation to supplying the name to the well-known Nassak Diamond, the city is recognized for its charming environs and enjoyable weather. Nasik is one of the world's holiest Hindu cities. Kumbhmela is organized here in every 12 years with four additional cities in India.

Nasik around 150 BC was supposed to be the country's major market. The city was under the ruling power of Mughal’s in 16th century and was renamed Gulshanabad. It is also famous for its contribution in struggle of independence of India. This is the birth place of known independence fighters like Veer Savarkar and Anant Laxman Kanhere.

The Wada design, an excellent example of a climate control structure still adorns the streets of old Nasik. Trimbakeshwar just few kilometers from the city has one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples and thus attracts many pilgrims.  The way to Shirdi and the abode of Lord Sai Rama also passes through Nasik. Mukti Dham a temple in pink marble has sanctified deities from all major temples in India.  

A Stone Age site makes for an archaeological view for all history lovers. Many museum in and around the city, adds more for the ardent travellers. Nandur- Madhmeshwar on the outskirts of Nasik is a delightful venture for all the bird lovers to site some of the rare species of birds. Deolali camp besides being an old military center is also a perfect gateway.  

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Rakesh Jagiasi

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  • Rakesh Jagiasi
  • Lives in Raigarh
  • 1 Review
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"Peaceful and religious atmosphere" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It is located on Mumbai train route. It has very good atmosphere, peaceful and religious. Here about 30 km there is Traymbakeshwar Jyotirling. It can be easily completed in one day with return.

Panchawati, Sitakund, etc are many local. It is said Lord Ram had spent some years here while vanwaas.
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Ashish Kukreja

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  • Ashish Kukreja
  • Lives in Pune
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"Visit for its vast range of temples nearby" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Nasik is one of the best place for tourism and travelling, the city is peaceful and safe for all. The people are very supportive and nice in nature so all the tourists feel like home. Specially a small town Named Deolali Camp around 22 km away from main city is truly amazing.

The best places to be visited in Nasik are one I mentioned above Deolali camp where you will surely find peace and purity. The air is pure, no traffic honking, not much heat. Temple hill a famous temple on mountain top which is very nice and popular. If people once went there would like to visit it again and again. Trimbakeshwar is famous temple of Lord Shiva which is also a must visit place. Someshwar is nice, Pandav Leni is where God Ram and Goddess Sita stayed when they were on "Vanvas". Shirdi is nearby and is so famous that I don't need to tell you why to visit there. In simple words, Nasik is the best for tourism.
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Nikhil Thakur

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"Lovely place with less pollution" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I found Nashik as a city with quietness and loveliness both. As compared to other cities, this city is different. There's not much sound of traffic and all the noise pollution. I loved the natural beauty of Nashik. Pandavleni Caves, Panchvati, Buddha Temple, Phalkesh Mark Water Park, etc are main attractions here.
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Suresh Ramaswamy

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  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Wine capital of India" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Nashik is known as the wine capital of India. Sula wine from Nashik is the only well known Indian wine brand. Once can visit wineries and have wine tours. Nashik is a very pleasant place with lots of hotels and eating joints to suit all tastes and budgets. Well connected by good road and train service from Mumbai. People are friendly. Nice weather for most part of the year. It is also a growing commercial city.
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Swapnil Ghone

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  •  3 helpful votes
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"Beautiful place"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Temples, wineries, orchids, industries Nashik (Nasik) has all of these. Beautiful city, must visit once during winters to experience the cold climate.

Preferable place to visit:

A) Trimbakeshwarb
B) Panchavti
C) Devlali Camp (aana ganpati temple and Temple hill)
D) Sulla wines.
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Yogi S

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  •  23 helpful votes
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"Always love to come to Nashik"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is my favourite place near to Mumbai. Wish I could come with my family some day to visit the place again and make them feel the prosperous place. I want to visit the place when it has Kumbh mela. Looking forward to come soon.
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Suresh Ramaswamy

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"The grape and wine capital of India"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Nasik is best known for its grapes and sula wines. Barely 3 hours by road from Mumbai and about 4 hours from Pune, it is also a growing industrial city. Nasik has relatively good dry weather like Pune. Lots of hotels to suit varying budgets have come up in the city. Home stays and conducted wine tours are also becoming popular. It is on the Mumbai-Bhopal railway line and is well connected from Mumbai. The road from Mumbai is pretty scenic and good. Igatpuri and Bhandardara, two popular picnic/resort locations are fairly close to Nasik and can be covered with base in Nasik.
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Deepak Thakurel

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"From temple city to wine capital"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Ever since Sula introduced some really good wines to India, Sula Vineyards has become the benchmark of Wine Tourism in India. Nashik famous for its temples is now also a popular destination for wine enthusiasts like me, which boasts of the biggest and best vineyards in India.

At the forefront is Sula Vineyards, which offers an educative wine tour at their sprawling farm along with wine tasting. Apart from wine tour and tasting they also offer grape stomping (seasonal) and you can also buy their acclaimed wines there at a discounted rate. Sula also has a resort 'Beyond' a little farther ahead which is a beautiful place to spend a couple of nights.

I personally like their award winning red wine 'Dindori Reserve Shiraz'. They also have a Dindori Reserve white wine, which you may feel free to try. And, you if are as enthusiastic as me you wouldn't hesitate to drive a couple of km ahead to reach 'York Wines' which produces some excellent wines. York Wines also conducts wine tour and tasting, something similar to Sula, I most certainly insist that you reach their winery by about 5.30 pm take their tour and wind up with a glass of their fantastic sparkling Cuvee Brut in their lawns which boasts of best view of sunset. You can also buy their wines there. So, go ahead-get ready to swirl your wine glasses, our friends here at HolidayIQ will help you book the best hotels, Cheers!
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Lokesh Soti

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  •  8 helpful votes
  •  525 readers

"The pilgrimage city"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
There are so many cities in India known for pilgrimage but Nasik is just awesome.
The city is named Nasik, which is derived from Sanskrit word nasika (nose). Ancient mythological Ramayan story describes this place where Laxman cut off the devil Suparnakha's (Rawan's sister) nose. Nasik's natural beauty is just too awesome and that too if its rainy season there's hardly a pace where greenery is absent, a treat to the nature lovers and a great tourism destination. There are so many places in Nasik to see like as Triambakeshwar Temple (Jyotirling), Panchvati, Ganga Ghat, Mukti Dham, Bhakri Dham and many other places. Also the Shirdi Temple is nearby and well-connected to Nasik by road.
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Bernard Alvares

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  • Bernard Alvares
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"A good destination"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I had gone to nasik and visited infant church, it is a good church. There are lots of people who come there to visit the church. There were lots of shop & restaurant. One can go by train or bus or by car also. There are lots of private busses which leaves from dadar Mumbai. To Nasik lots of people come, there is also good market. One can also go to Shirdi also, it is close to it just 2 hrs journey from there.
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