Nasik Tourism

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Essentially Igatpuri & Bhandardara hill stations are Kandala & Lonavla for the middle class people in Mumbai. It is at same sea level & approx distance/travelling time as Lonavla but not as commercialized & expensive as the latter. I shall also recommend Igatpuri as a resting halt for pilgrims going to Shirdi from Mumbai.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Jawhar is 61 km. The Jai Vilas, the palace of the tribal lords, the relics of Bhupatgad, and Warli paintings are worth a visit. The scenery at Bhandardara Lake (dam) & Vaitarna dam is very beautiful in the monsoons. You should also visit Deola Falls. The Vipasana meditation centre at Igatpuri is a recommended place for learning meditation. It is a ten days course free of cost with lodging and meals.
You can do Window-shopping at the Spiritual Bazaar at the Vipasana meditation centre. At a nearby small village named Goti you can get fresh farm produce.

Activities & things to do: Igatpuri is a great place for trekking (Kalsubai, Ratangad, Katrabai). Bhandardara is a water sports paradise at a very reasonable costs.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: The distance from Mumbai is approx 120 kms via Kasara ghat on the Mumbai -Agra highway (3 hrs). The distance from Nasik is 65 kms.

Summer season is hot (approx 35 degree celcius). Best time to visit is Monsoon and winter.

Drive carefully especially in monsoons as the visibility is very low due to mist.
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Prabodh dhawale
  • Prabodh dhawale
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 5 Reviews

"An industrial hub with beautiful places" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
A small city. An industrial hub having very good atmospheric conditions surrounded by hills and picturesque places nearby. Due to lack of rains, we could not visit Bhandardara and Dudhi Falls and similar sites. Nevertheless, visits to places like Gargoti Mineral Museum, Sula Vineyards, Saptashrungi, Navshya Ganpati, Coin Museum, Trimbakeshwar made our visit worthwhile. Gargoti and Ibis Hotel were the best places that happened during the visit and will be remembered forever. Recommend all visitors/tourist to stay at Ibis and visit Gargoti.
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Shrenik Baid
  • Shrenik Baid
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 4 Reviews

"Cool climate with good quality food and fruits" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I spent almost 30 days in Nasik. The climate was very cool. It was not a good place for shopping because everything is very costly. You will find good quality food and fruits. The Gangapur Dam is also a good place to visit. Shirdi is very near to this place and you can travel there through local bus.
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Shyam Sridhar
  • Shyam Sridhar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 47 photos
  • 21 Reviews

"Very Nice for Religious and Adventure"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jan 8, 2014
Lot of places to see in Nashik. You need to stay for atleast 10 days to cover Nashik and its surrounding places. Be careful with the taxi drivers/cab fellas otherwise you can relax and see the places at peace.

Panchavati, Sita Gufaa, Goreram and Kalaram Mandirs, Kapaleswar and Soneswar Mandirs, Sri Ganeshya Mandir, Bhakt Dham and Mukti Dhams, Tapovan.

Sri Triambakeswar, Brahmagiri Hill (I did not go up as you need to take 1 whole day to go up and come down, arthritis or rheumatic people are not advised to go but still dholi is available), Saptashrungi, Saputara Hill (it is in Gujarat and is a best place to visit during festive or new year time) and Anjaneri Hill.

Bhandardara (a very old Amruteswar temple, 5000 years old) and Kasara Ghats are lovely. See Arthur Lake, Wilson Dam.

Go to Sula Grape Vineyards and Godavari river adjacent to it. Beware! Do not go beyond 2-3 steps as the river is very deep, I heard it is more than 250 feet deep.

If possible visit Jawahar (famour for Worli paintings) Hill Station. I could not go there as I did not have time.

Best time to visit is during August to October. However, in December, you can still enjoy the beauty of the place.
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Prasad Nouduri
  • Prasad Nouduri
  • 4 Reviews

"Nasik Triambakeswar trip"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Nov 6, 2013
The city Nasik is surrounded by the river Godavari, which originates 30 Km away from Nasik, Triambakeswar.
One should have a holy dip in the originating spot of the river Godavari at Triambakeswar, have darshan at the Triambakeswar temple and then move to Nasik.
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Rakesh Shah
  • Rakesh Shah
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Rourkela
  • 28 photos
  • 12 Reviews

"A religious place with lot of temples, cool clime and sight seeings around"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Oct 15, 2013
It is a city in Maharashtra where Kumbh Mela is held, the town has lot of temples, proximity to Tryambakeswar, Igatpuri, Kasaraghat, Saptshrungi temple, Shirdi etc. offer you opportunity to combine several visits into one trip. The town has four Bus stands, one each for outings from city in respective directions, apart from bus, one gets share taxi, reserved taxi, Auto for local sight seeings in plenty. Taxis may prove costlier. The place has many restaurants, one has to choose as per one's liking. Nasik suburban area has many resorts, stay at some good one will be very rewarding. Godavari bank visit can be taken from Auto, by walk depending on where one is staying. It immediately takes you to a typical religious surrounding. In the evening, Godavari Aarti is done. This is the place where Kumbh Mela is held. From flyover, scene is very good. This city has marketing potential, typical to Indian cities. Even in June, evenings were pretty cool, so my advice will be to have full shirts in summer months and to have woolens, jackets in winter ones.We arrived from Rourkela in Orissa. Stayed at Nasik. Took evening trip entirely on foot. Next day took trip to Tryambakeshwar, Igatpuri, Kasaraghat & Nasik local visit as a full day Taxi trip. Next day, we took share taxi to Saptshrungi temple. Then in the evening took a taxi to Shirdi (3 Hrs appx.) and same evening, we visited temple. Next day we stayed at Shirdi, took a taxi/ (Share also possible) to Shani Singnapur. Next day we took return train to Rourkela from Kopergaon. It was a well planned trip - I will say. Since, Nasik has western ghats, so onset of Monsoon, gave lot of good sights, the intermittent rain (Very less) did not disturb us at all.
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Yogesh Tripathi
  • Yogesh Tripathi
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  • 6 Reviews

"Congested Place."

  • Posted Sep 3, 2013
I hired an autorikshaw and visited some places but almost all the places have become very congested. Nasik is very old city and river Godavari is running inside the city.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There are numerous restaurants, but I took parcels from a shop which is very famous for its flavour, and it was really very delicious.

Activities & things to do: In Nasik Mandirs are main attractions. I heard that there is 17 kilometer long flyover.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Nasik Road station is on Mumbai route. Almost trains stationed here.
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Mr. anil kumar & mr. sain gupta
  • Mr. anil kumar & mr. sain gupta
  • Soulseeker
  • 4 Reviews

"Nasik a place for visit"

  • Posted May 20, 2013
It is a nice place where people have ancient or modern thought can visit. They can also have the darshan of Trayambakeshwar and go to Shirdi sai Sthan very easily.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: A place very suitable for food, sight seeing and shopping as well

Activities & things to do: Site seeing, shopping and religious visit to Trayambakeshwar

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Plan in advance. You have finish all the important locations in two days time and have more time at Shirdi and Singna shanipur
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Ashok Shah
  • Ashok Shah
  • 2 Reviews

"Destination is o.k. It..."

  • Posted Apr 8, 2013
Destination is o.k. It was not possible to reach directly from vadodara by government of Gujarat bus. I had to go to Surat and than Nasik. There was no more direct bus frequency from Shirdi to Shani Temple. Other mode like sharing are not good.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: I fill food was costly.

Activities & things to do: For yatra is alright. Go early for darshan at Shirdi and Trambkeshwar otherwise one has to stand in a long ques. For Prasad taking be cautious other wise one can be cheated.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: As above.
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Tapankumar Chakravarty
  • Tapankumar Chakravarty
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Thane
  • 5 Reviews


  • Posted Mar 30, 2013
nasik is a nice tourist destination, it is the door for those travelling to holy shrine of shirdi saibaba and also to shanishingnapur. nasik also famous for trambakeshwar temple is an approach to bhimashankar and mahableshwar.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: food is very tasty. there are many interesting spots for sightseeing. the most interesting spots are the navagrah sidhapeet near deolali, the mukti dham,balagi temple, dadasaheb phalke museum and many other like panchavati, tapovan etc

Activities & things to do: go around sightseeingcan be reached by train

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: nasik can be reached by train, bus and air. one can drive in their personal car.
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Suyash Prakash
  • Suyash Prakash
  • Lives in Patna
  • 2 Reviews

"Center point Nasik to vist nereby places"

  • Posted Mar 29, 2013
I stayed at Nasik to visit nereby place. Shirdi, Tribkeshwar and Shanisignapur. It is most convenient to visit these places one after another on each day. Return to Nasik for comfortable night stay at hotel. Temple near hotel must also be visited. Local sight seeing is easily done in spare time at Nasik

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: So many good places to eat. Hotel staff is very cooperative in selecting these good eating hubs and a few are quite good and popular. Pan shop at the basement of hotel should necessarily be tried.

Activities & things to do: Purchase of dried grapes(kismiss) is worth a try from the hereby shop of Sardarji along with some local handicrafts.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Nasik is well connected by rail and nothing to warn about
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Nasik Info

  • 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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