Pilgrimage

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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Shyam Sridhar
  • Shyam Sridhar
  • Lives in Chennai
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  • 21 Reviews

"Very Nice for Religious and Adventure"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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,....... More
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Prasad Nouduri
  • Prasad Nouduri
  • 4 Reviews

"Nasik Triambakeswar trip"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 5 months ago
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....... More
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Rakesh Shah
  • Rakesh Shah
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Rourkela
  • 27 photos
  • 12 Reviews

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

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
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....... More
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Yogesh Tripathi
  • Yogesh Tripathi
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  • 6 Reviews

"Congested Place."

  • Posted 7 months ago
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....... More
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Mr. anil kumar & mr. sain gupta
  • Mr. anil kumar & mr. sain gupta
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  • 4 Reviews

"Nasik a place for visit"

  • Posted 11 months ago
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....... More
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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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