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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Manjunath Ampar

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  • Manjunath Ampar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 3 Reviews
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"Good and fruitful trip" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
The holy trip was during Godavari Pushkaras. Visit to Holy shrine of Saibaba was good and the whole journey especially the stay at Nasik was excellent, got good cooperation for pooja and darshan at all important places. Good stay at nasik but faced some inconveniences at Shirdi but overall the trip was memorable.
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Omkar Kale

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"Ideal for new year" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
My friends and I were planning to celebrate new year party on December of 2014, but where confused for destination then one of my suggested a place nashik and soon we planned for it. Friends I would like to tell you that we had awesome experience on new year party. I loved the place because it has a natural beauty so I would suggest you to go for it or at least give a try for it, I promise you will be Happy.
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Arjun

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  • Arjun
  • Lives in Pune
  • 8 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  6153 readers

"A serene place"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The grape city has a number of temples. Best for a religious tour. The sula windward are best known where you will be given a tour of their factory. The gangapur Dam is close by so you can have your own small picnic. Shirdi is close and do not miss the chance. Another lovely pearl is the Gargoti museum. I would recommend that you do not miss the opportunity, even though the travel time is about forty five minutes. Another interesting activity is the glider ride where you can sit in a glider and move in the air in a plane without a engine. Buy raisins and grapes. Eating joints for all taste buds are available. The artillery museum is also good, if you have the inclination.
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Rajdeep Basu

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  • Rajdeep Basu
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 4 Reviews
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"Holy destination with good climate always"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The destination is basically a holy destination. But you can have fun if coming in group and have own car. The highway from Mumbai to Nasik is extremely smooth and reaching by road is easy. The best part is all the time the weather is super cool after feeling the heat and humidity in Mumbai. Its a good place when you cant think much about place to plan. You can go any time unplanned. The ride from Nasik to Trimbakeshwar temple road is amazing in monsoon and just post monsoon period and the best for landscape photography. For seniors is a very nice holy place where its not overcrowded. Godavari ascent mountains are a good trekking and fun spot for adventurous and very economy place apart from the Auto wallas who ask for ransom fare.;)
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Nitin Pethkar

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  • Nitin Pethkar
  • Lives in Nagpur
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  •  25 helpful votes
  •  7044 readers

"Religious City of Maharashtra!"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This city is situated at the westhern part of the Maharashtra nearby Pune and Mumbai. The city is situated on the banks of the Godavari River, making it one of the holiest places for Hindus all over the world.

My own experience in this city is very beautiful as I spend lots of time in childhood and regularly go there at present also. This city is famous for its religious places and wine yards which is booming around Nasik in modern times. I enjoyed lots of time at their wine yards; you can taste their wine also. Know about how the wines made etc.

At any hotel or joints if you take lunch or dinner then you realize some sweet and sour taste in all dishes.

This city is developing very fast in recent time and their climate is also changing due to Industrial area established within 15 years. Before that its climate is very cool. No need for AC's and coolers. But now its climate is changing drastically and now hot place like any other city.

I taste Misal Pav at some of the local joints with my family at evening. If you once taste this you will demand again and again for this.

For my parents it is holy and religious place. My family and I went for outskirts of Nasik for its religious places and enjoyed a lot for 4 days their.

I enjoyed Bus ride also which is called Lal Dabba (Red Box) in local language. It is connected this city to their nearby suburbs as well as its ascent small villages very well. Villagers are dependent on this bus services to come in city for their daily works. It's a very wonderful experience to take a bus ride with villagers and their gossips related to anything.

The Kumbh Mela is a religious festival that occurs once every 12 years, and is celebrated in four major pilgrim centres around the country. In Maharastra, the festival is held in Trimbakeshwar, Nashik. The Nashik Kumbh Mela is generally acknowledged to be the most sacred of all the festivals.

The most famous dish for this region is their Misal Pavv, which is a combination of sweet and sour with salty taste of curry with besan shav.
There is one common thing about food is that, in every dish you got a sweet and sour taste.

This city is famous for its lavani (combination of traditional song and dance, which particularly performed to the beats of Dholki, a percussion instrument), Plays (nataks) in theaters and their tipical Maharashtrian Culture with their own different type of Marathi language is separated their people by others.

Some of the famous spots are someshwar, Deolali Camp, Khandobachi Tekadi, Artillery Center, Bhagur, Takli, sita Gumpha, Dharma Chakra Prabhav Tirth, Vilholi, and their famous wine yards and of course museum.

This city is widely connected by Air, Train and Bus through All over India.

All types of budget hotels available throughout the year.
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Pratik Jena

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"One of the most holy places in India"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
One must visit Nasik as it offers a great amount of religious significance. There are many temples like Kapaleswar temple, Muktidham temple, etc. Also there are many other must see places like Sita Gufaa, Panchavati, Ganga Ghat, Rama Kund, etc. It is the place where Adh-kumbh mela is held at the Ganga ghats every 12 years. It is also one of the most Holy places in India.
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Viraj Agrawal

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  • Viraj Agrawal
  • Lives in Sikar
  • 33 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
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"An amazing destination"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We choose to travel in this season as in August colleges reopen and after that it's tough to get full family trips and we settled for nashik as it could be both religious as well as adventure trip.

We visited few temples in Nashik and Shirdi Sai baba then the elders took rest in hotel and we went to explore the scenic beauty in rain,

As it was rainy season waterfalls were to their peak and we explored and enjoyed each part of it.

In rainy season it's not recommended to eat street food but as my sis and I are quite a big foodie and attack on street food as long as it's in the view and we are not full so the food was just great.

Overall, it turned out to be one of the best excursion of my life with family.
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Rakesh Jagiasi

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  • Rakesh Jagiasi
  • Lives in Raigarh
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"Peaceful and religious atmosphere"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months 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"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted May 16, 2015
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"

  • 6/7
  • Posted May 11, 2015
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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