Nasik is a religious Hindu city, host to the Kumbh Mela every 12 years. It also makes for a perfect wine tasting destination.
Nashik (Nasik), named after a relic associated with Ramayana, is a city in Maharashtra located on the banks of river Godavari. Nashik plays host to the famous Kumbh Mela every 12 years. The city is home to plenty of exotic temples and is known in Hindu mythology as the place where Ravana's sister, Surpanakha, tried to seduce Lord Ram and got her nose cut off by Lakshman in the process. Its religious importance doesn't end there. It also plays host to the thousands of tourists visiting Shirdi and Trimbakeshwar. Apart from its temples, Nashik also has forts, waterfalls and vineyards to look out for. With multiple vineyards present in Nashik, the most popular being Sula, the wine-tourism industry is mushrooming in this part of Maharashtra. Nashik gives you the chance to experience a fabulous cocktail of extremes - from temples to vineyards, hills to waterfalls, this place offers a lot to see.
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A historical and religious hotspot. A major commercial hub in Maharashtra
Extreme temperature in summers and winters.
Ideal for all tourists, be it spiritual or historical, or even adventurous. Also suitable for people from places like Mumbai, Pune and other towns of Maharashtra. Nasik is also ideal for people who love wine.
Nashik has quite a few options available in all segments - budget, mid-range and luxury hotels. It is advisable to check out the rooms before checking in, especially in case of budget hotels.
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Nasik is an ancient city situated in the state of Maharashtra. Famous for its deep association with Hinduism & Buddhism, Nasik is the cultural hotbed of Maharashtra. Most of the devotees visit this holy site for its strong association with the epic 'Ramayan'. Not very far from here is Panchvati, the woods where Lord Ram, Lord Lakshman & Goddess Sita resided in exile, before Raavan abducted Sita. Also present here is the Anjaneri Hills region, which is regarded as the birthplace of the famous monkey god, Lord Hanuman. Equally famous is the holy jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva at Triambakeshwar, the spot from where the Godavari river originates. Very few people know that in Bhagur, 16.6 km. away from the same, famous freedom fighter and Hindu nationalist leader, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar had taken birth. So next time, if you wish to have a slice of both cultural beauty and adventure on the same platter, do visit Nasik.
Day 1 - Reach Nasik, preferably by noon, and take some rest. In the evening, you can take a stroll in the main markets, which are famous for their beaded jewellery and other handicrafts. For commercial students, Lasalgaon is a place worth a visit. Here, the students can witness how the largest wholesale market of onion in Asia is managed. Day 2 - The next day should be earmarked for a visit to the glorious Triambakeshwar temple for both spiritualism & adventure. Thereon, you can proceed to Anjaneri Hills, which is the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. Day 3 - The final day can start with blessings from the holy site of Panchvati. Thereon, you can proceed towards the Pandavali caves, which behold exquisite carvings of the Buddhist era.
Nasik offers an impressing variety in food from Maharashtrian, Gujrati and Marathi to South and North-Indian cuisines. Traditionally, the cuisine here is Maharashtrian with influences from Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Apart from the numerous restaurants, one must indulge in the street food here which is a significant part of the town's food culture. The food on the streets is as rich as that of any other place in the area. One must try misal pav and its many hot and spicy versions. The other street food offerings are vada pav, vegetarian and non-vegetarian rolls, sabudana Wada, biryani, momos and thukpa.
A very good and informative, unique and one of its own kind place, one must visit is "Museum Kohum". It is situated at ABB Circle, Mahatmanagar, Triambak Road, Nashik. It gives you a lifetime experience about your own existence from birth to death from scientific and spiritual perspective. It shows various concepts through the beautiful models in three major parts- Life before you are born; The Language of your life and the Magic that you are inside. You should not miss the opportunity of seeing this wonderful creation, f you are in or around Nashik... it is open on all working days between 10 AM to 6 PM
A good place to visit with ghats and cloudy whether!! Too much of business than actual religious activities. Sita Gufa, Panchvati are just simple godly places to visit but not too much to be expected for!!!