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Ozar Tourism

The scenic view of vineyard scapes and forest covered hills makes Ozar one of the beautiful offbeat destinations around Mumbai. It is known for its enormous production of grapes, onions, corn and Vigneshwara Temple. The place is a home for various indigenous tribes that own a secluded lifestyle and often provides a wide array of a cultural showcase in food and traditions. Three hours away from exciting Nashik, it is a great place for weekend getaways with friends and families.

The Swami Bhramanand Temple is another significant religious center of the town. Other than these, the Hal Museum or Pragati Aerospace Museum here, often finds itself on tourists' itineraries.

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1. Hal Museum or Pragati Aerospace Museum

Hal Museum or Pragati Aerospace Museum
HAL or Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Museum was opened in 2001 called Pragati Aerospace Museum in Ozar Township just outside of Nashik.

2. Vigneshwara Temple

Vigneshwara Temple
Vigneshwara temple built in honor of Lord Ganesha is the main attraction of Ozar. The temple is one of the Ashtavinayaka, the eight revered shrines of Ganesha in Maharashtra.

3. Swami Bhramanand Temple

Swami Bhramanand Temple
Swami Brahmanand Temple is a memorial temple built in honor of the revered Swami Brahmanand. There is a cave, known as the meditation place of Swami Brahmanand for 36 years till he passed away in 1973 (Read More).

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Bael Pola Festival

Bael Pola festival is celebrated with great pomp in whole Maharashtra including Ozar. Not only in this state, but the similar festival is also celebrated in the south which is called as Mattu Pongal in South and Godhan in northern and western India.

This festival belongs to farmers in which they worship the Bulls to pay their respect to them. The animal is bathed and decorated with beautiful ornaments and shawls. Their horns are also painted. On this day, the bulls are allowed to rest, and a procession is carried out by farmers to celebrate and thank the animal. In the evening, music and dance performances are held for entertainment. This festival is held just after the monsoon, between August-September.

Restaurants and Local Food in Ozar

The local cuisine here is dominated by Maharashtrian food with a blend of South and North Indian cuisines. From idli-dosa to paranthas and tandoori, you can find them all here.
Vada Pav is a specialty of this region and is a must have.

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Suggested Itinerary for Ozar

If you're travelling from Mumbai or Pune, take the first bus out to Nashik. However, if you plan to take a private vehicle then leave early to reach Ozar by 10:00 AM. First, visit the Vigneshwara Temple and then the Brahmanand Temple which is close to it. It is advisable to visit both the temples first as they remain closed from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. During this time, you can visit the HAL museum. You can stay back at one of the hotels nearby or return.

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Vigneshwara Temple
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FAQs on Ozar

What is famous about Ozar?

Historical and religious place. Less populated.

What is not so good about Ozar?

No adventure sports. No prominent tourists places except temples.

Who should visit Ozar?

Ozar is a perfect place for religious people. Ideal for those who love short trips. Beautiful place for shopaholics.

What is the best time to visit Ozar?

Summers in Ozar are pretty hot with temperature ranging from 24 to 37 degrees Celcius. The blistering heat makes it uncomfortable for tourists to explore the city. The monsoon season which starts from August brings relief from the heat but, rain obstructs outdoor activities. Winter season is considered to be the best time to visit Ozar since the weather remains pleasantly cool.
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What is the local food in Ozar?

The local cuisine here is dominated by Maharashtrian food with a blend of South and North Indian cuisines. From idli-dosa to paranthas and tandoori, you can find them all here.
Vada Pav is a specialty of this region and is a must have.

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What is the best way to reach Ozar?

The nearest railway station to Ozar is the station of Nasik. It is located just 21 km from Ozar and is well connected to many cities. Also, the airport of Ozar is mainly used for commercial purposes. Therefore, to reach the city, you will have to board a flight to Nasik, which has the nearest airport. However, there are many taxis and buses available from nearby cities.
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What are the places near Ozar?

The top places near to Ozar are Nasik which is 18 km from Ozar, Bhandardara which is located 64 km from Ozar, Shirdi which is located 68 km from Ozar, Mumbai which is located 157 km from Ozar, Lonavala which is located 159 km from Ozar

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Rohit Shroff

4 years ago
- Carry extra food and supplies with you, facilities are not present at proper intervals.
- In case of planning to stay back, make sure you enquire about the availability of hotel rooms beforehand (Read More).
- During Ganesh Chaturti and other days dedicated to Lord Ganesha, large crowd gathers in the temples. Avoid these days if you're looking for a quaint visit to the temple.
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