Named after a relic associated with Ramayana, Nashik (Nasik) is a city in Maharashtra located on the banks of river Godavari. The city located about 190 km north of the state capital Mumbai, is called the "Wine Capital of India" as half of India's vineyards and wineries are located in Nashik. 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 Rama and got her nose cut off by Lakshmana 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 of experiences.
Explorations & Experiences in Nashik-
Places to Visit in Nashik:
- Pandu Leni (AKA Trirashmi Caves)
- Sula Vineyards
- Anjaneri Hills
- Jain Temple Nashik
- Dhudsagar Falls Nashik
- Gangapur Dam
- The Coin Museum Nashik
Things to do in Nashik:
- Kumbh Mela Nashik
- Wine-tasting at Sula Vineyards
- Bird-watching at Gangapur Dam
- Dhodap Fort trek
- Gourmet World Music Festival (Sula Fest)