An ancient city rife with a thriving, timeless culture; an industrial town gearing to match steps with leading metropolises; a religious site where devotees flock to encounter the divine – Nashik is each of these. A heady mix of culture and commerce, this charming city is like none other
The word diversity takes a whole new meaning here. As the main roads get clogged with peak-hour traffic, the morning sun shines over acres of vineyard laden with ripe fruit, not very far. While the religious bow to their Gods in humble prayers, the ambitious make headways in the corporate world. Gathering all its different threads, Nashik weaves it into a beautiful yet strong fabric of geniality.Situated on the banks of the River Godavari, Nashik has a strong religious background. It is considered to be among the holiest cities in the Hindu faith. At a height of 600 m from sea level, the city has a natural picturesque quality to it. Nashik will amaze you with its contrasting images and yet the city as a whole will disarm you with its convivial spirit.You can take in the culture, explore the nature or be awed by its industrial growth. While in Nashik, you will never want for excitement. Nashik with its numerous devotional sites is apt for a religious visit. The tranquility of the surroundings contributes in creating the perfect atmosphere to reconnect with the divine. Its geographical location makes Nashik an ideal farming location. The luscious grapes from Nashik are famous across the country. A visit to the many vineyards that produce these grapes is worthwhile.Religious festivals are celebrated with much fervor in Nashik. Believed to have been the abode of Lord Rama during exile, Nashik is one of the venues where the extravaganza of the Kumbh Mela festival is held. Many religious festivals are celebrated with gusto in Nashik such as Diwali, Dussehra, Ganesh Chaturthi, etc. But the most prominent among these is Makar Sankranti, celebrating the new year according to the Hindu calendar. A special sweet called the ‘til-gul’ made with jaggery and sesame seeds is distributed and colorful kites are flown to celebrate the occasion. The annual Sula festival held during the month of February is an ideal time to visit Nashik. One can enjoy the true flavor of Nashik during the two days of this carnival-like festival. Do not forget to stock up on the best quality raisins from the markets for a bargain.A number of options for travel within the city are available in Nashik. Auto-rickshaws are a convenient way of traveling from one place to another. Public transport buses provide good connectivity around the city and are more economical. A comfortable way to travel in Nashik is by hiring a private car. The city has many reliable car rentals that provide quality services.While Nashik can provide a memorable experience, it is also important to bear certain things in mind while traveling here.As the road to and fro to Nashik passes through ghats, it is important to ensure a safe driving service if traveling by road in a private vehicle. As Nashik is still a rather traditional city, it is advisable to avoid late night excursions as the streets are isolated and may not be safe
Nashik is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Mumbai at a distance of 137kms.
There is no regular trains to Nashik from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Igatpuri which is located at a distance of 38kms.
Railway Station(s): Igatpuri