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Nashik (नाशिक)
Nashik city Suburbs view from Pandav Leni
Nashik (नाशिक)
Location of Nashik (नाशिक)
in Maharashtra and India
Coordinates 20°01′N 73°30′E / 20.02°N 73.50°E / 20.02; 73.50
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District(s) Nashik
Nashik Municipal Corporation Established 1982
Mayor Naina Gholap(2009)
Legislature (seats) Municipal Corporation (108)
Population
Density
1620000 (2008)
5,400 /km2 (13,986 /sq mi)
Official languages Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Area
Elevation
300 km2 (116 sq mi)
570 m (1,870 ft)

Nashik (Marathi: नाशिक) (About this sound pronunciation ) or Nasik Marathi: नासिक) ( [1] is a city in Maharashtra, India. Nashik is located in the northwest of Maharashtra, 180 km from Mumbai and 202 km from Pune. Nashik is the administrative headquarters of Nashik District and Nashik Division. Nashik, which has been referred to as the "Wine Capital of India"[2], is located in the Western Ghats, on the western edge of the Deccan peninsula on the banks of the Godavari.

In addition to supplying the name to the famed Nassak Diamond,[3] the city is known for its picturesque surroundings and pleasant climate. The Godavari River flows through Nashik from its source, which lies to the southwest of the city, in Trimbakeshwar . Nashik Urban Agglomeration (Nashik UA) has a (projected year 2008) population of 1,620,000[4] and a total area of 264.23 km²[5] which makes it the fourth largest urban area in Maharashtra in terms of population. Nashik is the third most industrialized city in Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune.[6].

Nashik is one of world's holiest Hindu cities. Kumbmela is held here once in 12 years along with four other cities in India. Lord Rama spent 14 years of his exile at Tapovan near Nashik. The city came under the rule of Mughal in 16th century and was renamed Gulshanabad. It is also notable for its participation in freedom struggle. Freedom fighters like Veer Savarkar and Anant Kanhere were born in Nashik.

Today, Nashik is rate as one of India's fastest growing cities. The city saw a fast uplift of development from 2002 with Malls, new urban areas, infraustructure, educational institutions etc. Nashik is known for its pleasant and cool climate, picturesque surroundings, high standard of living, greenery and well-developed infraustructure.

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History

Raam, Lakshman, Seeta at a Nashik Temple.
Raam kund, where the people put the ash of their dead dear ones to let them get "Mukti".

Hindu religion has it that Lord Rama, the King of Ayodhya, made Nashik his home during his 14 years in exile. At the same place Lord Laxman, by the blessing of Lord Rama, cut off the nose of Shurpnakha and thus this place was named as "Nasik"(From Sanskrit word 'Nasika'). Several other references to the Ramayan era can be found in Nashik, which includes the Sita Gumpha caves, from where Sita, Lord Rama's wife, was abducted by Ravana. Nashik in 150 BC was believed to be the country's largest marketplace.[7]

The city got its present name in 1818 when the Peshwas got control of the city.[7] The Peshwa rule however, did not last long and the British captured Nashik in the very same year. In 1840, one of the first modern libraries of Maharashtra (then, the Presidency of Bombay) was founded at Nashik.

Some of the major events in history of Nashik in the 1860s are-

  • 1862 : Nashik Road railway station was built.
  • 1864 : Nashik Municipality formed
  • 1869 : Nashik district formed.

Nashik also participated in the freedom struggle of India. On December 21, 1909, 17-year-old Anant Kanhere shot the Collector of Nashik, Jackson in a theatre named Vijayanand theatre, where he had gone to see a play Sharada.[7] He died on the spot. The people involved in the incident, Anant Kanhere, Krishnaji Karve and Vinayak Ramchandra Deshpande were sentenced to death by hanging and were hanged soon after.[8]

In 1914, Karmveer Ravsaheb Thorat, Bhausaheb Hire, Annasaheb Murkute, founded the Nashik District Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj (NDMVP), prominent educational institute in Nashik. The founders name was later give to K.T.H.M. college. The K.R.T. Arts, B.H. Commerce & A.M. Science College, Nashik (Popularly known as KTHM College) was established in 1969. The College is situated on magnificent campus on the bank of river Godavari.[9]

In 1930, the Nashik Satyagraha was launched under the leadership of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar for the entry of Dalits in Kala Ram temple. In 1931, a meeting of the Bombay Province Charmkar Parishad was organised at Nashik to work out the Chambhars' position with regard to the Second Round Table Conference in which Babasaheb was going to participate. In 1932, Babasaheb organized his temple entry movement for the abolition of untouchability in Nashik.

On October 31, 1955, the Government of India inaugurated a press at Nashik for printing government stationery.

Geography

Nashik is located in northern Maharashtra at 565m (1854 ft)[10] from the mean sea level.
The river Godavari originates from Trimbakeshwar (24 km from Nashik) and flows through various parts of the city. The river forms the northern boundary of the city in some areas and then flows through the old residential settlement in the city.

Nashik lies on western edge of the Deccan Plateau which is a volcanic formation[11]. The soil here is primarily black which is favorable for agriculture. Prashant Koli, India's renowned Agricultural Scientist said;" It's the best in North Maharashtra Region due to its iconoelasticity"

The total land area of the city (Municipal Limits) is about 259.13 km2 [5] which makes it the third largest urban area of Maharashtra after Mumbai Metropolitan Region and the Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad Urban Region (together as Second).

Nashik is located amidst high mountains.

Climate

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source: IMD

Nashik has a mild climate for most of the year apart from the hot summers which last from March to mid-June. The period from June to September is the (South West) Monsoon Season, which sees about 620 mm (25 inches) of rain. The city experiences a mild, dry winter from November to February, with warm days and cool nights, although occasional cold waves can dip temperatures. The maximum temperature ever recorded in the city was 44.8 °C (108.3 °F) on 12 May 1960 in Nashik. The lowest temperature recorded was 0.6 °C (33.1 °F) on 7 January 1945 in Nashik. [1]

Demographics

Nashik Population growth in the last 50 years

According to the Census of India, 2001, Nashik had a population of 1,076,967. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Nashik had an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 64%; male literacy was 80%, and female literacy was 66%. In Nashik, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. In the same year (census year 2001) the Nashik Urban Agglomeration had a population of 1,152,326[12] and thus it was the fourth largest urban area of Maharashtra State after Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur. The projected population of Nashik urban agglomeration (which includes abutting urban areas like Deolali) as on 1 January 2009 is 16,20,000 [4] .

Administration

Nashik is the headquarter of Nashik District and is also the headquarter of Nashik Revenue Division of Maharashtra. The city is administered by the Nashik Municipal Corporation which came into existence in 1982 by combining Nashik Municipality and surrounding civic bodies e.g. Nashik Road Municipality. A planned area was introduced in Nashik which was designed and executed by CIDCO which is now administered by the Nashik Municipal Corporation.

Deolali, which is also a part of the Nashik urban agglomeration, has a separate civic body called the Deolali Cantonment Board.

Environment

Solid Waste Management Project from the Nashik Municipal Corporation[13]
In the entire Nashik Municipal Corporation area about 225 MT of solid waste is generated per day. Unlike other Indian cities, this garbage is collected by vehicles titled 'Ghantagadi' (meaning the vehicle with a bell); a system which has resulted into a 'garbage dump free' city. Smaller versions of the ghantagadi ply in the congested old city areas.
A plant has been set by the Nashik Municipal Corporation near Pandav Leni (Pandav Caves) to process the garbage and convert into compost.
Rain water harvesting enforcement by the Nashik Municipal Corporation[14]
The Nashik Municipal Corporation has made it mandatory for new constructions in the city to install a rain water harvesting system without which a completion certificate is not granted to the construction. This measure is expected to help recharge the aquifers and augment the ground water level in the city.

Cityscape

Wada: street facade of the traditional courtyard house in old Nashik

The older quarters of the city are peculiar to many similar cities of Maharashtra such as Pune, Satara(A town) and Kolhapur(A Big town). It is characterized by the wadas (a housing typology, wada would mean a courtyard house), narrow, shaded, winding streets, peculiar projections onto the street, streets swelling into a chowk (public courtyard) and the vibrant and active bazaar (market) streets leading towards the river (in many cases). Streets are identified by the goods they sell and still attract large number of buyers from the city and more so from adjoining towns and villages.
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New development: Sprawling single residences and apartments

Nashik Night View.

Areas around College Road, Gangapur Road, Jail Road, Indira Nagar, Pipeline Road, Ashok Nagar and Trimbak Road could loosely be categorized as the newly developed outer areas of Nashik. Quite a few prominent educational institutions are located in these areas and so are the modern day restaurants, coffee shops and hangouts of the young. Most of the construction in this zone has happened in the past 3 to 4 decades and comprises individual houses and multistory apartments. Almost all retail malls and multiplexes in the city are located in this zone.

Investments in Nashik

Nashik is deemed "the third most industrialized city of Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune", mainly due to extensive industrial development in recent times.In Maharashtra, “Nashik” is situated at a distance of approximate 200 km from economic capital of country Mumbai (Bombay) as well as Pune.

Nashik already has a huge Companies and government institutions.Some of are as follows :

  • Defence Ministries Fighter Plane (MIG) Production Unit HAL ( Hindustan Aeronautics Limited)in Ozar
  • National Treasury printing press (India Security Press at Nashik Road)
  • Thermal Power Plant in Eklahare
  • Currency Note Press (CNP)
  • Artillery Centre at Deolali
  • Maharashtra Engineering Research Institute ( MERI )
  • Maharashtra State Health University
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Mahrashtra open university ( YCMOU )
  • Maharashtra Police Academy ( MPA )

Nashik Real Estate Scenario.

Architecture

Sarkarwada: The administrative headquarters during the Peshwa Rule
Ravivar Karanja: The main old Nashik city junction
  • Rock-cut architecture
    Rock-cut caves called Pandavleni Caves relating to Hinayana Buddhism are located near Ambad, about 10 km from the city center. The caves are believed to be carved out between 1st century BC and 3rd century AD. There are 22 caves which comprise chaitya and vihara with varying levels of carving and detail.
    Chambharleni is another location of Jain rock-cut caves near Mhasrul, about 8 km from the city center.
  • Temples of Nashik
    The city is home to hundreds of temples and shrines notably at the Ghats near Ramkund (which is the stretch of the river considered holy as it changes its course from westward to southward). The Kalaram Temple, The Naroshankar Temple and the Sundernarayan Temple are most significant architecturally, all built in black basalt stone. Trimbakeshwar temple is 30 km from Nashik.
  • Traditional Wada structures of old Nashik
    The old city's housing quarters primarily comprise of the wada design. These are built-to-edge courtyard houses with rooms built around a central (multi-activity) courtyard opening onto the street. This design is a fine example of climate control and resulted in the peculiar urban form of narrow shaded streets and public courtyards.
  • Contemporary Residential Architecture
    The urban form of outer Nashik used to be dominated by (generally) well-designed two story independent houses. As land costs soared these have been replaced by either row houses (houses with common side walls) or multistory apartments. The last decade has witnessed a trend of clusters of multiple buildings with a mix of typologies served by common amenities like a club and a swimming pool.
  • Contemporary Institutional and Public Architecture
    There are a few architecturally notable public buildings in Nashik like The Nashik Municipal Corporation Administrative Headquarter, The Kusumagraj Smarak and The Dadasaheb Phalke Memorial at the foothills of Pandavleni Caves. Some of the recent projects comprising educational campuses and corporate buildings have demonstrated reasonable architectural flair at par with national and international architectural trends.

Prominient Personalities

Tourism

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Nashik has been on the tourist map of India especially Hindu religious tourism because of the legend that Lord Rama lived here during his exile. Gangapur Road, College Road and Trimbak Road form the lifelines of the suburbs. For many, Nashik is just a pit-stop en route to Shirdi or Trimbakeshwar. If one decides to stop and look around the city and its outskirts, there's plenty to see. The Gangapur Dam is a beautiful site. The Dudhsagar Fall near the village of Gangapur is worth a look in the rains. A few kilometers away from Gangapur village is a Stone Age site. On the road to Trimbakeshwar is the state's only Museum of Numismatics. Anjaneri Parvat near Trimbakeshwar is well known for waterfalls during monsoon season. Pandav Caves, the 4th Century BC caves of Buddhist origin, a Bird Sanctuary "Nandur-Madhyameshwar" popularly know as "Bharatpur of Maharashtra", which was started in 1950s, is a little ways from the city and is a mesmerizing place for nature and bird lovers.

Economy

Overview

Nashik today is one of the fastest growing cities of India and has even been identified as a tier-2 metro. The city's economy is driven chiefly by the engineering and manufacturing industry (which has been around since the seventies) as well as the progressive agriculture in area surrounding the city. Auto majors such as Mahindra & Mahindra, BOSCH and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as VIP, Samsonite, CEAT etc. have their plants here and have spawned a huge network of auto component suppliers and engineering ancillary services. It is also a pharmaceutical hub with presence GlaxoSmithKline and Fem. In recent years, Nasik has also carved a niche for itself as India's "Napa Valley" and locally established wine brands such as "Sula" and "Zampa" have attained international acclaim.
Modern efforts are on to promote the growth of an export-oriented rose farming and wine industry in the district. It is home to an important thermal power plant (Eklahare) and a National Treasury Printing Press (India Security Press at Nashik Road). There are five "Industrial Zones" in the Nashik area and its outskirts (Satpur, Ambad, Sinnar, Igatpuri and Dindori). Nashik has a number of sugar mills. It is also chief exporter of white onions and pomegranates.

Industry

Major Industries

The HAL plant is an aircraft manufacturing plant located 10 miles (16 km) from Nashik employing about 7000 people. Manufacturers who have set up plants in the Nashik MIDC area include: Bosch India - previously MICO Bosch, Mahindra and Mahindra, CEAT, Thyssen Krupp, Samsonite, Atlas Copco, Crompton Greaves, ABB, GlaxoSmithKline, L&T, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Jindal Steel, Kirloskar, IBP, Coca Cola, Siemens.

IT Parks

Recently the government decided to prepare IT parks in the city of Nashik. The V-Tech park is one of the largest IT parks of Maharashtra. Nashik is also emerging as a BPO/IT destination and is in list of the selected Tier II cities for BPO/IT companies; companies like Datamatics, WNS, I-Tech System, Nasik Online, ESDS Datacenter, Netwin and gloStream [2], which develops electronic medical record software and practice management solutions, have a presence in Nashik.

Government-run industries

The Indian Security Press – The India Security Press (the National Treasury Press) was the biggest employer in Nashik for many decades until the late eighties when a service-based economy started to thrive. The existence of the India Security Press is very beneficial to Nashik citizens. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is located in Ojhar Township about 20 km from the city, where it is designs, manufactures and overhauls a variety of aviation products from basic trainers to highly sophisticated supersonic fighters, helicopters, transport aircraft, engines, accessories and systems.

Agriculture

Nashik is famous for grapes, onions, and tomatoes. Nashik was famous for its table grapes for a very long time. In early 1925, the Table Grape revolution was started in Ojhar, a small town near Nashik, by Shree Raosaheb Jairam Krishnaji Gaikwad, the "Father of Indian Grapes." Today, table grapes are being exported to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Urbanisation and development

New Residential Areas of Nashik, dominated by multi-floor apartments

Nashik has transformed from a small pilgrimage town to a modern mid-sized city in the last two decades. The growth of industries brought about a major growth in population resulting into expansion of the footprint of the city into the hinterland and resulted into growth of suburbs along the periphery of the city. The natural benefits of geography and climate and abundant availability of water catalyzed this growth.

The retail revolution in India also left an impact on Nashik with multiple medium and large sized retail malls opening up in the city since 2002. Stand-alone branded apparel stores and food chains followed the trend and have opened up outlets to cater to the growing urban population.

Education

Nashik has been the educational hub of North Maharashtra. The city has two state-run universities, the Yashawatrao Chavhan Maharashtra Open University and the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. Today the city houses a large number of private and governmental educational institutions offering higher education in Medicine, Engineering & Technology, Architecture, Pharmacy, Management among others

Transportation

Roads

Nashik is one of the major road junctions of India. The Mumbai-Agra national highway(NH3) runs through Nashik. Nashik is also connected to Pune with NH-50. Nashik is a major road junction of major state highways. It is well connected to Surat, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmednagar, Dhule and many other cities. It has been seeing reasonable grown in terms of road infrastructure in the past few years or so. A privately built and tolled expressway is nearing completion between Mumbai and Nashik.[15] The National Highway Number 3 (NH3) is being converted into a multi-lane tolled road.

Intercity travel

Mahamarg Bus Stand

Bus services

Buses are run by the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation to various cities, towns and villages around Nashik. They operate services from multiple bus terminals (New and old Central Bus Stand among others. The new CBS is the principal bus terminal. The city is well connected to major cities in the state Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Satara, the Konkan Region, Aurangabad and other adjoining areas. Private bus operators run services buses to large cities around like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Indore, Kolhapur etc.

Taxi services

Transport services are provided by Taxis in the city which ply to Mumbai, Thane, Shirdi, Pune and a few other locations.

Railways

Nashik Road Railway Station, Early morning crowd waiting for the Panchvati Express to Mumbai.

Nashik Road Railway Station is an important railway station on the Mumbai-Kalyan-Manmad-Bhusaval (and further to Delhi or Kolkata) sector of the Central Railway Division of Indian Railways which was the first ever electrified section in India. The railway station is about 11 km away from the city center (and hence called Nashik Road instead of Nashik).

Deolali is another station (about 10 minutes train travel towards Mumbai) which serves the population residing in the Deolali Cantonment

More than 50 trains pass through this station daily and it is thus connected to Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nanded, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Agra, Delhi, Nagpur, Kolkata, Guwahati, Jammu, Madgaon, Mangalore and so on.

Although the station connects to most northern and eastern parts of the country, major passenger traffic is between Mumbai and Nashik. Fast-moving intercity trains like the Panchvati express and the Godavari Express connect this station to Mumbai. These trains originate from Manmad and principally cater the large number of business travelers from Manmad and Nashik to Mumbai and suburban area.

Airways

Kingfisher Airlines runs only one daily flight in the evening at 17:30 hrs to Mumbai from Nashik's Ozar Airport located at some 24 km from the city center. Deccan Airways also used to operate a flight to Mumbai from Ozar airport a couple of years ago which was later taken off due to lack of passengers. Nashik has another airport at Gandhinagar with a shorter runway and hence unfit for modern-day passenger aircraft. The government run Vayudoot used a operate a service to Mumbai from this Gandhinagar Airport during the 1980s.

References

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Nashik [1] is a city in the state of Maharashtra in Western India. It is a city of pilgrimage for many Hindus. Nashik it is believed that the name was derived after the incident in Ramayan when Lakshman (Sri Ram's brother)chopped off the nose of Surpanakha(Ravans sister).

Climate

The climate of Nashik is very pleasant . Nashik has three distinct seasons: summer, monsoon and winter. Summers are typically hot with maximum temperatures ranging from 35 to 42°C. The warmest month in Nashik is generally April as compared to the rest of the Deccan Plateau where it is May.

Nashik does not get very hot, even during peak summer the air is cool and even standing under a tree can give respite form the heat. However, as sunlight can be intense leading to skin tan and sun-burn, be sure to carry and use sunscreens (above SPF-30).

The nights in Nashik are significantly cooler than most other parts in this region owing to its high altitude.

The average rainfall is approx 550mm. The city often receives local and heavy thundershowers with heavy downpours in June, which brings down the temperature. The rainy season can sometimes be gloomy, with cloud cover for days together.

In winter, day temperatures can be as low as 24 - 28°C and temperatures at night as low as 5 - 8°C.

Winters are generally dry.

Normally, the climate in Nashik is extremely pleasant during the month of November

Attitude

Attitudes in Nashik are liberal . The city is used to be very traditional and conservative , but times have changed .The city is not conservative small-town of old , but now is a much more open - minded developed city .

Talk

Nashik is fairly cosmopolitan city . Although Marathi is the official language of the city and also the most common language spoken on the streets , most people also speak Hindi along English .

Get in

Nashik is 180 km from Mumbai (Bombay). There are frequent buses to Nasik from Dadar in Mumbai. It takes 4 to 5 hours by road. If you are not around Dadar, you can still take buses from Borivali (a key place on Western Railway Line) OR Thane (a key place on Central Railway Line). Also, a suburban railway (CR) to Kasara can be taken from few suburban railway stations beyond Dadar (like Kurla, Thane or even beyond). Once at Kasara, there are loads of connecting buses to Nashik and many other places, along with ample number of share-taxis (INR 50-60 per adult passenger, but with cramped sitting). (Kindly note there is no taxi service available in the late night. You can get held up after reaching Kasara Railway Station till the next morning)

Trains called 'Panchavati Express' and 'Godavari Express' also ply daily between Mumbai and Nashik. Word of caution, Nashik is on Central Railway line and Dadar Station is a sort of junction place for Central Railway and Western Railway, so make sure that you are at right side of the station (that is, East-side for Central Railway). There is also a daily train service between Pune and Nashik. It may be noted that the Railway Station (called "Nasik Road") is about 10 kms away from the main city. However, there are sufficiently frequent services of buses, auto-rikshaws, shared-taxis etc are available at fairly low fares.

Kingfisher Red, the country's low-cost airline, started daily flights between Mumbai and Nashik (2 at present- April'09). These fly from the Chatrapati Shivaji Domestic Airport (Mumbai) to Nasik Ozar airport (which is about 25 kms from Nashik city). You can also use services of Sanver Travels for getting AC Cars for travel from Mumbai Airport to Nashik City / Shirdi.

There are also Taxi services (AC / non-AC) from Dadar (East side of the Railway station). You can go for a full taxi or seat-basis

Get around

A rented car is the best option to move around the city. There is also a Nashik Darshan bus every day which shows you around the important tourist attractions in Nashik otherwise regional public transport service is also quite nice. Get the ticket for Nasik Darshan bus a day in advance to avoid inconvenience. Alternately you can take cheap and good autorikshaws. Mumbai Nashik Air Conditioned Car Rental Services can also be used.

Hire a Car to visit Nashik. There are many Car Rental Companies available which Provide world Class Services.

  • Enterprises Car Rental
  • Savaari Car Rental,Savaari Car Rental Nashik has a reputation for providing quality luxury car rentals Nashik.For more information on online booking of Rental Car in Nashik, Website: [2]
  • Hertz Car Rental
  • K K Travels, www.kktravels.com
  • Nashik Car Hire,Nashik Car Rental
  • Sita Gufaa - Caves where Ram and Sita worshipped Lord Shiv during their exile. The shivlinga is still present at that same spot.
  • Tapovan - Tapobhumi, Shurpanakhas nose fell here, Tasty Guavas, try them out.
  • Panchavati - The most sacred place on Earth.
  • Kalaram Temple - in Panchavati
  • Ganga Ghat - Ramkunda, Panchavati
  • Mineral Museum - Sinnar , Nashik . very precious different types of stones you can see here .
  • Pandavaleni - Pandav Caves. located on Nasik - Mumbai highway
  • Phalke Smaarak - Great landscape, Musical Fountain, Video songs, Buddha Smaarak, Water Park. located on foot of Pandav Caves hill
  • Jain Mandir - has a 12 ton Panchdhatu idol of Bhagwan Mahavir. located at Vilholi on Nasik - Mumbai highway
  • Veda Mandir - located on Trimbak road
  • Chambharlena - Temple of Bhagwan Mahavir on a hillock inside a cave. Located on Dindori Road.
  • Muktidham - big temple, picnic spot located at Nasik Road
  • Bhaktidham - a temple. located on Peth Naka
  • Someshwar - temples, picnic spot, boating , waterfall. located on Gangapur road.
  • Sundarnarayan Temple
  • College Road - happening place in Nasik. Malls, Restaurants, Shopping, Multiplex, McDonalds, Cafe Coffee Day.
  • Sula Wines - Winery offers tour and wine tasting
  • Nawsha Ganpati - A temple situated on banks of Godavari River, very scenic views
  • Deolali Camp Cantonment Board, Artillery centre- Deolali camp's, Lewitt Mkt Is for Shopping, Deolali South has Temple hill, golf course, church, sun rise & set point as well
  • Tarangan , Trimbak Road . This planetarium is named after Late shri Yashwantrao Chavan and was recently inaugurated by President Mrs Pratibha Patil. Daily 3 shows are conducted 1330 hrs in English, 1530 hrs in Hindi and 1730 hrs in Marathi. It is a wonderful experience.
  • visit Goda Ghat(Godavari river edge).
  • you can also enjoy trekking hills near to Nashik .
  • The Gangapur Dam - alwayz crowded with youngsters
  • The Dudhsagar Fall - near Gangapur Dam
  • Stone Age Site - few kms from Gangapur village
  • Anjaneri Parvat near Trimbakeshwar is well known for waterfalls during monsoon season
  • a Bird Sanctuary Nandur-Madhmeshwar near Niphad - a mesmerizing place for nature and bird lovers

Buy

The old shopping centre of the city lies in the heart of the city at Main Road. Here you can get everything you need. A lot of upscale shops have mushroomed all over the city in recent years. Canada corner is alwayz crowded with college going youngsters. MG Road is the hot shopping destination . You would get almost all brands like lee cooper , RBK , Adidas , Woodlands , Van Heusen , Proline , Pepe Jeans , D&G, levis , Provogue , Biba , Fabindia , Spyker and many more .

  • Nashik City Centre Mall , Untwadi
  • Big Bazaar , College Rd , Nashik Rd , Untwadi
  • SK Mall , College Rd
  • Pinnacle Mall , Golf Club
  • Vishal Mega Mart , Bombay Naka
  • Nashik Central , Trimbak Naka
  • Pantloons , Untwadi
  • Westside , Untwadi
  • Crosswords , Untwadi
  • Reliance Trends , Untwadi
  • Reliance Digital , Untwadi
  • Reliance Living Home , Untwadi
  • Reliance Footprints , Untwadi

And chain stores like Reliance Fresh , Spencer's , Spinach , Subhiksha , More are present all over the city .

  • Tanishq Showroom , Samarth Ngr , Nashik
  • Diamond Galaxy - Tanishq , Canada Corner , Nashik
  • A K Gems - Agni , Nashik Rd
  • Significant Moments , Nashik
  • Adgaonkar Saraf , Saraf Bazar , Nashik
  • Takle Bandhu , Saraf Bazar , Nashik
  • Bafna Jewllers , Tilakwadi , Nashik
  • P.R. Vaishampayan & Sons working under the brand name Sonchafa
  • Govind Dande & Sons , Nashik Rd
  • Rajmal Lakhichand Jewllers , Nashik
  • Parekh Jewels , Colg Rd , Nashik
  • Surana Jewllers , Canada Corner , Nashik.
  • Cinemax , College Rd
  • Cinemax , City Centre Mall
  • Cinemax Regimental , Nashik Rd
  • Divya Adlab , New Nashik (Cidco)
  • Fame Multiplex , Nashik Rd
  • SRS Cinemas , Nashik Rd

Eat

There are good restaurants all over the city. Coffee Shops / Cafes on College Road : Cafe Bollywood , 12 to 12 , Friendship , Cafe Coffee Day . 12 to 12 is gud resto for western cuisines .

  • The most amazing dining experiences at Nashik are at Emerald Park Hotel . Jharoka serves some amazing Indian food comparable to the best in the country, Dhruva is the roof top barbecue and grill and also has a 24 hour cafe.
  • Barista on College Road.
  • Three Sixty Degrees Coffee Shop , Talegaon , Nashik
  • Nesta Coffee Shop , Mumbai - Agra Rd , Nashik
  • Thali : Hotel Panchavati Yatri , Hotel Samrat , Purohit , Rajdhani,Chetana dining hall(cbs)
  • Tradtional Maharashtrian Cuisine : Saheba, Bombay Naka
  • Family Dining : Yahoo, Patang, Purohit.
  • 24 Hour restaurant : Sukh Sagar in Panchavati Hotel complex, Hotel Samrat CBS
  • Chinese : Seble Hotel , trimbak road, Carnival College Road, 21st centure Sharanpur Road
  • If you want to eat something really tasty visit Kokni Darbar for delicious mughlai and North Indian food. The service is also very good.
  • One Should not miss the famous VADA PAV at the Circle Cinema, The Shop located at Ashok Stumbh
  • Farmaish Restaurant , Colg Rd
  • Spice N Tadka Family Restaurant , Bytco Pt
  • Rolls & Keema : Rolls Club - Near Bhosla Military School (towards the end of College Road)..
  • Bon Appetit Restaurant - Pathardi Phata , Nashik
  • Misal : Vihar at Gangapur naka, A tapri near Raviwar Karanja (next to Pethe High School),Tushar on college road, Ambika near Panchvati Karanja, Sham-sundar Satpur MTDC,
  • Mama's Pav Bhaaji on College Road is a hot favourite of collegians. Mama's serves piping hot pav bhaaji and all kinds of chaat items.
  • Bikaneri Bhujiawalla on College Road.
  • Bhagvati's Chat: A famour chat joint near Kulkarni Garden on Sharanpur Road
  • Sagar Sweets on College Road and Gangapur Road is famous for sweets, namkeens, packaged food products, chat.
  • McDonalds on College Road, located just opposite Big Bazaar serves good burgers and draws a lot of crowd in the evenings.
  • Hotel Shrikrishna on College Road, plus they have a Parantha-special restaurant.
  • Modern Cafe (formerly named as Parth) has good Maharashtrian fare.
  • Salim's Tea at the corner of BYK Commerce College is a favorite hang-out of college students.
  • Talk of the Town is a good place where you can get yummy Punjabi food.
  • Maharashtra Bhaandaar on College Road is your typical "Khau Ghar" offering all kinds of delicious, home-made snacks and sweetmeats, like Laddus, Chivda, Karanji, Shev, Chakli, Farsaan, pickles, sweets and what have you. Lovingly called "Ma. Bhaa" it offers everything you would find traditionally prepared in Maharashtrian kitchens.
  • Thunder Point on College Road serves refreshing, delicious juices.
  • Kondaaji Chivda is very famous from Nashik.
  • Sweets: Shrikhand and Jalebi - Budha Halwai (Near Badrakali Temple). They also have recently opened a shop in Indira Nagar. The Jalebi is awsome! Fresh Malai barfi at Sagar Sweets is just irresistable
  • Jalaram Sweets , College Road . Serves amazing chaats along with a range of sweets. One should not miss their Kachori and Khajur/Imli Chutney.
  • Goli Vada pav outlet at Sharanpur Road and College Road.
  • Subway @ college road
  • Dominos at college road and nashik road
  • Smokin Joes near RYK college , Bytco Ponit
  • Shoukin bhel at Nehru garden . yummy tasty bhel!
  • Vijus Dabeli and sandwhich
  • Brothers roll near akashwani tower.

Garden misal @ shalimar the best!

  • Rim-zim Ice Gola near Nehru Garden
  • Little Italy, Sula Vineyards. Authentic Italian Food at rates less than their other branches across the country served at Little Italy ad mist the beautiful landscape of Sula Vineyards.  edit
  • Cafe Express @ College Road
  • Cream Zone , Colg Rd , Nashik
  • Razzmatazz , Colg Rd , Nashik
  • Askimozs Pot Ice Cream , Nbt law Colg , Nashik
  • Dinshaw's , Colg Rd , Nashik
  • Pastongi , MG Rd , Nashik
  • Dairy Don , Colg Rd & MG Rd , Nashik
  • Sula Wines , Wineyards near Gangapur
  • Banjara , Mahatma Nagar (Resto Bar)
  • 21st century , Near Kulkarni Garden (Pub)
  • Tiger hills, Wine tasting & factory outlet, Nashik-Mumbai highway
  • Samarth juice centre @ Ravivar Karnja

Sleep

Budget

(Check out the room before you book)

  • Ginger Hotel Trimbak Rd , Nashik ,+91 9921240607
  • Nashik Online Marketing Services Gangapur Road, Nashik ,+91 9890009892
  • Hotel President Inn Nashik, tel: 0253 - 2360174
  • Hotel Panchavati 430, Vakilwadi, Nashik-422001 +91 0253 257 5771(fax: +91 253 257 1823)
  • Wasan's Inn Old Agra Road, Nashik-422002 +91 253 257 7881fax: +91 253 257 8711 [3]
  • Hotel Panchavati Yatri 430, Vakilwadi (Chandakwadi), Nashik-422002 +91 253 257 2290, +91 253 257 2291,+91 253 257 2292(fax: +91 253 257 2293)
  • Sai Ratna Lodging Boarding Siddhi Tower, Paleja Petrol Pump, Malegaon, Panchavati Karanja, Nashik-422003 +91 253 251 8805, +91 253 951 9005
  • Hotel Royale Heritage GPO Road, Nashik 422001. tel: +91253 2504080'(+9198220 40200) [4], [5]
  • Quality Inn Regency , Kshatriya Estate, Shivaji Nagar, Nasik-Poona Rd, Nasik-422006 +91 253 241 2441(fax: +91 253 2412 443 [6] US$ 42-50
  • Panchavati Elite Inn Pvt.Ltd , Near Vindo Auto, Trimbak Rd, Nashik-422002 +91 253 257 9031 +91 253 257 9032 (fax: +91 253 257 9214 [7])
  • White Lily On Mumbai - Agra Highway, Next to Sai Palalce
  • Rama Heritage Hotel , Old Mumbai - Agra Rd , Nashik
  • Chetna Dining Hall , Old C.B.S. Meghdoot Shopping Center, Nashik.
  • Taj Residency P-17, MIDC Ambad, Mumbai-Agra Rd, Nashik-422210 +91 253 238 4499(fax: +91 253 238 2638)
  • The Jupiter Hotel ( West End )- Mumbai Hghwy, Cidco, Nasik
  • Gateway Inn - Ambad , Nashik
  • Hotel Kaveri On Nasik, Pune Rd, Nashik-422001 +91 253 259 7799(fax: 0253-2597799
  • Hotel Saffron Plant No.291, Beside Wadala Naka, Renuka Nagar Corner, Nashik-422001 +91 253 259 4004(fax: +91 253 250 4944)
  • Seble Hotel Deluxe Pvt Ltd Boys Town Road, Off. Trimbak Road, Nashik-422002 +91 2532575711 , +91 253 257 5714, +91 253 231 2424 (fax: +91 253 2315327, [8]')
  • Hotel Shilpa 430/Ratan Bhuwan, M.G.Rd, Nashik-422001 +91 253 258 0271 (fax +91 253 257 3763, [9]
  • Hotel Vaishali 480, Gole Colony, Nashik-422002, Maharashtra +91 253 257 3310(fax: +91 253 257 55909)
  • Hotel Dwarka Dwarka Circle, Mumbai Agra Road, Nashik-422002 +91 253 - 2594241 / 42 (Fax: 0253 - 2593028 ) [10]
  • Hotel Gadre's Dwarka Circle, Mumbai Agra Road, Nashik-422002 +91 253 - 2594241 / 42 (Fax: 0253 - 2593028 )
  • Wani - Saptashringi Godess - located 75 km from Nasik
  • Igatpuri - On Nashik - Mumbai Highway. Located about 30 km from Nasik. Scenic beauty! There are multiple resorts available for a weekend get-away!
  • Anjaneri - the birth place of Lord Hanumana. located on Trimbak road, 25 km from Nasik
  • Triambakeshwar - one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, 30 km from Nashik via Trimbak road.
  • Bhagur - Small village, important as the birthplace of Veer Savarkar, one of the famous freedom fighters, about 12 km from Nasik road.
  • Shirdi - About 90 km from Nashik. Famous the world over for Sai Baba, but you have to have patience, as the queues can be infintely long. freuently volvo and ST buses are available.
  • Sinnar - About 30 km from nashik on the Nashik-Pune highway (NH 50). The Yadava period (11 A.D.) Gondeshwar Shiva temple has interesting architecture and stone carvings.
  • Sangamner - About 65 km from Nashik, along the Nashik-Pune highway. Has an engineering college, a medical college, well developed market, historical places to see.
  • Yeola: 65 km from Nashik, between Nashik and Aurangabad. Famous for Paithni sarees (tradittional saree), Yeola is a major handloom weaving center and the silk sarees, shalus and paithanis woven here find a prominent place in Indian and foreign market. It is also famous for gold and silver wire. Places of interest include the Muralidhar Temple and the Parshvanath Temple.
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Simple English

Nashik, also spelled as Nasik is a city located in North-West of Maharashtra State of India. Population of Nashik city is 1,620,000. Nashik is around 180km away from Mumbai.








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