Nashik - Maharashtra
Nashik is a holy city for Hindus in Maharashtra state. Nashik is the administrative headquarters of Nashik District and Nashik Division. The name Nasik has originated from a Sanskrit word “Nasika” which means nose. It is believed that the brother of Rama, Laxman had chopped off the nose of the devil woman Shrupnakha and that gave the name to the place. The history of the city is related to many of the Hindu Gods. Rama the Lord of Justice roamed the forests of Nashik during the fourteen year exile from Ayodhya.
The city is known for its picturesque surroundings and pleasant climate.It is famous for historical places, forts and temples, Museum and Caves.
Geography: Nashik is in the northwest of Maharashtra state, 180 km from Mumbai and 220 km from Pune. It is a rapidly developing city with a population close to 1.4 million and area covered 220 sq. kms. Nashik is famous as The “Wine Capital of India”, or the “Grape City”, is located in the Western Ghats, on the western edge of the Deccan peninsula on the banks of the Godavari River.
Tourism: There are numerous movie theatres. Here, one can enjoy Hollywood, Bollywood and Marathi films. It also offers historical places, temples and forts, some of them are: