Nashik - Maharashtra

Nashik

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:

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Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela, is said to be the largest religious gathering on the earth,well promoted by the Maharashtra tourism. It is a major attraction of the city, visi ...

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Panchavati

Panchwati is situated in the northern part of Nashik. According to a legend Lord Shri Ram and Sita along with Lakshman (also spelt as Laxman) stayed at Panchav ...

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Kalaram Mandir

This temple is located in Punchavati area,Nashik.It is constructed by Sardar Odhekar of Peshwas in 1790. The temple is made of black stones which has four door ...

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Ramkund

Ramkund was developed by Chitrarao Khatarkar in 1696. This holy tank is 27 m by 12 m in area. It is believed that Rama and Sita used to bath in this tank. Peop ...