Nashik is a religious place and one of the holy Hindu pilgrimage spots of India, Kumbh Mela. Every natural aspect of this place is intertwined with folklore, mythology, and religious beliefs – making it more mysterious and worthwhile to explore.Â It is located on the western edge of Deccan Peninsular, making the place picturesque. Godavari River flows beside Nashik, enhancing its beauty. You can witness history, religion, and remnants of historical freedom struggle here. Besides you will find a large military training center, burgeoning industrial landscape, lakes, and a lot more.
HOW TO REACH
If you want to reach this place by air, the nearest international airport is Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Another important domestic airport near the city is in Pune. Nashik even has two airports – Ozar Airport and Gandhinagar Airport.
To Reach Nashik by road, you will not only find state transport services but also private buses and other vehicles such as taxis. To get there, you either have to travel around 166 km from the city of Mumbai or 209 km from the city of Pune by road.
Railway station of this city is considered as one of the most important railway stations in Central Railway. Therefore, every train passing through that region stops at Nashik.
WHAT TO SEE
Vihigaon Falls is great place to go rappelling and canoeing. Said to be one of the lesser known attractions of Maharashtra. Another reason that adds to these falls being so elusive is the fact that these are mostly fed by the monsoon waters.Â Heavy rains make Vihigaon Falls a lure to many, with the whole area getting covered in lush green. Vihigaon Falls are located, deep inside the forest at the Western Ghats adds more to it. The trail that leads to these picturesque falls is one of the most fascinating ones, with interesting flora and fauna giving you ample company on the route. Don’t forget to go in for a splash if the waters aren’t too rocky because of the rains.
Pandav Leni Caves:-
This city is most renowned for being a religious center of India and even people look out for auspicious jewellery based on astrological predictions while shopping in Nashik. People flock to various jewellers for different kinds of gems and jewels. Some of the renowned names here include JB Ankaikar Junnarkar Jewellers, Gulawanchkar Jewellers, Amruta Jewellery, Adgaonkar Saraf, Heena Jewellery, Adgaonkar Bandhu, Dusane and Sons, Adgaonkar Sons, Dhanvardhini Jewellers, among many others.
All kinds of foods are available in Nashik. Whether it is Maharashtrian, European, Chinese, North Indian, or South Indian delicacies, you will find all of them here.Â Â If you want to taste the local Maharashtrian dishes in Nashik, then do not miss Ukadiche Modak, Puran Poli and Batata Wada. Confluence of these dishes with those of the neighbouring regions of Gujarat, and Rajasthan can be found here.