Nasik is a city situated on the bank of the sacred river Godavari. The city is as old as Ramayana as Nasik is believed to be the place where Shoorppanakha tried to seduce lord Ram. Thus there are old famous temples and famous Kumba mela is celebrated here as it is the place of 12 holy Jyotirlingas; Kumba Mela has the largest congregation of people. This is indeed a home of Hindu Pilgrimage. Though Nasik is an old place and a pilgrimage centre and yet it is India’s top wine producing place.
Nasik is situated 565m above sea level with structures with remarkable importance such as the temples, the industrial units and the forts and one can visit the city during the month from October to March. Apart from that summers are extremely hot and winters are extremely cold. For those who enjoy monsoon can visit the month from july to August. You can reach nasik quite easily are there is railway station only 9 kms away from the city centre and is well connected to the metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. The nearest airport is Mumbai airport located 171kms away from the city and there are local taxis available that makes it easy to travel from airport to Nasik. There is also bus transportation available both in deluxe a/c and non a/c connecting Nasik to different cities.
Places to visit
Nasik Panchvati – is believed to be shelter Lord Ram, Pandav Leni caves – 1 century old Buddhist area dwelling , Dudhsagar falls and the religion places are Ganga Sagar – Bathing Ghats, Jain Mandir – three storey shrine, Kalaram Mandir – displays the structural brilliance, Kapileshwar Mandir – oldest temple in Nasik dedicated to Lord Shiva, Naroshankara Temple – 18th century temple dedicated to Lord Shankara, Ramkund – Ganges of the south, Sundarnarayan Temple - Vaishnavite temple located on the loafty bank of govadavri and tapovan and there is Anjeri – Birth place of Lord Hanuman, Sita Gufaa – a place from where sita was Kidnapped by Ravana.
Hotels in Nasik
There are various Nasik hotels available depending on the budget and the requirement. The Nasik hotels most of them are within everyones budget.