Nashik is a city in western India in the state of Maharashtra. Nashik is located in the north-west of Maharashtra, 171 km (106 mi) from Mumbai and 210 km (130 mi) from Pune.It is the biggest city of North Maharashtra and 11th most populated district in India with a population of 6,109,052. and 14th most populated city of India
Nashik is a located on the banks of the Godavari River, the holy river which flows through old Nashik. Nasik is the highest producer of grapes in India along with onions. The Nassak Diamond, derives its name from the fact that it long remained in the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple, near Nashik. The Godavari River flows through Nashik from its source, which lies to the southwest of the city, in Trimbakeshwar.
Subsequently ranked as fourth fastest growing city of India and sixteenth of the world, Nashik won Best Tourist Friendly City of India, Nashik is known for its pleasant climate, picturesque surroundings and greenery. It is the third largest city of Maharshtra after Mumbai and Pune.
The city got its present name in 1818 when the Peshwas got control of the city.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.
After the fall of the Satavahana empire, the Abhiras or Ahirs ruled in the north east and the Chutus in Maharashtra and Kuntala. The Puranas state that ten Abhiras ruled for, 67 years. The Nasik inscription peaks of king Madhuriputra Ishvarasena, the Abhir and a son of Shivadatla. This dynasty originated in A. D. 249-50, an era called Kalachuri or Chedi in later times.
Nashik host one of the largest religious gathering in the world known as Maha Kumbh. Kumbh mela (festival) is celebrated once in twelve years. The Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela is celebrated every six years at Haridwar and Allahabad, the Purna (complete) Kumbh takes place every twelve years at four places in Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik. Previous kumbh mela was in year 2003. Next kumbh mela will be held from August 15 to September 13 in 2015.

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Shopping

Nashik is considered as a shoppers delight which offers various handicrafts, souvenir items, silver articles, traditional copper artifacts and brass statutes. Chivda grapes and wines are the other important items to buy from this wine city. Besides the shops, the city is also surrounded by numerous eateries, restaurants and bars.

The city, well known for its jewellery, is dotted with numerous jewelleries namely Amruta Jewellery, Dhanvardhini Jewellers, Dusane and Sons, Gulawanchkar Jewellers, Heena Jewellery, J.B Ankaikar Junnarkar Jewellers etc. The famous textiles in the city are Amarson Cloth Centre, Anil Cloth Stores, Shivaji Cloth Market Bhadrakali Nasik, Babubhai Cloth Store, Beauty Corner, Bombay Silk Stores, Deolali Cloth Stores, Ganpati Cloth Store, Gurunanak Cloth Stores and Harish Cloth Stores.

Some of the important shopping centers at Nasik are College road – famous for branded stores where the cheap but real good quality clothes are available; Tibetan market – best for woolen; Ganga Ghat – famous for vegetables; Saraf Bazaar – known for Jewellery; Main Road situated in the heart of Nasik – an old shopping center from where one can buy everything; MG Road – famous for all famous branded stores like Lee Cooper, RBK, Adidas, Woodlands, Van Heusen, Proline, Pepe Jeans, D&G, levis, Provogue, Biba, Fabindia, Spyker and Deolali market place.

Hospitality

 

Top Hotels:

1.The Gateway Hotel Ambad
P-17, Mumbai-Agra Road,MIDC Ambad, Nashik, Maharashtra-422010.
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2.Express Inn Nashik
Pathardi Phata, Mumbai Agra Road, Nashik, MH 422010.
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3.Express Inn
Pathardi Phata, Mumbai Agra Road, Ambad, Nashik, Maharashtra 422010.
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4.Hotel Seven Heaven
904, Rane Nagar, Pathardi Phata, Mumbai Agra Road, Nashik, MH 422009.
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5.Hotel Rajmahal
Rajmahal Hotel, Near Old Cbs Sharanpur Road, Nashik, Maharashtra 422002, India, Sharanpur Rd, Police Staff Colony, Nashik, Maharashtra 422002.
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6.Ginger Nashik
Plot No P 20 (Part), Satpur MIDC, Near Satpur MIDC Police Station (Near Bank Of India Satpur Branch), Nashik Trimbakeshwar Road, MIDC, Satpur, Nashik, MH 422007.
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7.Hotel Samrat
Near C.B.S, Old Agra Road, Nashik, Maharashtra, 422002, Old Agra Rd, Police Staff Colony, Nashik, Maharashtra 422002.
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8.Hotel Abhishek
Panchvati Karanja, Nashik, MH 422003.
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9.Hotel Royale Heritage
G.P.O. Road, Near Shalimar, Nashik, MH 422001.
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10.Hotel Suresh Plaza
Near Divya Adlabs Cinema, Trimurti Chowk Kamatwada-Ambad Road, Nashik, MH 422010.
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Restaurants:
1.Grand Stand – A Family Restaurant, Gangapur Road
Best family Restaurent in Nasik. Veg/ Non Veg / Bar, Lounge, Event Management. Party Hall
2nd Floor,Vishal Point,Swami Smarth Circle,Gangapur Road, Nasik-13
Ph.No:6578777, 9890160199, Website:www.grandstandnasik.com, Email: grandstandnasik@gmail.com

2.Relations Restaurant, Sharanpur Road
Juice,Food,Fast Food
Kulkarni Garden,Sharanpur Road,Nasik
Ph.No:0253-2316343, Website:, Email:

3.Shriram foods, M.G.Road
All type of home made foods
3, Lila Prasad Shopping Center, M.G.Road, Nasik
Ph.No:0253-2579783,6521662.

4.Sharada Udpi Restaurant, Ashok Stambh
Veg Restaurant
Sancheti Toewr, Ashok Stambh, Nasik.
Ph.No:9975835396.

5.Farmaish The Resto Bar, College Road
Hotel
118, D Souza Colony, College Road, Nasik.
Ph.No:2310335.

6.Divtya Bhudalya, Gangapur Road
Veg And Non Veg
Thatte Nagar, Gangapur Road, Nasik.
Ph.No:9822319807, 9326372111.

7.Madhur Restaurant, Gangapur Road
Hotel
Manik Nagar, Torna Palace, Gangapur Road, Nasik.
Ph.No:3254928.

 

How To Reach

Air:

Nashik’s Ozar Airport is located at a distance of 24 km (15 mi) from the city center. [Deccan Airways] used to operate flights to Mumbai from a couple of years ago which were later taken off due to lack of passengers and will operate soon after upgradation to an airport with international standards. Nashik has another airport at Gandhinagar with a shorter runway and hence unfit for modern-day passenger aircraft. The government run Vayudoot used an operate a service to Mumbai from this Gandhinagar Airport during the 1980s. A new Passenger Terminal at Ozar is under construction. Also there is a cargo airport at Ozar. A military airport is present in Deolali Cantonment.

Rail:
Nashik Road Railway Station is the major railway station in the city which is around 10 km (6.2 mi) from the central area of the city.Deolali railway station is around 20 km from the city which serves the military cantonment area. Nashik Road railway station is an important railway station for Central Railway it generates highest revenue in Bhusawal division.Manmad railway station comes under Nasik district and serves huge importance for visitors travelling towards Shirdi from North and South India.Igatpuri railway station is another major railway station where DC to AC conversion of electric lines are carried out by changing the engine.
Nashik Road falls on the Mumbai–Bhusawal route of the Central Railways. Nashik is directly connected to various major cities in India like Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Nagpur, Kanpur, Guwahati etc. There are a few trains connecting Southern and Northern parts of India which travel via Nashik.

Road:
Nashik is on the intersection of two National Highways: the Mumbai–Agra Highway NH-3 and the Nashik–Pune Highway NH-50. Apart from these, other major cities like Aurangabad are connected via a state highway. Nashik is easily accessible by road from Gujarat state in western India. There are other numerous State Highways which offer very good road connectivity to Nashik.Nasik is well connected to Mumbai through Mumbai Nashik Expressway which is a part of Mumbai-Agra Highway (NH3)connects Dhule and Indore to the city on the other side of the highway.Pune is connected through NH 50 which is to be upgraded into a four lane road soon.Condition of Internal city roads are very poor.

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Entertainment

Tourist Attractions Nagpur:


1.Panchavati.
2.Pandav Leni Caves.
3.Dudhsagar Falls.
4.Ganga Ghat.
5.Jain Mandir.
6.Kapileswara Temple.
7.Naroshankara Temple.

 

Theaters:

1.Anuradha Talkies
MG road, Nashik – 422010

2.Chitra Mandir
Gadge Maharaj Statue, Main Road, Nashik – 422101

3.Cine Max
College Road, Nashik – 422005

4.Fame Multiplex
Shivaji Nagar, Beside Qwality Inn Hotel Nr Ambedkar Nagar Stop,Opp Highway, Nashik Pune Road, Nashik – 422006

5.Vijayanand Cinema
Bhadrakali Rd, Opp Gadke Maharaj Statue, Nashik – 422011

Clubs:

1.Garware Club House
Nasik Pune Road, Sarda Activity Centre,Nandine, Nashik – 422001

2.Khazana Orchestra
Basement Gole Colony, 480, J Hotel Kashiba’s, Nashik – 422002

3.Nasik Club
Nashik-Pune Road, Sarda Activity Centre ‘Nandinee’, Nashik – 422011

4.Rotary Club
Trimbak Road, F-93, M.I.D.C,at Hotel Green View, Nashik – 422002

 

 

 

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