Nashik – Famous Religious City of Maharashtra


Nashik a city known to the world is our next tourist destination. This city is located in Maharashtra, India placed at only gap of 171 kms from metro city and capital  Mumbai. However, Pune is just 210 kms away from Nashik. City is developed and average populace is 6,109,052 as per census.

The holy river Godavari flows from the city, though city is also having huge religious values especially for Hindus. Huge production of grapes is done in Nashik hence city is popular for export business as well. Trimbakeshwar Shiva shrine is top spot for voyagers located close to Nashik city.


Sources say this city is the fourth rapid growing city in India containing 16th place in world. It is also popular for their hospitality as people are really friendly and full supportive particularly to new voyagers of city. Pleasant weather, charming surroundings and foliage of city makes it attractive tourist destination. Nashik is on 3rd position in big city list following Mumbai and Pune.


Nashik is housing fabulous shrines, though biggest religious trade Kumba Mela is also organized in Nashik. This city is described in great Hindu epic Ramayana.

City is housing on Sahyadri Hills, which is not much populated hills or counted in best hill stations of India, but still countless spots and riversides are available for voyagers that make the city special spot for holidays.


Attraction of Nashik:

Dada Saheb Phalke Smarak:

The initial place for voyagers is Dada Saheb Phalke Smarak. This memorial is committed for artistic, commitment and lucid development. Smarak is the top spot for Meditation in the city.



India’s known holy spot Panchavati is located in Nashik city. People believe Lord Rama got shelter at this place with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman.


Pandav Leni Caves:

Next is Pandavleni Leni caverns placed on Trivashmi hills. Top things to watch in Pandavleni caves are carve doorway and luminous sculptures.


Dudhsagar Falls:

Prime location where voyagers must visit here is Dudhsagar falls placed at Someshwar. The flow of white water from height looks like milk is flowing from the fall. Local people reach Dudhsagar falls on weekends and special occasions for picnic.


Gangapur Lake:

People love to spend time at lake side can reach to Gangapur lake located at only distance of 13 kms from the city. This attractive spot is major source of drinking water in the city. However, people can watch diverse birds in lake coming from abroad. Boating is another feature that voyagers can do in Gangapur Lake.


Vihigaon Waterfall:

Next spot here is Vihigaon falls located in Thane district. This is the monsoon waterfall becomes special in rainy season. However, thick waterfall in area can be enjoyable spot for voyagers in normal season.


Bhakti Dham:

Religious place Bhakti Dham is next tourist attraction in Na. Numerous shrines located close to Dindori Naka give this name as Bhakti Dham. Distance of Bhakti Dham is only 2.5 kms from the city bus stand. Chants in evening gives divers feelings to the voyagers in this spot.

Few other spots for voyagers are Chambharlena, Ganga Ghat, Jain Mandir, Kalaram Temple, Kapileswara Temple, Muktidham Temple, Naroshankara Temple, Ramkund, Someshwar Temple, Sundarnarayan Temple, Tapovan, Veda Mandir, Anjneri, Sita Gufaa, and Sula Vineyards.


Among all Tapovan is the place containing dense forest. Dandakaranya forest is the place known for pictorial spot also mentioned in epic Ramayana. Lord Rama and his family spend many years in this forest during their exile. Brother Laxmana cut the nose of Supernakha at Tapovan only. Voyagers must not miss the Tapovan once they visit the Nashik city.


How to reach Nashik?

Mumbai is close to Nashik located at only gap of 171 kms, whereas Pune is 212 kms away, Indore is 417 kms away, Ahmedabad is 473 kms away, and Nagpur is 649 kms distant.

By Train: Nashik station is bigger located at 9 kms distant from city center. Direct trains from MumbaiNew DelhiKolkata and Hyderabad are available for Nashik City. Trains for Nashik are available from some other cities like PuneBangalore and many more.

By Air: attaining to Nashik through airport is little time consuming because closest big air hub is MCSIA (Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International airport) located at 171 kms distance. Nashik is not having its own airport so voyagers have to attain Mumbai airport, which is linked to domestic as well as international places.

By Bus: road service of Maharashtra is popular and state buses for Nashik are available from almost all major cities of state. Nashik is properly linked to major cities of India through road and charted A/C and non-A/C buses are accessible from various cities like MumbaiPuneHyderabad etc.