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What You Should Know More About Nashik

  • Travel Advice

    • The crime rate against tourists in Nashik is relatively low, but it is advised to not step out after 12 pm as the roads are almost deserted, with negligible people around.

    • Do not carry a large amount of hard cash with you and do not wear any expensive jewelry, as it might be a clear invitation to thefts and attacks of streets.

    • Carry your driving license and stay aware of the local traffic rules and speed limits if you are driving by self.

    • If you book a cab, hire a tour guide or book a day sight-seeing or excursion, make sure that you do it through an authorized travel agency so that you do not fall prey to any scams.

    • Do not speak to strangers, and do not accept if they offer you any kind of lift or other help.

    • Carry a city map and make sure that your GPS devices are charged, so that you can keep a track on your movement. Also, save the location of your hotel so that you can get back easily in case you are lost.

    • Learn a few words from the local language (Marathi), so that you are able to have a basic level conversation with the locals.

    • Try to commute by an authorized prepaid taxi and if you do not find it, decide the fare before you take the cab/auto-rickshaw as most of the local drivers do not agree to switch on the tariff meter and you definitely don’t want to get into a brawl when on a vacation.

  • Drinking Laws

    The legal age to consume alcohol in Nashik is 25 years, as per the legal drinking age for the state of Maharashtra.


  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Panchavati
    This place is a significant destination for the Hindus because according to legends, Panchavati was a part of the huge forest of Dandakvan, where Lord Rama and Lakshmana spent a significant time of their exile. It is a calm place to enjoy a day in the serene and calm environment. 


    Ramkund 
    Mythological legends claim that this was the place where Lord Rama used to take a bath during his exile stay in Panchavati. Hence, this is a sacred and holy place for Hindus and a bath here is considered as auspicious.


    Trimbakeshwar
    Another place of religious importance, Trimbakeshwar is a place which hosts the Shahi Snan(Royal Bath) for the devotees which gather during ‘Kumbh Mela’. Hundreds of devotees from all over Maharashtra come and visit this pilgrimage spot every year.


    Sula Vineyards
    Nasik is not only a holy city, but also has destinations for rejuvenation. Sula Vineyards, a nationally famous winery is a place which attracts a lot of crowd every year, especially during the Sula Wine fest, normally conducted during February. You can visit here and sip on some fine wine, amid the long stretching lush-green grape vines.


    ISKCON Temple
     Dedicated to Sri Radha Madangopal, ISKCON Temple is where you can indulge in and experience the true essence of worship.


    Dadasaheb Phalke Smarak
    A memorial of legendary filmmaker Dadasaheb Phalke, this is a garden which had got beautifully constructed landscape, along with a swimming pool and fun-water slides. So, be it with family or friends, this place will surely allow you to unwind yourself.

  • What you will like there?

    Calm Atmosphere
    Despite Nashik being a developing city with a significant amount of vehicles present, there is minimum chaos and noise pollution and hence, it is an ideal place if you want to visit a city and still experience peace and serenity.


    Cultural blend
    Nashik is a city which is rooted to its culture and traditions and is yet on the path of progress in terms of infrastructure and other facilities. The culture in Nashik is a blend of Maharashtrian, Gujarati and Marwari ethos, as it houses people of these three major communities equally.


    Extensive Grape Vines
    The convenient climatic conditions of Kerala make for the ideal conditions for the growing of the spices. Spices have played a pivotal role in Kerala’s history. Kerala today is one of the leading spice producing states of India. As a tourist, you must definitely visit the spice plantations in Alleppey to check out spices like black pepper and cloves growing.  


    Food
    Different dishes like Misal Pav, Khandeshi Food and Chicken Masala are famous in Nashik. Dairy Don ice cream, which is a local ice cream brand is definitely worth trying. Well, the food in Nashik is comparatively spicy and hence, you should specifically mention if you want the food to be non-spicy. 


    Street Shopping
    Nashik has a lot of places for street shopping, one of it being ‘Shalimar’, and area in the heart of the city where you will get everything, right from usual household items to junk jewelry and clothing in your own budget. You will also find some of the best wedding collection outfits in Nashik. Main Road is another area where you can find amazing stuff to buy just while having a stroll.

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  • When is the best time to visit Nashik?

    Nasik is a beautiful place to enjoy and tour.

    Winter: The best season to visit Nashik is the winter season during the months of October, November, December, February and March. The temperature remains comfortable and is most suited.

    Rains: The city receives good amount of rainfall between June to September, making it a treat for the visitors, especially for monsoon lovers. The rains bring freshness and rejuvenating greenery to the place.

  • Which are the best day trekking tours in Nashik?

    Nashik settles by the foothills of Sahyadris in northern Maharashtra. All things considered it has added to the upside of trekkers living in and around Nashik. Some of the trekking trails around Nashik have picked up fame and is pulling in sightseers from everywhere throughout the country. Other than the journey locales, voyagers wandering for Nashik tourism can likewise connect with themselves in this exciting experience.

    Here are some of the popular spots for day trekking in Nashik:

    • Indrai Killa
    • Kalsubai Peak
    • Anjaneri Fort
    • Salher
    • Pandavleni
    • Ramshej Fort

  • Which are the best places to camp stays in Nashik?

    Nashik's topography is situated in the foothills of Western Ghats and is surrounded by the green belt of the hills and waterfalls. Thus, if you as an adventure lover wish to spend some time in solace around the green belt of Nashik, then you may find some of the finest camp stays in and around the city. Look at a few below:

    •    Kumbh Camp India - Nashik
    •    Camp at Bhandardara
    •    Hill Top
    •    Sahyadri Campers
    •    Harishchandragad Camp
    •    Ratangad Fort campsite
    •    Harihar fort campsite

  • Where should I go for wine tasting tours in Nashik?

    One of the best ways of engaging in lavish retreats is to go on a wine tasting tour in Nashik. The vineyards in Nashik are located on scenic locales that will take your breath away. “Nashik Valley” is also known as the “Wine Capital of India” and owns a Geographical Identification (GI) under Intellectual property rights by the name of “Nashik Valley Wine”

    Here are few reputable Vineyards where Wine connoisseur/lovers can explore wines with picturesque vistas of Nashik.

     

    • Sula Vineyards
    • York Winery
    • Soma Vineyards
    • Grover Zampa
    • Vallonne
    • Chateau d'Ori

  • How to reach Nashik?

    Nasik is easily accessible which is only 171 km from Mumbai and 210 km from Pune. On reaching either of the places, you can take a cab or a train to reach Nasik.

    • Nearest airport: The nearest Airport is Mumbai or Pune with a distance of 175 km.
    • Railway Station: Nashik Railway Station is one of the major stations of the Central Railway. There are a number of trains that connect Nashik to other cities and towns. Nashik is 185 km from Mumbai and can be reached through NH-3 via Thane-Kasara-Igatpuri.

  • What are the different things to buy /activities to do in Nashik?

    Nasik is known for its picturesque heritage, forts and various temples. Here are some of the best things to do and places to visit in Nasik.

    • Silverware: Nashik is known for its silverware, and you will find a number of shops at Saraf Bazar selling intricately designed silver ornaments. You can go silverware hunting with your loved ones.
    • Wine: Nasik is also known for the wine connoisseurs. A bottle of Sula wine makes for a great gift. A wine tasting tour at the Sula Vineyard is the most enjoyed activity of tourists and locals alike. Sip on some fine wine, better still with a meal at one of the restaurants on the premises.
    • Other activities: You can also take part in various activities that Nasik provides like fishing, swimming, and boating.
    • Tours: Many tour organizers will take you on a tour around the city explaining the various heritage wonders keeping your mind both hooked and boggled.

  • Which are the best homestays in Nashik?

    Homestays can be really captivating and an excellent place to connect with the locals. All the more if you are looking for a cheap and comfortable stay then these homestays are a perfect choice. You may love to experience the local cuisine and a homely ambience, which is quite calm and relaxing when you travel. of resort and garden is quite mesmerizing. Have a quick look to few.

    •    Adiemhomestay
    •    The Parekh Farm
    •    Teerth Villa
    •    Panchavati Elite Inn
    •    Quality Inn Regency
    •    Shivparvati bungalow
    •    Gulmohar Homestay
    •    Green Estate Farm

  • Which are the best grape stomping tours in Nashik?

    Grape Stomping is an exciting activity in Nashik where in you will have the opportunity of standing in a container filled with grapes and crushing them with bare feet along with 3 other mates. It is a complete experience for wine connoisseurs and lovers from the city and its catchment areas who will enjoy and relax for a day at the picturesque vineyards along with some marvellous wine and some fun activities.

     

    Here are the best vineyards in Nashik to engage in grape stomping tours:

     

    • Sula Vineyards
    • York Winery
    • Soma Vineyards
    • Grover Zampa
    • Vallonne
    • Chateau d'Ori

  • What are the best romantic resorts in Nashik?

    Nashik is an ideal romantic destination that offers a variety of romantic spots and locations for the lovebirds. Around the season except for intense heat, the atmosphere is passionate and the city boasts of a picture perfect of sanity and the beauty, which lures every romantic couple to pay a visit to this city. You may find great romantic resorts that have spacious rooms, pools, luxurious amenities, good food, and an atmosphere to indulge in love. Look to some of the best romantic resorts in Nashik:

    •    Swaminarayan Residency
    •    The Gateway Hotel Ambad Nashik
    •    Soma Vineyard Resort
    •    Savana Lake Resort
    •    Grape County Eco Resorts
    •    ibis Nashik
    •    Pandavleni Caves
    •    Hotel Seven Heaven
    •    Anand Resort

  • Which are the best cycling tours to explore Nashik?

    Nashik the wine capital of India is blessed with beautiful weather just like Bangalore and Pune and it is no surprise that cycling is picking up as one of the most sought-after activities here.  

    Recently, Nashik has seen many cycling clubs and groups emerging and wishing to explore this beautiful city on two wheels. Nashik Cyclists is a popular cycling club which offers many cycling tours from time to time in Nashik.

     

  • What are the best public transport modes to commute around Nashik?

    Nasik has a lot of options for commuting. Being translator friendly, you can easy travel in and around Nashik.

    • Taxi: Anyday, anytime you can pick a cab and tour all over the city. Cabs are available all round the city which is available at pocket friendly prices.
    • Bus: Nasik Corporation has introduced many buses especially for tourists to go and explore the various heritage sites of the city that hold cultural value.

  • Which is the best budget stays in Nashik?

    When you travel, accommodation is something, which is very important, and travellers most of the times look for budget travels when they are out on vacation with family, large groups, weekend trip etc. here, a pocket-friendly trip would actually help you in exploring the destination better. Here are few good budget hotels that you can opt for your next trip to Nashik:

    •    Ginger Hotel, Nashik
    •    Hotel Cool Palace
    •    ibis Nashik
    •    Hotel Rama Heritage
    •    Meuse Jupiter Business & Luxury Hotel
    •    Teerth Villa (Hotel in Nashik)
    •    Hotel Royale Heritage, Nashik
    •    Hotel Kubera
    •    Hotel Theem Plaza
    •    Hotel New Holiday Plaza
    •    Hotel Orange Tree

  • What are the top attractions on a sightseeing tour of Nashik?

    Nashik has become the centre of attraction because of its beautiful backgrounds and cool and agreeable climate. Nashik has a character of its own due to its mythological, historical, social and cultural importance. The city, vivacious and energetic on the industrial, political, social and cultural fronts, has influenced the lives of some great personalities.

     

    Some top attractions for sightseers in Nashik on a vacation are:

    • Ramkund
    • Wineries
    • Saptashrungi
    • Coin Museum
    • Pandavleni Caves
    • Trimbakeshwar Temple
    • Vihigaon Waterfall

  • Which are the most luxury resorts in Nashik?

    Luxury is something everyone loves. We love to live king size, grand and make an endeavor with a plush lifestyle, but in our regular lives it is difficult, thus when we travel we feel if we could get a luxury travel at one of the best luxury resorts this makes our tiresome journey relaxing and offers an extravagant stay at the finest luxury hotel. These luxury hotels also give you an opportunity to explore your destination on a more intricate level, in turn, offering a completely comfortable stay. Let's have a look to a few:

     

    •    Lily Sarovar Portico, Nashik
    •    The Gateway Hotel Ambad Nashik
    •    Hotel Seven Heaven
    •    Hotel Express Inn
    •    V Resorts Green Valley Nashik
    •    Watermelon Club And Resort
    •    Savana Lake Resort

  • Which are the best places for shopping in Nashik?

    Nasik is more a place of cultural importance. Even though it is a tourist spot, you can do a lot of shopping. Some of the important shopping centers at Nasik area:

    • College Road - This area is famous for branded stores where the cheap but real good quality clothes are available.
    • Tibetan Market - This market located in the outskirts of the city is best for woolen
    • Ganga Ghat - Famous for exclusive souvenirs that you can take back home for your loved ones.
    • Saraf Bazaar - This bazaar is known for its jewelry, be it gold or silver.

  • What is the best local cuisine herein?

    Local cuisines include speciality sweets and savories. You will also find a lot of modified traditional dishes. These are some of the best places to experience cuisines

    • Soleil by La Plage: First-of-its-kind, this farm table restaurant offers exclusive organic French cuisine for its customers.
    • Puffs ‘n’ Rolls: The biggest cake shop in Nasik, they offer exquisite savouries and desserts.
    • Enter the Dragon: Relish a sumptuous chimes meal with a typical Chinese ambience at Nasik.
    • Barbeque Ville: Popular for it finger licking grilled and barbecued foods, this restaurant can be enjoyed by the whole family.
    • Talk of the Town: An exclusive restaurant that provides North Indian, chinese and continental cuisine for a family dining experience.

  • Which are the best vineyard stays in Nashik?

    Truly called as the Wine Capital of India - Nashik has some stunning and grand vineyards that offer a pleasant perspective of the grand vineyards where you can enjoy a plantation walk, get a heavy dose of wine tastings and learn the process of winemaking etc.

    •    Hotel Express Inn
    •    The Source at Sula
    •    Soma Vine Village
    •    Hotel Seven Heaven
    •    Beyond by Sula
    •    Grape Country Eco Resort

  • Which are best places to take a wine tour in Nashik?

    Nasik is known for its Vineyards and tours. The best times to visit the vineyard are the harvesting months of January to March. The best Vineyards that provide a spellbound experience in Nashik are:

    • Sula Vineyards: Located in the Nashik region of western India, and about 180 km northeast of Mumbai lies Sula Vineyards which offers the best wines.
    • York Winery and Tasting Room: It is a family-run winery that provides tours. It also has a tasting room and a lovely restaurant with scenic vineyard and lake views.
    • Vallonne Vineyards: In Nasik, this vineyard offers exclusive tours and wine tasting for its visitors.
    • Soma Vine Village: They offer the best wine tasting and manufacturing experience the city has to give.
    • Grover Zampa Vineyards Nashik: Oldest Vineyards are known for their wine manufacturing process and tours. Being here, you are promised an enriching experience.

  • Which are the most romantic things to do on my Nashik honeymoon tour?

    Nashik is a busy township with a mixture of the ancient and the modern. Scenic beauty of Sahyadri range of mountains merged with vineyards make it a destination for a honeymoon for many tourists. Radiating romance from its picturesque ambience, Nashik offers a relaxed romantic holiday away from the hustle and bustle.

     

    Here are some things which tourists can enjoy a romantic time on a Nashik Honeymoon tour:

    • Visit Trimbakeshwar Temple
    • Explore Pandavleni Caves
    • Take a spiritual retreat to Muktidham Temple
    • Discover Kalaram Temple
    • Get enchanted by Dugarwadi Waterfall
    • View the Dadasaheb Phalke Smarak
    • Tour the Shivaji Udyan
    • Take a visit to Goda Park
    • Enjoy some romantic time at Somani Garden
    • Take a walk in Jawaharlal Nehru Udyan

  • Which are the major wildlife sanctuaries in Nashik?

    Nasik is home to many wildlife sanctuaries. Being here, you must definitely visit these sanctuaries and go a trek to have an astounding experience.

    • Bhimashankar Wildlife: Bhimashankar, about 275 km from Mumbai by road is a weekend getaway. Treks and tours of this sanctuary will give you an insight into the wonder of this place.
    • Radhanagari: Noted as the first declared wildlife sanctuary of Maharashtra, is popularly known as the Bison Sanctuary. You will spot a wide range of species of in this area.
    • Sagareshwar Wildlife: It is a very protected area that host a variety of wildlife and offers amazing tours and treks.
    • Nagzira Wildlife: Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary is located between Bhandara district and Gondia district of Maharashtra and it is home to a family of Tigers.
    • Tadoba Andhari Tiger: Tadoba Andhari Reserve is a tiger reserve. Located in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra offers adventurous treks and safaris.

  • What are the famous temples in Nashik?

    Being a Hindu religious city, it houses many beautiful temples which ooze out the cultural and heritage importance.

     

    • Mhasoba Temple: Mhasoba is a horned buffalo deity of pastoral tribes in Western and Southern India. In Nasik, people worship the deity of Shiva and his wife Durga.
    • Naroshankar Temple: It is situated in Panchavati area, on the bank of river Godavari. It is also fondly called Anga by the locals. This is built by Naroshankar Rajebahadur in 1747 is a cultural treasure of Nasik.
    • Panchavati: Panchavati is a famous pilgrimage place located in Maharashtra which is quite famous in the locality and visited by most locals.
    • Muktidham Temple: A famous tourist destination is a marble temple complex honouring various Hindu gods.

  • What are the most famous adventure destinations in Nashik?

    Nasik is a place that promises adrenaline pumping and exciting adventurous experiences. Many destinations in Nasik will give you the thrill and excitement needed on your trip. A few such locations include:

    • Tringalwadi Fort: It is located at a height of 3,000 ft above sea level among the Sahyadri hill range. From here you can also visit Kulang mountain ranges and Kalsubai getting all your senses excited.
    • Ankai & Tankai Mountains: Present 961 m above sea level overlooking the Godavari region these hills have steep vertical walls with steps making it an adventurous destination.
    • Igatpuri Lake: located near the Igatpuri Railway station, this lake is an attractive adventurous destination in Nasik that is a must visit for tourists.
    • Hadbi chi Shendi: Another major adventurous destination, this peak of 150m tall looks like a thumbs up sign which can be reached by an adventurous trekking.

  • Which are the famous hill stations near Nashik?

    Like most places in India, Nasik is also surrounded by beautiful lush hill stations. With beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful sightseeing locations you will definitely enjoy your holiday.

     

    • Mahabaleshwar: About 340 kms from Nasik, is a hill station in India's forested Western Ghats range which features several elevated viewing points, such as Arthur’s Seat promising you a splendid time.
    • Lonavala and Khandala: Quiet close from Nasik, Lonavala and Khandala are tourist places which has many sightseeing attractions amidst beautiful climate.
    • Panchgani: Panchgani is also called as Panchgani. It is a famous hill station in Satara district in Maharashtra. It is well known for its premier locations and amazing climate making it an ideal tourist place.
    • Matheran: This hill station is all about its scenic views. Easily accessible from Mumbai via train, this quiet hill station in the Sahyadri Hills is blissfully free of pollution and commotion promising a peaceful trip.

Traveller Tales from Nashik

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Aman Garg

23 October 2017

We took a bus from Mumbai at 9 am in the morning which was supposed to reach Nashik at 2. The bus broke down on the way and we reached at 5. We took an auto from the bus stop till the soma serviced apartment. We were given a room after waiting for 15 minutes. The soma winery is 15 km from the serviced apartment. You can get an auto to drop you till there in about 300 bucks. The tour is for one hour every hour starting from 11:30 am in the morning till 6:30 in the evening. Since we reached pretty late, we opted for the last slot i.e. 6:30 pm. Soma vineyard is farthest of all the vineyards that are there. We were not given a tour of the vineyard since it was pretty dark by then and also muddy due to rains. The inside refinery tour was for half n hr. We tasted 5 wines - 1 red, 2 white, 1 rose, 1 dessert. The restaurant there had some issues so we had to go to York winery for dinner. There was no conveyance available at that point of time. We walked all the way till York in the dark for 2 km. After dinner we managed to get an Uber which dropped us back to the serviced apartment. The details are not enough in the itinerary. People are not very responsive and entertaining.

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Purnima Varma

31 July 2017

I was not sure when I heard this trek that we are heading for. But guys I was so wrong, I had the best time of my life. As I said that this was an amazing trek we were provided with all the equipments. I must say everything was very well organized tight from the start of our trek. We reached the base of the village from where we will start our trek. We started our trek towards Ratangad at around 10:30 AM. The views were so amazing that I was awestruck and was cursing myself for not saying yes at the first place. We had an amazing time, the fort was something you should definitely visit atleast once in your life. We also enjoyed some delicious meals during the trek. Our guide was a very friendly person, He described about each of these places in details. We also visited the Amruteshwar Temple at Ratanwadi. The most interesting part came when we had to camp inside the cave at the top of the mountains. We also trek through the dense jungles and the strong wind was something which made us feel the fun. We also hiked to Khutta Pinnacle via Trimbak Darwaja and this is where we concluded our trek. Altogether it was a lot of fun trek. I would really recommend this trek.

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Anand Gill

31 July 2017

I was with my cousin in Mumbai when she told me about this amazing trek. We were four girls who went on this trek. It was a good experience for all of us. Although some of us are beginners it was not that difficult. The tour operator has very well organized everything. Reaching the top of the mountain while passing the strong wind was the best moment for me. The night camp at the cave was another best part. We also had some delicious food during our trek. If you are one of those who love to do some photography this trek is a must do activity for you. Loved it!

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Govinda Pandey

13 August 2015

Vine touring is famous these days, and yes this is actually great at Nashik, I forced my boyfriend to take me to this place as my college buddies had been there already and were praising like anything. We as a couple enjoyed this tour completely, if you have to enjoy you need to stay for a couple of nights. We were lucky that we visited this place during the vine festival time and so we got to a chance to taste some of the best varieties of vine over here, in fact my boyfriend bought many new varieties of vine for our close friends. Nice place to visit.

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Aatmaja Arora

27 November 2015

It was a nice trek. Being in Nashik on a vacation, we decided to take this. Although we knew the place in and out we wanted to go with professionals as it was about trekking and we were happy to have done that. The only disappointment was that there wasn’t much discounts.

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Lakshminath Iyer

13 January 2016

It was a very delightful experience for our group. The trek guides kept us informed about the terrains and also made the hikes easy for us by giving some simple tips. The beauty of the Harihargad Fort was truly divine and thanks for arranging the entire trek so nicely.

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Tanushri Shah

07 September 2015

Wine stay and tasting experience was indeed a new experience for me. I went with family. Wine tasting session was nice. Stayed there and enjoyed different kind of wine on the first floor. Clean air and peaceful environment. Loved the entire tour.

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Subhash Butt

02 August 2015

The trek was not so tough but you can expect a lot of fun and excitement during the hike; especially the 117 steps. Reach the fort and take your own time to discover its rustic charm. Seriously, there are lot to explore and enjoy in this trek.

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Tanushri Bhattathiri

18 October 2015

The place is excellent for couple and with friend. The ambience of resort and garden is quite mesmerizing. The cool breeze helps you relax. The excellent quality of wine tasting and its procedures help you to gain some knowledge.

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