Famous for/as: Heritage
Coordinates: 19.983299 73.800003
Sited at a height of 565 meters above Sea level, Nasik is located at the bank of the sacred river Godavari and situated in the basin formed by the lofty Sahyadri Hills. This popular town of Maharashtra is the perfect amalgamation of old and innovative, the consecrated and exhilarating experiences. Thus this place has made its mark on the travel map of India. The unsurpassed religious celebrations and the great wine are two main attractions of this place.
It is the place where renowned Kumbh Mela is celebrated, and thus it is considered as one of the major pilgrimage centers of Hindus. It is also the house of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India. With its history being deeply rooted in the great culture and heritage of India, it got its name from a renowned epic- Ramayana. It is believed to be the same place where Shoorpanakha tried to seduce Lord Ram.
Being in such a close contact with the great history of India, it is the house of a large number of temples and forts. Being blessed with a wine growing region, it has managed to emerge as one of the most important wine tourism industries. The best way to have a glance of these vineyards is to opt for a bicycle ride.