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Nashik or Nasik is a city, and also a district and division, in India's Maharashtra state. Nashik is in the northwest of Maharashtra, 200 km from Mumbai (Bombay) as well as Pune. The city, located in the Western Ghats, has become a center of attraction because of its beautiful surroundings and cool and pleasant climate. Nashik has a personality of its own due to its mythological, historical, social and cultural importance. The city, vibrant and active on the industrial, political, social and cultural fronts, has influenced the lives of many a great personalities. The Godavari River flows through the city from its source to the northwest of the city.

Historically the city has been a religious center - it is one of the four cities in India that hosts the massive Kumbh Mela. Temples and ghats on the banks of Godavari have made Nashik one of the holiest places for Hindus all over the world.

Nashik is also famous for its grapes, and ongoing efforts are underway to promote the growth of an export-oriented wine industry in the district.

Nashik got its name during the Ramayana period. Shurpanakha, the sister of the demon Ravana had proposed to marry Rama.Hearing this Rama ordered Laxmana to cut off shurpanakha's nose (Nasika).Thus 'Nasik' got its name. Nashik is famous for the ghats around Panchavati, the area of 5 banyan trees. Sita was abducted by Ravana from this place.

Recent industrial growth has brought about modernization and development. The city is home to an important thermal power plant (Eklahare) and a National Treasury Printing Press (India Security Press in Nashik Road). There are 3 'Industrial Estates' in the metropolitan Nashik area and outskirts(Satpur, Ambad and Sinnar). Among various companies that have operations in these industrial estates are Mahindra and Mahindra, MICO (Bosch), VIP, Crompton Greaves, Glaxo, L&T etc.


Famous Personalities from Nasik

Dadasaheb Phalke
Swtantrya Veer Savarkar
Veer Bapu Gaydhani
Kusumagraj (V.V.Shirwadkar)
R. D. Kaprekar
Vasant Rao Kanetkar
Anant Kanhere

Nashik District

Population (2001) 4,987,923


extremes: max 42.4 C (108.3 F) on May 12,1960, at Nasik. The lowest and at Nasik it was 0.6 C (33.1F) on January 7, 1945. [1] (

Places of interest

Nashik Division

Nashik Division is one of the six divisions of Maharashtra. The historic Khandesh region covers the northern part of the division, in the valley of the Tapti River. Nashik Division is bound by Konkan Division and the state of Gujarat to the west, Madhya Pradesh state to the north, Amravati Division and Marathwada (Aurangabad Division) to the east, and Pune Division to the south.

  • Area: 57,268 km²
  • Population (2001 census):15,774,064
  • Districts (with 2001 population): Ahmednagar (4,088,077), Dhule (1,708,993), Jalgaon (3,679,936) Nandurbar (1,309,135), Nashik 4,987,923
  • Literacy: 71.02%
  • Area under irrigation: 8,060 km²
  • Main crops: Grape, onion, sugarcane, jowar, cotton, banana, chillies, wheat, rice, nagli, pomegranate

Travel to Nasik

By Air : Mumbai airport is the nearest international airport from Nashik. (Nashik has a small, air-force operated airport sometimes used for non-military purposes, while the Hindutan Aeronautics Limited airport is at Ozar, 30 km from Nashik)

From Mumbai: Nashik is 180 km to the Northeast of Mumbai and is connected via road (National Highway 3: Mumbai-Agra Highway) and rail (Nashik Road station on the Mumbai-Bhusawal Central Railway). Visitors to Nashik can avail of multiple public and privately operated buses (leaving from Dadar station in Mumbai) or private taxicabs to travel to and from Nashik and Mumbai.

From Pune: Nashik is 204 km to the North of Pune, and is connected by road (National Highway 50) that passes through the Nashik Road railway station area (which also has the first and only road flyover of Nashik city). Buses and taxicabs ply regularly between Nashik and Pune.

Important bus stations in Nashik: 1. Central Bus Station (C.B.S) 2. Mahamarg Bus Sthanak 3. Panchawati Bus Depot 4. Nashik Road Bus Station

External links

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