Nashik is the holy town of Hindus situated at the foothills of the mountains of Western Ghats at the banks of river Godavari, to the west of Maharashtra. The city had a significant role in the Indian epic, Ramayana. The Aranya Kand (Rama in exile) in the epic mentions Panchvati, the temple complex of Nashik in it.
It's said that Lord Ram with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman stayed in the forest of Panchavati during their 14 years of exile. Ramkund and Trimbakeshwar are holy tanks at the temple complex of Panchvati. The former being the bath place of Lord Ram and the latter being the site for Kumbh Snan at the Kumbh Mela happening once in 12 years at Ujjain, Haridwar, Allahabad and Nashik.
Nashik is the landing city for devotees travelling to Shirdi and Trambakeshwar (it has one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva). The Jain Mandir with a 12-ton Pancha-dhatu idol of Lord Mahavir is located at the Nashik-Mumbai highway making the place an important pilgrimage site for Jains as well.
The entire city is painted with beautiful temples. The Dugarwadi waterfall, Nandur Madhmenshwar Bird Sanctuary, Ramshej Fort and Trigalwadi Fort are the few among many other attractions of the city. Take the Nashik Darshan bus to get local and historical insights about all the tourist attractions of the city.
People of Nashik speak in Marathi and Hindi mostly. English is understood very little over here. The nearest airport is in Mumbai. You can reach here by rail and roadways. Avail the bus services and auto-rickshaws to get around the city.
Nashik contributes to the nation's profits in terms of its grape exports to Europe, Middle-East, and Asia. Some of the big industries such as the HAL aircraft manufacturing plant, The Currency Note Press and India Security Press are all in and around Nashik.
The College Road is a popular hangout place crowded with malls, multiplexes, street-shopping stalls, restaurants, juice bars and fast food joints.
Nashik is also the wine capital of India. There are 46 wineries throughout India and 22 out of these are in Nashik itself. It's the land of many wine festivals, Sula Fest being the most popular one in the harvest season.
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