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Nashik is one of the world's holiest Hindu cities. Kumbhmela is held here once in 12 years along with four other cities in India. Lord Rama along with Lakshmana and Sita spent 14 years of his exile at Tapovan near Nashik. The city came under the rule of Mughal in 16th century and was renamed Gulshanabad. Then it comes under Peshwa of Maratha Empire in 1818. City is also noted for its participation in freedom struggle. Freedom fighters like Veer Savarkar and Anant Laxman Kanhere were born in Nashik.
 
Nashik is one of the world's holiest Hindu cities. Kumbhmela is held here once in 12 years along with four other cities in India. Lord Rama along with Lakshmana and Sita spent 14 years of his exile at Tapovan near Nashik. The city came under the rule of Mughal in 16th century and was renamed Gulshanabad. Then it comes under Peshwa of Maratha Empire in 1818. City is also noted for its participation in freedom struggle. Freedom fighters like Veer Savarkar and Anant Laxman Kanhere were born in Nashik.
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The name of the Nashik has been changing since long time as per different rulers.  It is believed the name "Nashik" was derived after the incident in Ramayana when Lakshman (Sri Ram's brother) chopped off the nose of Surpanakha (Ravan's sister). One school of thoughts states that Nashik is combination of nava shikha - nine summits. It was also named as Gulshnabad by Muslim rulers which is immediately revolted by the residents. It was spelled incorrectly by British administration, as Nasik but eventually changed to Nashik as present.  
 
The name of the Nashik has been changing since long time as per different rulers.  It is believed the name "Nashik" was derived after the incident in Ramayana when Lakshman (Sri Ram's brother) chopped off the nose of Surpanakha (Ravan's sister). One school of thoughts states that Nashik is combination of nava shikha - nine summits. It was also named as Gulshnabad by Muslim rulers which is immediately revolted by the residents. It was spelled incorrectly by British administration, as Nasik but eventually changed to Nashik as present.  
==Cultural and Social==
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Nashik is also known in [[India]] as a landing city for travelling to [[Shirdi]] and ''Trambakeshwar'' which hosts one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.  
 
Nashik is also known in [[India]] as a landing city for travelling to [[Shirdi]] and ''Trambakeshwar'' which hosts one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.  
 
It is believed that during ancient times, during transportation, the drops of ''Amrit'' fell into the Brahma-Kund at Trambakeshwar. This makes it one of the most popular religious travel destinations of India.
 
It is believed that during ancient times, during transportation, the drops of ''Amrit'' fell into the Brahma-Kund at Trambakeshwar. This makes it one of the most popular religious travel destinations of India.
 
Nashik is also known as a transit station for devotees going to ''Shirdi'', residence of Sai Baba (90  Kilometres from Nashik).
 
Nashik is also known as a transit station for devotees going to ''Shirdi'', residence of Sai Baba (90  Kilometres from Nashik).
==== Living ====
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Nashik is fairly cosmopolitan city. Marathi is the official language of the city. This is the most common language spoken on the streets, most people may partial understand Hindi and English.
 
Nashik is fairly cosmopolitan city. Marathi is the official language of the city. This is the most common language spoken on the streets, most people may partial understand Hindi and English.
 
Attitudes in Nashik are liberal. The city used to be very traditional and conservative, but now is an open-minded culture and is gradually developing city.
 
Attitudes in Nashik are liberal. The city used to be very traditional and conservative, but now is an open-minded culture and is gradually developing city.
  
 
===Art and Literature===
 
===Art and Literature===
Nashik is known for it's Art and literature contribution. Nashik has one of the biggest public libary.
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Nashik is known for it's art and literature contribution. Nashik has one of the biggest public libraries.
 
* '''Movie'''Shri Dadasaheb Phalke - the founder of the Indian Film industry comes from Nashik. He started movie making in India with the on mythological character “Raja Harishchandra” in 1913. This was the first movie in India. He made 95 movies and 26  short films in the span of 19 years, till 1932 in Nashik.
 
* '''Movie'''Shri Dadasaheb Phalke - the founder of the Indian Film industry comes from Nashik. He started movie making in India with the on mythological character “Raja Harishchandra” in 1913. This was the first movie in India. He made 95 movies and 26  short films in the span of 19 years, till 1932 in Nashik.
* '''Music''' Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar was a geneous from nashik, who wrote books on classical Indian music. He reinvented notation system suitable to Indian classical music. He also composed notations for the national anthem of India. Another famous patriotic song  “Sare Jahanse Achha” is also composed by him.
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* '''Music''' Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar was from Nashik, wrote books on classical Indian music. He reinvented notation system suitable to Indian classical music. He also composed notations for the national anthem of India. Another famous patriotic song  “Sare Jahanse Achha” is also composed by him.
* '''Literature'''[[Bahinabai Chaudhary]] was a poetess who made poems in spoken Marathi. It was a flawless creation in ample. Once her son realised the value of her poems he started writing it down. Her poems is an invaluable treasure of Marathi literature. The poems reflect  real day-to-day life in a rural setting describing the beautiful effects of nature on her life. She also state the philosophy of life in simple humble words.
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* '''Literature''' - '''Bahinabai Chaudhary''' was a poetess who made poems in spoken Marathi. It was a flawless creation in ample. Once her son realised the value of her poems he started writing it down. Her poems is an invaluable treasure of Marathi literature. The poems reflect  real day-to-day life in a rural setting describing the beautiful effects of nature on her life. She also state the philosophy of life in simple humble words.  
* '''Literature''' Mr V V Shirwadkar alias“Kusumagraj” - In a career spanning five decades starting in pre-independence era, he wrote 16 volumes of poems, three novels, eight volumes of short stories, seven volumes of essays, 18 plays and six one-act plays.[2] His works like the Vishaka (1942), a collection of lyrics, inspired a generation into the Indian freedom movement,[3] and is today considered one of the masterpieces of Indian literature.,[4] apart from his play, Natsamrat which has important place in Marathi literature. 
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:Mr '''V V Shirwadkar''' alias “Kusumagraj” in a career spanning five decades starting in pre-independence era, he wrote 16 volumes of poems, three novels, eight volumes of short stories, seven volumes of essays, 18 plays and six one-act plays.
 
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:'''Vasant Kanetkar''' was a stage drama writer in Marathi language. He wrote 40 three-act plays, all of which were performed on the professional stage. Many of his plays became high commercial successes. He has been credited with rejuvenating the Marathi theater when it was in decline, the age of Sangeet Natak --stage musicals—having had come to an end.
* '''Literature''' Vasant Kanetkar was a stage drama writer in Marathi language. He wrote 40 three-act plays, all of which were performed on the professional stage. Many of his plays became high commercial successes. He has been credited with rejuvenating the Marathi theater when it was in decline, the age of Sangeet Natak --stage musicals—having had come to an end.
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:'''Vinayak Damodar Savarkar''' re-wrote Indian history from a patriotic point of view. His works are in Marathi language, Saha Soneri Pane (Six golden pages in the History of Hindu Nation) - explaining six Indian empires and their extent. He wrote two books in English named "Hindutwa" and "Hindupadapadshahi" on the history of Marathas. Two of his poems famous are ''Sagara Pran Talamalala'' and ''Jayostute'' sung by Lata Mangeshkar.
  
* '''Literature''' Vinayak Damodar Savarkar re-wrote indian history from a patriotic point of view. His works are in Marathi language, Saha Soneri Pane (Six golden pages in the History of Hindu Nation) - explaining six Indian empires and their extent. He wrote many other books. Kale Pani" (Black water) - a  novel based on his experiences in Andaman. "Mala kay tyache" (What do I care?), on the  background of the mutiny of Mopla- Muslims in Malbar. He wrote two books in English named "Hindutwa" and "Hindupadapadshahi" on the history of Marathas. Two of his poems famous are ''Sagara Pran Talamalala'' and ''Jayostute'' sung by Lata Mangeshkar.
 
 
===Climate===
 
===Climate===
 
The climate of Nashik is very pleasant. Nashik has three distinct seasons: summer, monsoon and winter. Summers are typically hot with maximum temperatures ranging from 35 to 42°C. The warmest month in Nashik is generally April as compared to the rest of the Deccan Plateau where it is May. November is normally a very pleasant month.  
 
The climate of Nashik is very pleasant. Nashik has three distinct seasons: summer, monsoon and winter. Summers are typically hot with maximum temperatures ranging from 35 to 42°C. The warmest month in Nashik is generally April as compared to the rest of the Deccan Plateau where it is May. November is normally a very pleasant month.  
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=== By plane ===
 
=== By plane ===
Kingfisher Red, the country's low-cost airline, started daily flights between Mumbai and Nashik (2 at present- April 2009).  These fly from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Domestic Airport (Mumbai) to Nashik Ozar airport (which is about 25 Kilometres  from Nashik city).
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Kingfisher Red, the country's low-cost airline, started daily flights between Mumbai and Nashik (2 at present- April 2009).  These fly from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Domestic Airport (Mumbai) to '''Nashik Ozar''' airport (which is about 25 km from Nashik city).
There are also Taxi services (AC / non-AC) from Dadar (East of the Railway station).
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==Get around==  
 
==Get around==  
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* '''Kalaram Temple''' - An important temple and landmark in panchavati area.
 
* '''Kalaram Temple''' - An important temple and landmark in panchavati area.
 
* '''Ganga Ghat''' - Ramkunda, Panchavati
 
* '''Ganga Ghat''' - Ramkunda, Panchavati
* '''Mineral Museum(Gargoti Sangrahalaya)''' - Sinnar , Nashik . very precious different types of stones you can see here .
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* '''Mineral Museum (Gargoti Sangrahalaya)''' - Sinnar , Nashik . very precious different types of stones you can see here .
 
* '''Pandav Leni''' - Pandav Caves. located on Nashik- Mumbai highway near Pathardi phata.
 
* '''Pandav Leni''' - Pandav Caves. located on Nashik- Mumbai highway near Pathardi phata.
 
* '''Phalke Smaarak''' - Excellent views, landscape, musical fountain, video songs, Buddha smaarak, water park. located on foot of Pandav Caves hill. A reliable place where most of the people in nasik spend their weekend evenings.
 
* '''Phalke Smaarak''' - Excellent views, landscape, musical fountain, video songs, Buddha smaarak, water park. located on foot of Pandav Caves hill. A reliable place where most of the people in nasik spend their weekend evenings.
* '''Jain Mandir''' - has a 12 ton Panchdhatu idol of Bhagwan Mahavir. located at Vilholi on Nashik- Mumbai highway
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* '''Jain Mandir''' - has a 12 ton Panchdhatu idol of Bhagwan Mahavir. located at Vilholi on Nashik- Mumbai highway.
* '''Veda Mandir''' - located on Trimbak road
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* '''Veda Mandir''' - located on Trimbak road.
 
* '''Chambhar Leni''' - Temple of Bhagwan Mahavir on a hillock inside a cave. Located on Dindori Road.  
 
* '''Chambhar Leni''' - Temple of Bhagwan Mahavir on a hillock inside a cave. Located on Dindori Road.  
 
* '''Muktidham''' - big temple, picnic spot located at Nashik Road
 
* '''Muktidham''' - big temple, picnic spot located at Nashik Road
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* '''Someshwar''' - temples, picnic spot, boating , waterfall. located on Gangapur road.
 
* '''Someshwar''' - temples, picnic spot, boating , waterfall. located on Gangapur road.
 
* '''Sundarnarayan Temple'''
 
* '''Sundarnarayan Temple'''
* '''College Road''' - happening place in Nasik. Malls, Restaurants, Shopping, Multiplex, Bliss Juice Bar, McDonalds, Cafe Coffee Day.
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* '''College Road''' - happening place in Nasik. Malls, Restaurants, Shopping, Multiplex, Bliss Juice Bar, McDonald's, Cafe Coffee Day.
 
* '''Sula Wines''' - Winery offers tour and wine tasting
 
* '''Sula Wines''' - Winery offers tour and wine tasting
 
* '''Navshya Ganpati''' - A temple situated on banks of Godavari River, very scenic views
 
* '''Navshya Ganpati''' - A temple situated on banks of Godavari River, very scenic views
* '''Deolali Camp Cantonment Board, Artillery centre- Deolali camp's, Lahawit market is for shopping, Deolali South has Khandoba temple hill, golf course, sun rise & set point as well'''
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* '''Deolali Camp Cantonment Board''', Artillery centre - Deolali camp's, Lahawit market is for shopping, Deolali South has Khandoba temple hill, golf course, sun rise & set point as well.
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*'''Tarangan''' , Trimbak Road . This planetarium is named after late shri Yashwantrao Chavan and was recently inaugurated by President Mrs Pratibha Patil. Daily 3 shows are conducted 13.30 in English, 15.30 in Hindi and 17.30 in Marathi.
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* Visit '''Goda Ghat'''(Godavari river edge).
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* Trek in hills near to Nashik .
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*'''The Gangapur Dam''' -  always crowded with youngsters.
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*'''The Dudhsagar Fall''' - near Gangapur Dam.
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*'''Stone Age Site''' - few km from Gangapur village.
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* '''Anjaneri Parvat''' near Trambakeshwar is well known for waterfalls during monsoon season.
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* Bird Sanctuary ''' Nandur-Madhmeshwar''' near Niphad - a mesmerizing place for nature and bird lovers.
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*'''Trambakeshwar''' (One of the 12 Jyotirlingas), straight ahead on Trimbak road. This is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India and is the most sacred place in Nashik. Near by is also Brahma giri where lord Shiva performed tandav dance.
  
*'''Tarangan''' , Trimbak Road . This planetarium is named after Late shri Yashwantrao Chavan and was recently inaugurated by President Mrs Pratibha Patil. Daily 3 shows are conducted 1330 hrs in English, 1530 hrs in Hindi and 1730 hrs in Marathi. It is a wonderful experience.
 
* visit '''Goda Ghat'''(Godavari river edge).
 
* you can also enjoy trekking hills near to Nashik .
 
*'''The Gangapur Dam''' -  always crowded with youngsters
 
*'''The Dudhsagar Fall''' - near Gangapur Dam
 
*'''Stone Age Site''' - few Kilometres  from Gangapur village
 
* Anjaneri Parvat near Trambakeshwar is well known for waterfalls during monsoon season
 
*a Bird Sanctuary ''' Nandur-Madhmeshwar''' near Niphad - a mesmerizing place for nature and bird lovers
 
*'''Trambakeshwar''' (One of the 12 Jyotirlingas), straight ahead on Trimbak road. This is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India and is the most sacred place in Nashik. Near by is also Brahma giri where lord Shiva performed tandav dance. A must see for all visiting Nashik.
 
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==Buy==  
 
==Buy==  
 
Nashik is famous for its silverware craftsmanship.
 
Nashik is famous for its silverware craftsmanship.
 
The old shopping centre of the city lies in the heart of the city at '''Main Road'''. Here you can get everything you need. A lot of upscale shops have mushroomed all over the city in recent years.  
 
The old shopping centre of the city lies in the heart of the city at '''Main Road'''. Here you can get everything you need. A lot of upscale shops have mushroomed all over the city in recent years.  
'''Saraf Bazar''' is place for Silverware and ornaments.  
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'''Saraf Bazar''' is place for silverware and ornaments.  
'''Canada corner''' is always crowded with college going youngsters.
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'''Canada corner''' is always crowded with college going youngsters.
'''Mahatma Gandhi Marg''' is the hot shopping destination .
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'''Mahatma Gandhi Marg''' is the hot shopping destination.
You would get almost all brands like '''lee cooper''' , '''RBK''' , '''Adidas''' , '''Woodlands''' , '''Van Heusen''' , '''Proline''' , '''Pepe Jeans''' , ''' D&G''', '''levis''' , '''Provogue''' , '''Biba''' , '''Fabindia''' , '''Spyker''' and many more .
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You'll get brands like Lee Cooper, RBK, Adidas, Woodlands, Van Heusen, Proline, Pepe Jeans, D&G, Levis, Provogue, Biba, Fabindia, Spyker and many more .
  
 
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*<buy name="Leeve Dry Fruits" alt="exclusive imported dry fruits, chocolate and spices" address="Shop No.3, Kaanchwala Avenue, Opp BYK College" directions="Next to US Pizza" phone="0253-2232336" url="http://www.leevedryfruits.com" hours="" price="10-6000" lat="" long="">Shop which delivers Indian and imported dry fruits, chocolates and spices. They provide some rare dry fruits which are not available round the year.</buy>
 
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*<buy name="Leeve Dry Fruits" alt="exclusive imported dry fruits, Chocolate and spices" address="Shop No.3, Kaanchwala Avenue, Opp BYK College, Nashik" directions="Next to US Pizza" phone="0253-2232336" url="www.leevedryfruits.com" hours="12" price="10-6000" lat="" long="">The Only Shop in Nashik Which delivers indian and imported dry fruits, chocolates and spices.They provide some rare dry fruits which are not available round the year.They are the pioneers in this field from past 100 yrs. Do visit to the shop for a great shopping experience. </buy>
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===Malls===
 
===Malls===
  
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*'''Reliance Footprints''' , Untwadi
 
*'''Reliance Footprints''' , Untwadi
  
And chain stores like Reliance Fresh , Spencer's , Spinach , Subhiksha , More are present all over the city .
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And chain stores like Reliance Fresh, Spencer's, Spinach, Subhiksha, more are present all over the city .
  
 
===Jewellers===
 
===Jewellers===
*"Mayur Alankar" Saraf Bazar, Gangapur Road.
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*'''Mayur Alankar''', Saraf Bazar , Gangapur Road , Nashik.
*"Waman Vishnu Throat" Saraf Bazar, Nashik.
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*'''Waman Vishnu Throat''', Saraf Bazar, Nashik.
*'''Tanishq Showroom''' , Samarth Nagar, Nashik.
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*'''Mirajkar Jwellers''', Saraf Bazar, Trimurti Chowk, Madhli holi Nashik.
*'''Diamond Galaxy - Tanishq''' , Canada Corner , Nashik
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*'''Tanishq Showroom''', Samarth Nagar, Nashik.
*'''A K Gems - Agni''' , Nashik Road
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*'''Diamond Galaxy - Tanishq''', Canada Corner, Nashik
*'''Significant Moments''' , Nashik
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*'''A K Gems - Agni''', Nashik Road
*'''Adgaonkar Saraf''' , Saraf Bazar , Nashik
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*'''Significant Moments''', Nashik
*'''Takle Bandhu''' , Saraf Bazar , Nashik
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*'''Adgaonkar Saraf''', Saraf Bazar, Nashik
*'''Bafna Jewellers''' , Tilakwadi , Nashik
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*'''Takle Bandhu''', Saraf Bazar, Nashik
*''' P.R. Vaishampayan & Sons''' working under the brand name '''Sonchafa'''
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*'''Bafna Jewellers''', Tilakwadi, Nashik
*'''Govind Dande & Sons''' , Nashik Road
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*'''P.R. Vaishampayan & Sons''' working under the brand name '''Sonchafa'''.
*'''Rajmal Lakhichand Jewllers''' , Nashik
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*'''Govind Dande & Sons''', Nashik Road
*'''Parekh Jewels''' , College Road , Nashik  
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*'''Rajmal Lakhichand Jewllers''', Nashik
*'''Surana Jewellers''' , Canada Corner , Nashik.
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*'''Parekh Jewels''', College Road, Nashik  
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*'''Surana Jewellers''', Canada Corner, Nashik.
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*'''Maind Saraf''', Saraf Bajar Nashik.
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*'''Chnaya Jewellers''' Prop. Jitendra Mutha, Mob. 9850046531, Old agra road, pimpalgaon baswant.
  
 
===Multiplexes===
 
===Multiplexes===
*'''Cinemax''' , College Road
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*'''Cinemax''', College Road
*'''Cinemax''' , City Centre Mall
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*'''Cinemax''', City Centre Mall
*'''Cinemax Regimental''' , Nashik Road
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*'''Cinemax Regimental''', Nashik Road
*'''Divya Adlab''' , New Nashik (Cidco)
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*'''Divya Adlab''', New Nashik (Cidco)
*'''Fame Multiplex''' , Nashik Road
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*'''Fame Multiplex''', Nashik Road
*'''SRS Cinemas''' , Nashik Road
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*'''SRS Cinemas''', Nashik Road
  
 
==Eat==  
 
==Eat==  
 
There are good restaurants all over the city.   
 
There are good restaurants all over the city.   
Coffee Shops / Cafes on College Road : '''Bliss Juice Bar'" , "'Cafe Bollywood''' , '''12 to 12''' , '''Friendship''' , '''Cafe Coffee Day''' . '''12 to 12''' is good restaurant for western cuisines .
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Coffee Shops/Cafes on College Road: '''Bliss Juice Bar''' , '''Cafe Bollywood''' , '''12 to 12''' , '''Friendship''' , '''Cafe Coffee Day'''. '''12 to 12''' is good restaurant for western cuisines.
  
* The most amazing dining experiences at Nashik are at '''Emerald Park Hotel''' . Jharoka serves some amazing Indian food comparable to the best in the country, Dhruva is the roof top barbecue and grill and also has a 24 hour cafe.
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* The most amazing dining experiences at Nashik are at '''Emerald Park Hotel'''. Jharoka serves some amazing Indian food comparable to the best in the country, Dhruva is the roof top barbecue and grill and also has a 24 hour cafe.
* '''Bliss Juice Bar'" near Jehan Circle. Serves authentic Juices, 80 types of Coffees and Teas, Milkshakes, Smoothies, Sandwiches, Wraps, Pizzas, Burgers and Desserts among other things.
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* '''Bliss Juice Bar''' near Jehan Circle. Serves authentic Juices, 80 types of Coffees and Teas, Milkshakes, Smoothies, Sandwiches, Wraps, Pizzas, Burgers and Desserts among other things.
* '''Three Sixty Degrees Coffee Shop''' , Talegaon, Nashik
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* '''Three Sixty Degrees Coffee Shop''', Talegaon, Nashik
*'''Nesta Coffee Shop''' , Mumbai - Agra Road , Nashik
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*'''Nesta Coffee Shop''', Mumbai - Agra Road, Nashik
* Thali : '''Hotel Panchavati Yatri''' , '''Hotel Samrat''' , '''Purohit''' , '''Rajdhani''','''Chetana dining hall'''(CBS)
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* Thali: '''Hotel Panchavati Yatri''', '''Hotel Samrat''', '''Purohit''', '''Rajdhani''', '''Chetana dining hall'''(CBS)
* Traditional Marathi Cuisine : '''Saheba''', Mumbai Naka
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* Traditional Marathi Cuisine: '''Saheba''', Mumbai Naka
* Family Dining :''' Yahoo, Patang, and Purohit’’’.  
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* Family Dining: Yahoo, Patang, and Purohit.  
 
* 24 Hour restaurant : '''Sukh Sagar''' in Panchavati Hotel complex, '''Hotel Samrat''' CBS
 
* 24 Hour restaurant : '''Sukh Sagar''' in Panchavati Hotel complex, '''Hotel Samrat''' CBS
* Chinese : '''Seble Hotel''' , Trimbak road, '''Carnival''' College Road, '''21st century''' Sharanpur Road
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* Chinese : '''Seble Hotel''' , Trimbak road, '''Carnival''' College Road, '''21st century''', Sharanpur Road
 
* If you want to eat something really tasty visit '''Kokni Darbar''' for delicious mughlai and North Indian food.  The service is also very good.  
 
* If you want to eat something really tasty visit '''Kokni Darbar''' for delicious mughlai and North Indian food.  The service is also very good.  
 
* One Should not miss the famous Krushnai Vada Pav ( an Indian burger served with chillies) at the '''Circle Cinema''', The Shop located at Ashok Stumbh
 
* One Should not miss the famous Krushnai Vada Pav ( an Indian burger served with chillies) at the '''Circle Cinema''', The Shop located at Ashok Stumbh
 
*'''Farmaish Restaurant''' ,  College Road
 
*'''Farmaish Restaurant''' ,  College Road
 
*'''Spice N Tadka Family Restaurant''' , Bytco Point.
 
*'''Spice N Tadka Family Restaurant''' , Bytco Point.
* Rolls & Keema : '''Rolls Club''' -  Near Bhosla Military School (towards the end of College Road)..
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* Rolls & Keema: '''Rolls Club''' -  Near Bhosla Military School (towards the end of College Road).
*'''Bon Appétit Restaurant''' - Pathardi Phata , Nashik
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*'''Bon Appétit Restaurant''' - Pathardi Phata, Nashik
 
* Missal: '''Vihar''' at Gangapur naka, A tapri near Raviwar Karanja (next to Pethe High School),'''Tushar''' on college road, '''Ambika''' near Panchvati Karanja, '''Sham-sundar''' Satpur MIDC,  
 
* Missal: '''Vihar''' at Gangapur naka, A tapri near Raviwar Karanja (next to Pethe High School),'''Tushar''' on college road, '''Ambika''' near Panchvati Karanja, '''Sham-sundar''' Satpur MIDC,  
 
* '''Mama's Pav Bhaaji''' on College Road is a hot favourite of collegians. Mama's serves piping hot pav bhaaji and all kinds of chaat items.  
 
* '''Mama's Pav Bhaaji''' on College Road is a hot favourite of collegians. Mama's serves piping hot pav bhaaji and all kinds of chaat items.  
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* '''Sagar Sweets''' on College Road and Gangapur Road is famous for sweets, namkeens, packaged food products, chat.  
 
* '''Sagar Sweets''' on College Road and Gangapur Road is famous for sweets, namkeens, packaged food products, chat.  
 
* '''McDonalds''' on College Road, located just opposite Big Bazaar serves good burgers and draws a lot of crowd in the evenings.
 
* '''McDonalds''' on College Road, located just opposite Big Bazaar serves good burgers and draws a lot of crowd in the evenings.
* '''Hotel Shri Krishna''' on College Road, plus they have a Parantha-special restaurant.
 
 
* '''Modern Cafe''' (formerly named as '''Parth''') has good Marathi fare.  
 
* '''Modern Cafe''' (formerly named as '''Parth''') has good Marathi fare.  
 
* '''Salim's Tea''' at the corner of BYK Commerce College is a favourite hang-out of college students.  
 
* '''Salim's Tea''' at the corner of BYK Commerce College is a favourite hang-out of college students.  
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* '''Thunder Point''' on College Road serves refreshing, delicious juices.
 
* '''Thunder Point''' on College Road serves refreshing, delicious juices.
 
* '''Kondaaji Chivda''' is very famous from Nashik.
 
* '''Kondaaji Chivda''' is very famous from Nashik.
* Sweets: Shrikhand and Jalebi - '''Budha Halwai '''(Near Bhadrakali Temple). They also have recently opened a shop in Indira Nagar. The Jilebi is awesome! Fresh Malai barfi at '''Sagar Sweets''' is just irresistible
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*'''Jalaram Sweets''' ,  College Road. Serves amazing chaats along with a range of sweets. One should not miss their Kachori and Khajur/Imli Chutney.  
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* ''' Budha Halwai ''' (Near Bhadrakali Temple) - Is legend itself in Nashik. People swear their Srikahnd and Jalebis. In fact, their new product lines like Chivada, Namkin, Samosas are excellent. Few products already been exported and well received by Customers.
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*'''Jalaram Sweets''',  College Road. Serves amazing chaats along with a range of sweets. One should not miss their Kachori and Khajur/Imli Chutney.  
 
*'''Goli''' Vada pav outlet at Sharanpur Road, College Road and '''Indira Nagar(OPP. Raj Sarthi Society.)'''
 
*'''Goli''' Vada pav outlet at Sharanpur Road, College Road and '''Indira Nagar(OPP. Raj Sarthi Society.)'''
 
*'''Subway''' @ college road
 
*'''Subway''' @ college road
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*'''Shoukin bhel''' at Nehru garden. yummy tasty bhel!
 
*'''Shoukin bhel''' at Nehru garden. yummy tasty bhel!
 
*'''Viju'''s Dabeli and sandwhich
 
*'''Viju'''s Dabeli and sandwhich
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*'''Nandan'''s Pani Puri and other chat on college road.
 
*'''Brothers roll''' near akashwani tower.
 
*'''Brothers roll''' near akashwani tower.
Garden missal near Shalimar the best!
 
 
*'''Rim-zim Ice Gola''' near Nehru Garden
 
*'''Rim-zim Ice Gola''' near Nehru Garden
*<eat name="Little Italy" alt="" address="Sula Vineyards" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Authentic Italian Food at rates less than their other branches across the country served at Little Italy ad mist the beautiful landscape of Sula Vineyards.</eat>
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*<eat name="Little Italy" alt="" address="Sula Vineyards" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Authentic Italian food at rates less than their other branches across the country served at Little Italy ad mist the beautiful landscape of Sula Vineyards.</eat>
*'''Cafe Express @ College Road
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*'''Cafe Express''', College Road
*'''Carnival at College Road serves very good quality Chinese & Indian Food.
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*'''Carnival''' at College Road serves very good quality Chinese & Indian food.
 
*'''Sayantara''' in Bhadrakali area, behind the fruit market. Famous for soft, tasty Sabudana vada.
 
*'''Sayantara''' in Bhadrakali area, behind the fruit market. Famous for soft, tasty Sabudana vada.
 
*<eat name="Agrawal Bros K Mithaiwala" alt="" address="63, Shalimar, Next to IMA" directions="Shalimar Chowk" phone="" url="" hours="8 am to 10 pm" price="" lat="" long="">Hot snacks, Sweets, Cold Drinks, Ice-cream. Checkout Our Special Samosa</eat>
 
*<eat name="Agrawal Bros K Mithaiwala" alt="" address="63, Shalimar, Next to IMA" directions="Shalimar Chowk" phone="" url="" hours="8 am to 10 pm" price="" lat="" long="">Hot snacks, Sweets, Cold Drinks, Ice-cream. Checkout Our Special Samosa</eat>
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*<eat name="Tulsa Snacks" alt="" address="Ravivar karanja chowk" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Delicious Maharashtrian snacks pohe, upama and sabudana khichadi.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Tulsa Snacks" alt="" address="Ravivar karanja chowk" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Delicious Maharashtrian snacks pohe, upama and sabudana khichadi.</eat>
  
*<eat name="Oriental Xpress" alt="" address="Shop no.4, Kanchwala Avenue, Opp BYK college, Nasik" directions="College Road" phone="9960790272" url="" hours="12" price="75" lat="" long="">The Only Authentic Restaurant serving MOMOS, Chinese and Thai food.One of the regular hangouts of foreigners and young couples. There are branches of this restaurant in Nashik Road also.</eat>
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*<eat name="Oriental Xpress" alt="" address="Shop No.3 & 4, Akruti hou. soc, behind Gurudwara, Nasik Road, " directions="opp. J D C Bytco High School" phone="9960790272" url="" hours="12" price="75" lat="" long="">The Only Authentic Restaurant serving MOMOS, Chinese and Thai food. One of the regular hangouts of foreigners and young couples. There are branches of this restaurant in Nashik Road also.</eat>
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*<eat name="Mehfil" alt="" address="Yashica Plaza, Govind Nagar, Mumbai Agra road" directions="" phone="0253 3247555, 9881181636" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Fine ingredients, fresh meats, produce, herbs, delicate spices, an outstanding variety of traditional Indian dishes.  Dishes are individually prepared mild, medium, spicy or hot.</eat>
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*<eat name="Yolk" alt="" address="Patil Plaza" directions="Canada Corner, College Road" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Only cuisine made up with EGG. All dishes are made with Egg contents.</eat>
  
*<eat name="MEHFIL Restaurant" alt="" address="Above Satyam sweets, Yashica plaza, Govind Nagar, Mumbai Agra Road, Nasik" directions="Near Mumbai Naka" phone="0253 3247555;9881181636" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Welcome to a unique experience in gourmet eating, ideally suited to your contemporary palates. We combine the exotic
 
flavors, healthful preparations and the respect for fine ingredients, fresh meats, produce, herbs, delicate spices, homemade dairy
 
products that have attracted food lovers in all cultures and in all times. We offer you an outstanding variety of traditional Indian dishes from the sumptuous cuisines of Mogul Emperors, wholesome Punjabi preparations, the earthy delights of tandoor (clay
 
oven) with the seafood dishes of southern golden coast and the robust cuisine of the northwest-frontier. Dishes are individually
 
prepared mild, medium, spicy or hot. We compromise nothing in bringing you authentic Indian cuisine complete with character and originality, uncommon elegance with exceptional customer service.</eat>
 
 
===Famous Missal Joints===
 
===Famous Missal Joints===
 
Missal is a hot and tasty curry dish from Maharashtra. Missal literally means 'Mix'. It is served with Pav (Indian name for baked bread). There are lots of variations to the cooking and the way it is served. It is mostly hot in taste.
 
Missal is a hot and tasty curry dish from Maharashtra. Missal literally means 'Mix'. It is served with Pav (Indian name for baked bread). There are lots of variations to the cooking and the way it is served. It is mostly hot in taste.
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* '''Shelke Missal''', Ravivar Karanja, opp Chandi Ganpati Mandir.
 
* '''Shelke Missal''', Ravivar Karanja, opp Chandi Ganpati Mandir.
 
* '''Maharashtra Hotel''', Bytco Point, Nashik Road.
 
* '''Maharashtra Hotel''', Bytco Point, Nashik Road.
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* '''Hotel Vihar''', Near K.V.N.Naik College, Gangapur Naka.
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* '''Nehru Garden''', Near Sarda School.
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* '''Om Tea House''', Near Bhadrakali Karanja, Bhadrakali.
  
== Ice Cream Parlours ==
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===Ice Cream Parlours===
*'''Cream Zone''' ,  College Road , Nashik
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*'''Cream Zone''',  College Road
*'''Razzmatazz''' ,  College Road , Nashik
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*'''Razzmatazz''',  College Road
*'''Eskimozs Pot Ice Cream' , Canada corner, Nashik
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*'''Eskimozs Pot Ice Cream''', Canada corner
*'''Dinshaw's''' ,  College Road , Nashik
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*'''Dinshaw's''',  College Road
*'''Pastongi''' , MG Road , Nashik
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*'''Pastongi''', MG Road
*'''Dairy Don''' ,  College Road & MG Road , Nashik
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*'''Dairy Don''',  College Road & MG Road
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*'''S K Ice cream Parlour''', nashik road
  
 
==Drink==  
 
==Drink==  
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===Mid-range===
 
===Mid-range===
* '''Quality Inn Regency''' ,  Kshatriya Estate, Shivaji Nagar, and Nasik-Poona Road, Nasik-422006 ''+91 253'' 241 2441(fax: ''+91 253'' 2412 443 [mailto:choice.quiipl@acress.net.in] US$ 42-50  
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* '''Quality Inn Regency''' ,  Kshatriya Estate, Shivaji Nagar, and Nasik-Poona Road, ''+91 253'' 241 2441(fax: ''+91 253'' 2412 443 [mailto:choice.quiipl@acress.net.in] US$ 42-50  
*'''Rama Heritage Hotel''' , Old Mumbai - Agra Road ,near to Mumbai naka , next to Kalika Mandir Nashik-422002 ''+91 253'' 258 2888(fax: ''+91 253'' 258 2887 [mailto:hotelramaheritage@gmail.com] US$ 15-20
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*'''Rama Heritage Hotel''' , Old Mumbai - Agra Road, near to Mumbai naka , next to Kalika Mandir, ''+91 253'' 258 2888(fax: ''+91 253'' 258 2887 [mailto:hotelramaheritage@gmail.com] US$ 15-20
* '''Panchavati Elite Inn Pvt. Ltd.''' , Near Vindo Auto, Trimbak Road, Nashik-422002 ''+91 253'' 257 9031 ''+91 253'' 257 9032 (''fax: ''+91 253'' 257 9214 [mailto:eliteinn@vsnl.com]'')
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* '''Panchavati Elite Inn Pvt. Ltd.''', near Vindo Auto, Trimbak Road, ''+91 253'' 257 9031 ''+91 253'' 257 9032 (''fax: ''+91 253'' 257 9214 [mailto:eliteinn@vsnl.com]'')
* '''White Lily'''Now managed by Sarovar group of hotels
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* '''White Lily''' now managed by Sarovar group of hotels. On Mumbai - Agra Highway, Cleanest with polite staff opp CIDCO Tel+912532378383, email: gmnpo@sarovarhotels.com
On Mumbai - Agra Highway, Cleanest with polite staff opp CIDCO Tel+912532378383 email gmnpo@sarovarhotels.com
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*''' Chetna Dining Hall ''' , Old C.B.S. Meghdoot Shopping Centre, Nashik.
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===Splurge===
 
===Splurge===
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==Get out==  
 
==Get out==  
* '''Trambakeshwar''' - one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, 30 Kilometres from Nashik via Trimbak road.
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* '''Trambakeshwar''' - one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, 30 km from Nashik via Trimbak road.
* '''Shirdi''' - Famous the world over for Sai Baba, but you have to have patience, as the queues can be infinitely long. About 90 Kilometres from Nashik. Frequent Volvo and ST buses are available.
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* '''Shirdi''' - Famous the world over for Sai Baba, but you have to have patience, as the queues can be infinitely long. About 90 km from Nashik. Frequent Volvo and ST buses are available.
* '''Wani - Saptashringi Goddess''' - located 75 Kilometres from Nasik
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* '''Nanduri - Saptashringi Goddess''' - located 75 km from Nashik.According to Hindu tradition, the goddess Saptashrungi Nivasini dwells within the seven mountain peaks. (Sapta means seven and shrung means peaks.) It is located in Nanduri, Tal:-Kalwan a small village near Nashik in India
* '''Igatpuri ''' - On Nashik - Mumbai Highway. Located about 30 Kilometres from Nasik. Scenic beauty! There are multiple resorts available for a weekend get-away!
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* '''Igatpuri ''' - On Nashik - Mumbai Highway. Located about 30 km from Nashik. There are multiple resorts available for a weekend get-away.
* '''Anjaneri''' - the birth place of Lord Hanuman. located on Trimbak road, 25 Kilometres from Nasik
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* '''Anjaneri''' - the birth place of Lord Hanuman. located on Trimbak road, 25 km from Nashik.
* '''Bhagur''' - Small village, important as the birthplace of Veer Savarkar, one of the famous freedom fighters, about 12 Kilometres from Nashik Road.
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* '''Bhagur''' - Small village, important as the birthplace of Veer Savarkar, one of the famous freedom fighters, about 12 km from Nashik Road.
*'''Sinnar''' - About 30 Kilometres from Nashik on the Nashik-Pune highway (NO 50). The Yadav period (11 A.D.)  Gondeshwar Shiva temple has interesting architecture and stone carvings.  
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*'''Sinnar''' - About 30 km from Nashik on the Nashik-Pune highway (NO 50). The Yadav period (11 A.D.)  Gondeshwar Shiva temple has interesting architecture and stone carvings.  
*'''Sangamner''' - About 65 Kilometres from Nashik, along the Nashik-Pune highway. Has an engineering college, a medical college, well developed market, historical places to see.
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*'''Sangamner''' - About 65 km from Nashik, along the Nashik-Pune highway. Has an engineering college, a medical college, well developed market, historical places to see.
*''' Yeola''': 65 Kilometres from Nashik, between Nashik and Aurangabad. Famous for hand woven Patina saris (traditional sari), Yeola is a major handloom weaving centre and the silk saris, shalus and Paithanis woven here find a prominent place in Indian and foreign market. It is also famous for gold and silver wire. Places of interest include the Muralidhar Temple and the Parshva nath Temple.
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*''' Yeola''': 65 km from Nashik, between Nashik and Aurangabad. Famous for hand woven Patina saris (traditional sari), Yeola is a major handloom weaving centre and the silk saris, shalus and Paithanis woven here find a prominent place in Indian and foreign market. It is also famous for gold and silver wire. Places of interest include the Muralidhar Temple and the Parshva nath Temple.
  
  

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Nashik (Marathi: नाशिक) [1][2] is a city in the state of Maharashtra in Western India. This is an ancient holy city. Some archaeological sites state early human settling evidence from at least five years. It is a city of pilgrimage for many Hindus. The place is important for Hindu rituals for the afterlife offerings. It is also one of the four locations of the Kumbha Mela festival.

Nashik is one of the world's holiest Hindu cities. Kumbhmela is held here once in 12 years along with four other cities in India. Lord Rama along with Lakshmana and Sita spent 14 years of his exile at Tapovan near Nashik. The city came under the rule of Mughal in 16th century and was renamed Gulshanabad. Then it comes under Peshwa of Maratha Empire in 1818. City is also noted for its participation in freedom struggle. Freedom fighters like Veer Savarkar and Anant Laxman Kanhere were born in Nashik.

Contents

Understand

Name

The name of the Nashik has been changing since long time as per different rulers. It is believed the name "Nashik" was derived after the incident in Ramayana when Lakshman (Sri Ram's brother) chopped off the nose of Surpanakha (Ravan's sister). One school of thoughts states that Nashik is combination of nava shikha - nine summits. It was also named as Gulshnabad by Muslim rulers which is immediately revolted by the residents. It was spelled incorrectly by British administration, as Nasik but eventually changed to Nashik as present.

Cultural and Social

Nashik is also known in India as a landing city for travelling to Shirdi and Trambakeshwar which hosts one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. It is believed that during ancient times, during transportation, the drops of Amrit fell into the Brahma-Kund at Trambakeshwar. This makes it one of the most popular religious travel destinations of India. Nashik is also known as a transit station for devotees going to Shirdi, residence of Sai Baba (90 Kilometres from Nashik).

Living

Nashik is fairly cosmopolitan city. Marathi is the official language of the city. This is the most common language spoken on the streets, most people may partial understand Hindi and English. Attitudes in Nashik are liberal. The city used to be very traditional and conservative, but now is an open-minded culture and is gradually developing city.

Art and Literature

Nashik is known for it's art and literature contribution. Nashik has one of the biggest public libraries.

  • MovieShri Dadasaheb Phalke - the founder of the Indian Film industry comes from Nashik. He started movie making in India with the on mythological character “Raja Harishchandra” in 1913. This was the first movie in India. He made 95 movies and 26 short films in the span of 19 years, till 1932 in Nashik.
  • Music Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar was from Nashik, wrote books on classical Indian music. He reinvented notation system suitable to Indian classical music. He also composed notations for the national anthem of India. Another famous patriotic song “Sare Jahanse Achha” is also composed by him.
  • Literature - Bahinabai Chaudhary was a poetess who made poems in spoken Marathi. It was a flawless creation in ample. Once her son realised the value of her poems he started writing it down. Her poems is an invaluable treasure of Marathi literature. The poems reflect real day-to-day life in a rural setting describing the beautiful effects of nature on her life. She also state the philosophy of life in simple humble words.
Mr V V Shirwadkar alias “Kusumagraj” in a career spanning five decades starting in pre-independence era, he wrote 16 volumes of poems, three novels, eight volumes of short stories, seven volumes of essays, 18 plays and six one-act plays.
Vasant Kanetkar was a stage drama writer in Marathi language. He wrote 40 three-act plays, all of which were performed on the professional stage. Many of his plays became high commercial successes. He has been credited with rejuvenating the Marathi theater when it was in decline, the age of Sangeet Natak --stage musicals—having had come to an end.
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar re-wrote Indian history from a patriotic point of view. His works are in Marathi language, Saha Soneri Pane (Six golden pages in the History of Hindu Nation) - explaining six Indian empires and their extent. He wrote two books in English named "Hindutwa" and "Hindupadapadshahi" on the history of Marathas. Two of his poems famous are Sagara Pran Talamalala and Jayostute sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Climate

The climate of Nashik is very pleasant. Nashik has three distinct seasons: summer, monsoon and winter. Summers are typically hot with maximum temperatures ranging from 35 to 42°C. The warmest month in Nashik is generally April as compared to the rest of the Deccan Plateau where it is May. November is normally a very pleasant month.

Nashik does not get very hot. Even during the peak of summer, the air is cool and standing under a tree can give respite form the heat. However, as sunlight can be intense leading to skin tan and sun-burn, be sure to carry and use sunscreens (above SPF-30).

The nights in Nashik are significantly cooler than most other parts in this region owing to its high altitude.

The average rainfall is approx 550 mm. The city often receives local and heavy thundershowers with heavy downpours in June, which brings down the temperature. The rainy season can sometimes be gloomy, with cloud cover for days together.

Winters are generally dry and day temperatures can be as low as 24 - 28°C and temperatures at night as low as 5 - 8°C.

Get in

By bus

Nashik is 180 Kilometres from Mumbai (Bombay). There are frequent buses to Nashik from Dadar in Mumbai. It takes 4 to 5 hours by road. If you are not around Dadar, you can still take buses from Borivali (a key place on Western Railway Line) OR Thane (a key place on Central Railway Line). Also, a suburban railway (CR) to Kasara can be taken from few suburban railway stations beyond Dadar (like Kurla, Thane or even beyond). Once at Kasara, there are loads of connecting buses to Nashik and many other places, along with ample number of share-taxis (INR 50-60 per adult passenger, but with cramped sitting). (Kindly note there is no taxi service available in the late night. You can get held up after reaching Kasara Railway Station till the next morning)

By train

Trains called 'Panchavati Express' and 'Godavari Express' also ply daily between Mumbai and Nashik. Word of caution, Nashik is on Central Railway line and Dadar Station is a sort of junction place for Central Railway and Western Railway, so make sure that you are at right side of the station (that is, East-side for Central Railway). There is also a daily train service between Pune and Nashik. It may be noted that the Railway Station (called "Nasik Road") is about 10 Kilometres away from the main city. However, there are sufficiently frequent services of buses, auto-rickshaws, shared-taxis etc are available at fairly low fares.

You can also go by local from kasara.

By plane

This service may not be operating.

Kingfisher Red, the country's low-cost airline, started daily flights between Mumbai and Nashik (2 at present- April 2009). These fly from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Domestic Airport (Mumbai) to Nashik Ozar airport (which is about 25 km from Nashik city).

Get around

A rented car is the best option to move around the city. There is also a Nashik Darshan bus every day which shows you around the important tourist attractions in Nashik otherwise regional public transport service is also quite nice. Get the ticket for Nashik Darshan bus a day in advance to avoid inconvenience. Alternately you can take cheap and good auto rikshaws.

See

  • Sita Gufaa - Caves where Lord Ram and Sita worshipped Lord Shiva during their exile. The shivlinga is still present at that same spot. It is believed that Ravana kidnapped Sita from this place.
  • Tapovan - Tapobhumi, Shurpanakha's nose fell here, Tasty Guavas, try them out.
  • Panchavati - The most sacred place on Earth.The place where five sacred Banyan trees are still present. All important temples are located in this area.
  • Kalaram Temple - An important temple and landmark in panchavati area.
  • Ganga Ghat - Ramkunda, Panchavati
  • Mineral Museum (Gargoti Sangrahalaya) - Sinnar , Nashik . very precious different types of stones you can see here .
  • Pandav Leni - Pandav Caves. located on Nashik- Mumbai highway near Pathardi phata.
  • Phalke Smaarak - Excellent views, landscape, musical fountain, video songs, Buddha smaarak, water park. located on foot of Pandav Caves hill. A reliable place where most of the people in nasik spend their weekend evenings.
  • Jain Mandir - has a 12 ton Panchdhatu idol of Bhagwan Mahavir. located at Vilholi on Nashik- Mumbai highway.
  • Veda Mandir - located on Trimbak road.
  • Chambhar Leni - Temple of Bhagwan Mahavir on a hillock inside a cave. Located on Dindori Road.
  • Muktidham - big temple, picnic spot located at Nashik Road
  • Bhaktidham - a temple. located on Peth Naka
  • Someshwar - temples, picnic spot, boating , waterfall. located on Gangapur road.
  • Sundarnarayan Temple
  • College Road - happening place in Nasik. Malls, Restaurants, Shopping, Multiplex, Bliss Juice Bar, McDonald's, Cafe Coffee Day.
  • Sula Wines - Winery offers tour and wine tasting
  • Navshya Ganpati - A temple situated on banks of Godavari River, very scenic views
  • Deolali Camp Cantonment Board, Artillery centre - Deolali camp's, Lahawit market is for shopping, Deolali South has Khandoba temple hill, golf course, sun rise & set point as well.
  • Tarangan , Trimbak Road . This planetarium is named after late shri Yashwantrao Chavan and was recently inaugurated by President Mrs Pratibha Patil. Daily 3 shows are conducted 13.30 in English, 15.30 in Hindi and 17.30 in Marathi.
  • Visit Goda Ghat(Godavari river edge).
  • Trek in hills near to Nashik .
  • The Gangapur Dam - always crowded with youngsters.
  • The Dudhsagar Fall - near Gangapur Dam.
  • Stone Age Site - few km from Gangapur village.
  • Anjaneri Parvat near Trambakeshwar is well known for waterfalls during monsoon season.
  • Bird Sanctuary Nandur-Madhmeshwar near Niphad - a mesmerizing place for nature and bird lovers.
  • Trambakeshwar (One of the 12 Jyotirlingas), straight ahead on Trimbak road. This is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India and is the most sacred place in Nashik. Near by is also Brahma giri where lord Shiva performed tandav dance.


Buy

Nashik is famous for its silverware craftsmanship. The old shopping centre of the city lies in the heart of the city at Main Road. Here you can get everything you need. A lot of upscale shops have mushroomed all over the city in recent years. Saraf Bazar is place for silverware and ornaments. Canada corner is always crowded with college going youngsters. Mahatma Gandhi Marg is the hot shopping destination. You'll get brands like Lee Cooper, RBK, Adidas, Woodlands, Van Heusen, Proline, Pepe Jeans, D&G, Levis, Provogue, Biba, Fabindia, Spyker and many more .

  • Leeve Dry Fruits (exclusive imported dry fruits, chocolate and spices), Shop No.3, Kaanchwala Avenue, Opp BYK College (Next to US Pizza), 0253-2232336, [3]. Shop which delivers Indian and imported dry fruits, chocolates and spices. They provide some rare dry fruits which are not available round the year. 10-6000.

Malls

  • Nashik City Centre Mall , Untwadi
  • Big Bazaar , College Road , Nashik Road , Untwadi
  • SK Mall , College Road
  • Pinnacle Mall , Golf Club
  • Nashik Central , Trimbak Naka
  • Pantaloons , Untwadi
  • Westside , Untwadi
  • Crosswords , Untwadi
  • Reliance Trends , Untwadi
  • Reliance Digital , Untwadi
  • Reliance Living Home , Untwadi
  • Reliance Footprints , Untwadi

And chain stores like Reliance Fresh, Spencer's, Spinach, Subhiksha, more are present all over the city .

Jewellers

  • Mayur Alankar, Saraf Bazar , Gangapur Road , Nashik.
  • Waman Vishnu Throat, Saraf Bazar, Nashik.
  • Mirajkar Jwellers, Saraf Bazar, Trimurti Chowk, Madhli holi Nashik.
  • Tanishq Showroom, Samarth Nagar, Nashik.
  • Diamond Galaxy - Tanishq, Canada Corner, Nashik
  • A K Gems - Agni, Nashik Road
  • Significant Moments, Nashik
  • Adgaonkar Saraf, Saraf Bazar, Nashik
  • Takle Bandhu, Saraf Bazar, Nashik
  • Bafna Jewellers, Tilakwadi, Nashik
  • P.R. Vaishampayan & Sons working under the brand name Sonchafa.
  • Govind Dande & Sons, Nashik Road
  • Rajmal Lakhichand Jewllers, Nashik
  • Parekh Jewels, College Road, Nashik
  • Surana Jewellers, Canada Corner, Nashik.
  • Maind Saraf, Saraf Bajar Nashik.
  • Chnaya Jewellers Prop. Jitendra Mutha, Mob. 9850046531, Old agra road, pimpalgaon baswant.

Multiplexes

  • Cinemax, College Road
  • Cinemax, City Centre Mall
  • Cinemax Regimental, Nashik Road
  • Divya Adlab, New Nashik (Cidco)
  • Fame Multiplex, Nashik Road
  • SRS Cinemas, Nashik Road

Eat

There are good restaurants all over the city. Coffee Shops/Cafes on College Road: Bliss Juice Bar , Cafe Bollywood , 12 to 12 , Friendship , Cafe Coffee Day. 12 to 12 is good restaurant for western cuisines.

  • The most amazing dining experiences at Nashik are at Emerald Park Hotel. Jharoka serves some amazing Indian food comparable to the best in the country, Dhruva is the roof top barbecue and grill and also has a 24 hour cafe.
  • Bliss Juice Bar near Jehan Circle. Serves authentic Juices, 80 types of Coffees and Teas, Milkshakes, Smoothies, Sandwiches, Wraps, Pizzas, Burgers and Desserts among other things.
  • Three Sixty Degrees Coffee Shop, Talegaon, Nashik
  • Nesta Coffee Shop, Mumbai - Agra Road, Nashik
  • Thali: Hotel Panchavati Yatri, Hotel Samrat, Purohit, Rajdhani, Chetana dining hall(CBS)
  • Traditional Marathi Cuisine: Saheba, Mumbai Naka
  • Family Dining: Yahoo, Patang, and Purohit.
  • 24 Hour restaurant : Sukh Sagar in Panchavati Hotel complex, Hotel Samrat CBS
  • Chinese : Seble Hotel , Trimbak road, Carnival College Road, 21st century, Sharanpur Road
  • If you want to eat something really tasty visit Kokni Darbar for delicious mughlai and North Indian food. The service is also very good.
  • One Should not miss the famous Krushnai Vada Pav ( an Indian burger served with chillies) at the Circle Cinema, The Shop located at Ashok Stumbh
  • Farmaish Restaurant , College Road
  • Spice N Tadka Family Restaurant , Bytco Point.
  • Rolls & Keema: Rolls Club - Near Bhosla Military School (towards the end of College Road).
  • Bon Appétit Restaurant - Pathardi Phata, Nashik
  • Missal: Vihar at Gangapur naka, A tapri near Raviwar Karanja (next to Pethe High School),Tushar on college road, Ambika near Panchvati Karanja, Sham-sundar Satpur MIDC,
  • Mama's Pav Bhaaji on College Road is a hot favourite of collegians. Mama's serves piping hot pav bhaaji and all kinds of chaat items.
  • Bikaneri Bhujiawalla on College Road.
  • Bhagvati's Chat: A famous chat joint near Kulkarni Garden on Sharanpur Road
  • Sagar Sweets on College Road and Gangapur Road is famous for sweets, namkeens, packaged food products, chat.
  • McDonalds on College Road, located just opposite Big Bazaar serves good burgers and draws a lot of crowd in the evenings.
  • Modern Cafe (formerly named as Parth) has good Marathi fare.
  • Salim's Tea at the corner of BYK Commerce College is a favourite hang-out of college students.
  • Talk of the Town is a good place where you can get yummy Punjabi food.
  • Maharashtra Bhaandaar on College Road is your typical "Khau Ghar" offering all kinds of delicious, home-made snacks and sweetmeats, like Laddus, Chivda, Karanji, Shev, Chakli, Farsaan, pickles, sweets and what have you. Lovingly called "Ma. Bhaa" it offers everything you would find traditionally prepared in Marathi kitchens.
  • Thunder Point on College Road serves refreshing, delicious juices.
  • Kondaaji Chivda is very famous from Nashik.
  • Sweets:
  • Budha Halwai (Near Bhadrakali Temple) - Is legend itself in Nashik. People swear their Srikahnd and Jalebis. In fact, their new product lines like Chivada, Namkin, Samosas are excellent. Few products already been exported and well received by Customers.
  • Jalaram Sweets, College Road. Serves amazing chaats along with a range of sweets. One should not miss their Kachori and Khajur/Imli Chutney.
  • Goli Vada pav outlet at Sharanpur Road, College Road and Indira Nagar(OPP. Raj Sarthi Society.)
  • Subway @ college road
  • Dominos at college road and Nashik road
  • Smokin Joes near RYK college , Bytco Point
  • Shoukin bhel at Nehru garden. yummy tasty bhel!
  • Vijus Dabeli and sandwhich
  • Nandans Pani Puri and other chat on college road.
  • Brothers roll near akashwani tower.
  • Rim-zim Ice Gola near Nehru Garden
  • Little Italy, Sula Vineyards. Authentic Italian food at rates less than their other branches across the country served at Little Italy ad mist the beautiful landscape of Sula Vineyards.
  • Cafe Express, College Road
  • Carnival at College Road serves very good quality Chinese & Indian food.
  • Sayantara in Bhadrakali area, behind the fruit market. Famous for soft, tasty Sabudana vada.
  • Agrawal Bros K Mithaiwala, 63, Shalimar, Next to IMA (Shalimar Chowk). 8 am to 10 pm. Hot snacks, Sweets, Cold Drinks, Ice-cream. Checkout Our Special Samosa
  • Tulsa Snacks, Ravivar karanja chowk. Delicious Maharashtrian snacks pohe, upama and sabudana khichadi.
  • Oriental Xpress, Shop No.3 & 4, Akruti hou. soc, behind Gurudwara, Nasik Road, (opp. J D C Bytco High School), 9960790272. 12. The Only Authentic Restaurant serving MOMOS, Chinese and Thai food. One of the regular hangouts of foreigners and young couples. There are branches of this restaurant in Nashik Road also. 75.
  • Mehfil, Yashica Plaza, Govind Nagar, Mumbai Agra road, 0253 3247555, 9881181636. Fine ingredients, fresh meats, produce, herbs, delicate spices, an outstanding variety of traditional Indian dishes. Dishes are individually prepared mild, medium, spicy or hot.
  • Yolk, Patil Plaza (Canada Corner, College Road). Only cuisine made up with EGG. All dishes are made with Egg contents.

Famous Missal Joints

Missal is a hot and tasty curry dish from Maharashtra. Missal literally means 'Mix'. It is served with Pav (Indian name for baked bread). There are lots of variations to the cooking and the way it is served. It is mostly hot in taste.

  • Ambica Missal, Panchavati - a distinct taste of Black garam Masala made in a very traditional way.
  • Hotel Bhagwati, Panchawati Karanja
  • Hotel Sheetal, Old taxi Stand, CBS
  • Hotel Shamsunder, B Road, Satpur MIDC
  • Hotel Sudarshan, Makhamalabad, Nashik.
  • Hotel Tuljai, Opp college, College Road.
  • Hotel Tushar, Malaria Stop, College Road.
  • Raswanti Missal, Panchavati Karanja
  • Shelke Missal, Ravivar Karanja, opp Chandi Ganpati Mandir.
  • Maharashtra Hotel, Bytco Point, Nashik Road.
  • Hotel Vihar, Near K.V.N.Naik College, Gangapur Naka.
  • Nehru Garden, Near Sarda School.
  • Om Tea House, Near Bhadrakali Karanja, Bhadrakali.

Ice Cream Parlours

  • Cream Zone, College Road
  • Razzmatazz, College Road
  • Eskimozs Pot Ice Cream, Canada corner
  • Dinshaw's, College Road
  • Pastongi, MG Road
  • Dairy Don, College Road & MG Road
  • S K Ice cream Parlour, nashik road

Drink

  • Sula Wines , Wineyard near Gangapur
  • Banjara , Mahatma Nagar (Restaurant Bar)
  • 21st century , Near Kulkarni Garden (Pub)
  • Tiger hills, Wine tasting & factory outlet, Nashik-Mumbai highway
  • Samarth juice centre - Ravivar Karanja
  • York Wine, Gangapur Road, +91 253-2230700. York Winery A New Emerging Winery. Best but costly.


Stay

Budget

(Check out the room before you book)

  • Nasik Home Stay ... Near Taj Residency, [4]
  • Ginger Hotel Trimbak Road , Nashik ,+91 9270417881, 0253-6616333
  • Hotel President Inn Nashik, tel: 0253 - 2360174
  • Hotel Panchavati 430, Vakilwadi, Nashik-422001 +91 0253 257 5771(fax: +91 253 257 1823)
  • Wasan's Inn Old Agra Road, Nashik-422002 +91 253 257 7881fax: +91 253 257 8711 [5]
  • Hotel Panchavati Yatri 430, Vakilwadi (Chandakwadi), Nashik-422002 +91 253 257 2290, +91 253 257 2291,+91 253 257 2292(fax: +91 253 257 2293)
  • Sai Ratna Lodging Boarding Siddhi Tower, Paleja Petrol Pump, Malegaon, Panchavati Karanja, Nashik-422003 +91 253 251 8805, +91 253 951 9005
  • Hotel Royale Heritage GPO Road, Nashik 422001. tel: +91253 2504080'(+9198220 40200) [6], [7]
  • Hotel De Rajnigandha Dream Square 'A', Near Muktidham, Nashik Road, NASHIK 422 101. Ph: (91)253-2458676/96, 9011037045 [8]
  • Hotel Rajmahal Old CBS, Sharanpur Road, Nashik-422 002. Phone: 91- 0253- 2580501, 2319770. For room booking /enquiry- 09657183959, 09404788895,9422539440, 09823062223 [9]

Mid-range

  • Quality Inn Regency , Kshatriya Estate, Shivaji Nagar, and Nasik-Poona Road, +91 253 241 2441(fax: +91 253 2412 443 [10] US$ 42-50
  • Rama Heritage Hotel , Old Mumbai - Agra Road, near to Mumbai naka , next to Kalika Mandir, +91 253 258 2888(fax: +91 253 258 2887 [11] US$ 15-20
  • Panchavati Elite Inn Pvt. Ltd., near Vindo Auto, Trimbak Road, +91 253 257 9031 +91 253 257 9032 (fax: +91 253 257 9214 [12])
  • White Lily now managed by Sarovar group of hotels. On Mumbai - Agra Highway, Cleanest with polite staff opp CIDCO Tel+912532378383, email: gmnpo@sarovarhotels.com

Splurge

  • Taj Residency P-17, MIDC Ambad, Mumbai-Agra Road, Nashik-422210 +91 253 238 4499(fax: +91 253 238 2638)
  • The Jupiter Hotel ( West End )- Mumbai Highway, CIDCO, Nasik
  • Gateway Inn - Ambad , Nashik

Unclassified

  • Hotel Kaveri On Nasik, Pune Road, Nashik-422001 +91 253 259 7799(fax: 0253-2597799
  • Hotel Saffron Plant No.291, Beside Wadala Naka, Renuka Nagar Corner, Nashik-422001 +91 253 259 4004(fax: +91 253 250 4944)
  • Seble Hotel Deluxe Pvt Ltd Boys Town Road, Off. Trimbak Road, Nashik-422002 +91 2532575711 , +91 253 257 5714, +91 253 231 2424 (fax: +91 253 2315327, [13]')
  • Hotel Shilpa 430/Ratan Bhuwan, M.G.Rd, Nashik-422001 +91 253 258 0271 (fax +91 253 257 3763, [14]
  • Hotel Vaishali 480, Gole Colony, Nashik-422002, Maharashtra +91 253 257 3310(fax: +91 253 257 55909)
  • Hotel Dwarka Dwarka Circle, Mumbai Agra Road, Nashik-422002 +91 253 - 2594241 / 42 (Fax: 0253 - 2593028 ) [15]
  • Hotel Gadre's Dwarka Circle, Mumbai Agra Road, Nashik-422002 +91 253 - 2594241 / 42 (Fax: 0253 - 2593028 )

Get out

  • Trambakeshwar - one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, 30 km from Nashik via Trimbak road.
  • Shirdi - Famous the world over for Sai Baba, but you have to have patience, as the queues can be infinitely long. About 90 km from Nashik. Frequent Volvo and ST buses are available.
  • Nanduri - Saptashringi Goddess - located 75 km from Nashik.According to Hindu tradition, the goddess Saptashrungi Nivasini dwells within the seven mountain peaks. (Sapta means seven and shrung means peaks.) It is located in Nanduri, Tal:-Kalwan a small village near Nashik in India
  • Igatpuri - On Nashik - Mumbai Highway. Located about 30 km from Nashik. There are multiple resorts available for a weekend get-away.
  • Anjaneri - the birth place of Lord Hanuman. located on Trimbak road, 25 km from Nashik.
  • Bhagur - Small village, important as the birthplace of Veer Savarkar, one of the famous freedom fighters, about 12 km from Nashik Road.
  • Sinnar - About 30 km from Nashik on the Nashik-Pune highway (NO 50). The Yadav period (11 A.D.) Gondeshwar Shiva temple has interesting architecture and stone carvings.
  • Sangamner - About 65 km from Nashik, along the Nashik-Pune highway. Has an engineering college, a medical college, well developed market, historical places to see.
  • Yeola: 65 km from Nashik, between Nashik and Aurangabad. Famous for hand woven Patina saris (traditional sari), Yeola is a major handloom weaving centre and the silk saris, shalus and Paithanis woven here find a prominent place in Indian and foreign market. It is also famous for gold and silver wire. Places of interest include the Muralidhar Temple and the Parshva nath Temple.



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