Nashik also known as Nasik is a city with a blend of the ancient and the modern, one of the most important cities of Northern Maharashtra. Scattered across the city are majestic temples and forts that vie for space with factories and other symbols of Modern India. The Kumbh Mela is the major attraction of Nashik. Occurring once every twelve years it draws innumerable devotees to the city. Other attractions around the city include – Pandavleni Caves, Muktidham Temple, Kalaram Temple among others. Day excursions to Shirdi, Someshwar, Wani are also very popular.
This city has a complete makeover in the past few years and has became very big industrial hub in the state. It is considered to be the third biggest city of North Maharashtra followed by Ahmednagar and Pune. Nashik is located in north-west of this state and is around 170km from Mumbai and around 210 km from the Pune city.
The banks of Godavari River which is the holy river are the particular location of Nashik city. Old Nashik comes in between the flow of this river. There are many big industries set up in the city, has led to a drastic change in the lifestyle, infrastructure and other facilities available in the city and has given Nashik a new cosmopolitan look. It has been declared as fourth fastest developing city of India and sixteenth fastest growing of the world. As a result of this, it attracts globetrotters from all around the world.
Traveler can enjoy their trip in Nashik the most from October to March as this time offers favorable weather for sight-seeing and outings. People who like rainy weather can come here during monsoons. Summers are quite hot during which temperature rises up to 42 degree C. Weather remains warm during the month of April. It has Marathi as an official language. Attitude of people is liberal which generates affection towards them.