Nasik or Nashik is a religious city in Maharashtra located in the northwest part of the state of Maharashtra. Nasik has been called the “Wine Capital of India"" and is situated in the Western Ghats, on the banks of River Godavari. This city has proved to be the best ever rising metropolis in Maharashtra and has grown immensely in the past two decades.Legend Sri Rama with his brother Lakshmana and wife Sita spent 14 years of their exile at Tapovan near Nasik. At the very place Lord Lakshmana slashed off the nose of Surpanakha, with the blessings of Lord Rama and therefore this place is named as ""Nasik” which means nose. A number of references to the Ramayana era are related with Nasik, which include the Sita Gumpha caves in Panchvati.
Nasik around 150 BC was supposed to be the country's major market. The city was under the ruling power of Mughal’s in 16th century and was renamed Gulshanabad. It is also famous for its contribution in struggle of independence of India. This is the birth place of known independence fighters like Veer Savarkar and Anant Laxman Kanhere.
Trimbakeshwar is located in Nashik. People all across India visit Trimbakeshwar to express their faith and devotion. It is one amongst the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The temple is located at the base of the Bramhagiri Mountain. It is considered holy as the sacred Godavari River originates from here. It is also said to be the birth place of Lord Ganesha.
The Saptshrungi Garh is a holy place situated approximately at a distance of 60 KM from Nashik. According to the mythology it is an abode of Goddess Bhagawati. Innumerable The name Saptshrungi means seven mountain pinnacles. There are around 108 water reservoirs on this Mountain, which are known as Kundas.
Imagine visiting a museum which is amidst a mountainous region and that is endowed with an enticing panorama. Yes, the Coin Museum is located in close proximity of the Anjeri Hill in Nashik. It was established in the year 1980, in order to educate the common masses about Indian coins and their history.
Holy land for the believers of Ramayana, Panchvati attracts a lot of pilgrims. A serene town located near Nasik, the site offers small sightings having a lot of significance in the epic of Ramayana.
Pandavleni caves in Nashik these caves, as they are situated on a hummock. Located at a height of approximately 300 ft, amidst a thick green forest, these caves also make a perfect destination for peace lovers and nature admirers.
The Vihigaon Waterfall is in Nashik. It is based in the in the heart of the forest, in the Western Ghats. It is so popular for its natural beauty that it has been utilised as a prominent location in several films, short as well as feature.