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Proximity to many holy
temples and sites including the famous pilgrimage centre of Shirdi and a
long tryst with India's sacred past, has made Nashik a confluence for the
spiritually enlightened. The poets Rishi Valmiki, Mahakavi Kalidas and
Bhavabhooti have paid rich tributes to Nashik in many of their works. A
delightful town, usually bustling with fervent crowds, Nasik is a classic
mélange of the past and the present. It paves way to many fascinating forts
and royally graceful temples that possess an aura of exuberance. This part
of the terra firma is more than a dream destination for zealous lovers of
Today, Nashik is a bustling township with a blend of the ancient and the modern. Scattered across the city are numerous forts and majestic temples. Major Temples & Caves to visit are Sita Gupta Cave - according to the Ramayana , Sita, the deity of agriculture and wife of Rama was supposed to have been carried off to the island of Lanka by the evil king Ravana, Sundar Narayan Temple, Kala Rama and Kapaleswar Temple. You can also visit the famous Khumbh Mela.
Getting There :
By Air :
There is only one daily flight to and from Nasik. The other airport is in Mumbai, 187 kms away.
By Rail :
Nasik is an important junction on the central railway route and is linked directly with most cities in India.
By Road :
A bus service connects Nasik with neighboring towns. A frequent bus and taxi service connects Nasik with Mumbai.
Tourist Attractions :
Trimbakeshwar is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. It is located in the town of Trimbak, in the Nasik district of Maharashtra, India.
Muktidham is a marble temple complex honoring various Hindu Gods is a popular tourist attraction situated in the Nashik Road suburb of the city of Nashik in western state of Maharashtra in India. It is privately operated through a trust and was built through a generous donation by the Late Mr.J.D.Chauhan-Bytco, a local industrialist.
Deolali Camp :
Deolali Camp is an important Indian military center. Deolali camp which is one of the oldest center in India, is located 16 km away from Nashik. The center was set up by the British in 1861. The area surrounded with gardens, playgrounds and wide roads proves its uniqueness. An officer of the rank of Major General holds the position of the head of the Artillery school here.Beyond Military centre Deolali market is famous for shoppings.Also Temple Hill nearby is worth visiting.On the hill there is a famous temple of lord Khandoba, hence the hill is popularly known as Khandobachi Tekadi
In the days of the British Raj, soldiers who cracked up under the stresses and strains of life in British India were invariably packed off to a military psychiatric hospital in the small Maharashtrian cantonment town of Deolali, near Nashik, to recover. Its name became synonymous with nervous breakdown; hence the English idiom "to go doolally", meaning to become insane or eccentric.
Artillery Centre :
Behind the Pandav Caves, is the biggest Artillery Center in Asia. This artillery center was shifted from Pakistan in 1947, and is now completing its 50th year. The Indian army's officers and soldiers are trained here. Training for 'Bofors Gun' is given here. The area is under military and is restricted for civilians.
Bhagur is the birth place of the freedom fighter, Swatantrya Veer Savarkar and hence it has gainedhistorical importance. There is also a beautiful temple of "Bhagur Devi". Bhagur is situated 3 km away from Deolali Camp.