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Known for its devotional and spiritual tradition, this is one city that has a distinct blend of traditional and modern aesthetics. It is well known for hosting Kumbhmela, one of the biggest pilgrim events in the whole world.

An evolving cosmopolitan face, Nasik is the best of both worlds. New shopping destinations, cultural and literary activities throughout the year and a huge young crowd keep the city buzzing.

This city is one of the holiest Hindu cities in the world. A gateway to the famous temple of Shirdi and Trimbakeshwar, it has become a city known for religious tourism. Traditionally, it is important for afterlife rituals of Hindus.

Nasik is historically a very significant city. An important archaeological site with over 100 ancient temples, this city is known for being the adobe of Lord Rama during his 14 years of exile. Several references to the great epic of Ramayana can be found in the city.

During the pre-Independence era, it starts a very strong Independence movement and started progressive movements to fight the caste and Gender issues in the society. Baba Saheb Ambedkar and Veer Savarkar had a long association with the city.

It was here that the movement against untouchability found a foot. The famous Kalaram mandir was opened due to the efforts of Babasaheb Ambedkar who was a progressive national leader that advocated the abolition of untouchability.

Besides religious and patriotic significance, the city is famous for its literary contribution to the Marathi language. Vasant Kanetakar, Vishnu Digambar Palaskar and Viva Shirwadkar are some writers that have written a huge number of books.

A modern agricultural hub, Nasik is the wine capital of India. It exports a large amount of grapes outside India. Many vineyards can be found around the city. Onions, tomatoes and Greenhouse vegetables are also exported from the region.

Once a traditional city, Nasik is on the verge of becoming one of the most liberal cities in Maharashtra. Picturesque Environment, prosperous economy and a rich distinct culture has developed over the years. It is an important tourist sites in Maharashtra with lot to offer an average tourist.

It is one of the fastest growing cities in India and a mine of attractive marvels. A rich culinary tradition, more than a hundred tourist attractions in and around the city and modern shopping facilities make it a reasonable yet wonderful option for a trip.

While in the city, don’t miss a visit to the Jewellers that Nasik is known for. A small gold or silver souvenir  with a traditional Maharashtrian touch will light up your close one!

Nasik Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Nasik tips for your visit

  • Observe local traditions and customs.
  • Carry a security belt to hold your important documents and money.
  • Carry photocopies of your important documents.
  • Travelling with a few companions is recommended.
  • Learn a few greeting in Marathi although people understand Hindi too.
  • If possible, travel to the city during the Kumbhmela. It a drastic reflective experience that gives you a glimpse of faithful devotion in Hinduisim.
  • Do not travel at night on your own. Do that only if you have a trustworthy person who knows the city with you.
  • If travelling alone, don’t publicize it.
  • Do not litter in Public.
  • Vellore is a traditional town known for the temples. Maintain the sanctity of the town.
  • Pay a visit to the university campuses of the city.
  • Don’t forget to carry some gold or silver souvenirs from the city. 

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Facts and Stats for Nasik*

  • Pollution Statistics in Nasik

    Know the pollution level of Nasik before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 66.67 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Nasik: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Nasik for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nasik.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 87.5 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Living in Nasik - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 89.06 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 53.45 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 23.38 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.14 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 79.83 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Nasik

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nasik

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.69 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 50.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 56.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.9 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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