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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 38.39 (Low)
Water Pollution 68.75 (High)
Noise and Light Pollution 60.87 (High)
Unattended dirt and garbage 61 (High)
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 42.31 (Moderate)
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 64 (High)
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 45.19 (Moderate)
Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 54 (Moderate)
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 68.75 (High)
Mugging and Robbery 59.38 (Moderate)
Assault and Armed Robbery 38.89 (Low)
Corruption and Bribery 67.86 (High)
Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
Robbery of Car belongings 58.33 (Moderate)
Attacks 47.22 (Moderate)
Drug offense 19.44 (Very Low)
Safety walking alone during daylight 58.33 (Moderate)
Safety walking alone during night 36.11 (Low)
Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.22 (Low)
Property crimes and Vandalism 44.44 (Moderate)
Living in Nasik - Quality of Life
Safety Index 48.79 (Moderate)
Pollution Index 56.63 (Moderate)
Traffic Commute Time Index 9 (Very Low)
Cost of Living Index 24.37 (Very Low)
Health Care Index 71.23 (High)
Property Price to Income Ratio 7.74 (Moderate)
Purchasing Power Index 65.84 (Moderate)
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 3.85 USD
Summer clothing in a chain store 27.46 USD
Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 36.29 USD
Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 26.52 USD
*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced and subjected to change without notice.
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