Location of Nashik
Nashik is located about 180 kilometers from capital city of Maharashtra, Mumbai. It is about 220 km from Pune which is located in Pune District.
History of Nashik
Nashik is the city of Hindu temples. Nashik has the historical, mythological and also traditional importance. Nashik is one of those four prestigious cities where Sinhastha Kumbh Mela held once every 12 years. In Nashik, numerous temples also are built on the Godavari river basin. Nashik is the locality where Lord Rama along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana had been sent to forests for a prolonged period of fourteen years. It was known as exile of Rama. Due to excavation by archaeological researches, it is revealed that Nashik is a hub of ancient history which dates back before the Stone Age. It is the birthplace of Maratha Emperor Shivaji. Nashik was once the capital city of Satavahana Dynasty.
Geography of Nashik
This "Wine Capital of India" is situated geographically on the western edge of the Deccan Plateau. It is an integral part of Western Ghats Mountain Range in India. Nashik in Nashik District is located at about 700 m at sea level. Godavari River originated from the Brahmagiri Mountain and it is the life line of Nashik.
Climate of Nashik
Nashik enjoys tropical wet and dry climate. The maximum temperature ranges from 40 degree Celsius to 45 degree Celsius in summer and the winters ranges from 10 degree Celsius to 20 degree Celsius.
Demography of Nashik
According to the Population census in the year 2011, Nashik had a total population of 13, 86,973. The males constitute 7, 84,995 and females constitute 6, 01,978. Nashik had an average literacy rate of 86.96 percent. The male literacy rate of Nashik was 94.96 percent. The female literacy rate was 86.51 percent.
Administration of Nashik
Nashik is a district headquarters of both Nashik District and also Nashik Division. Nashik Municipal Corporation is responsible for the development of this city.
Economy of Nashik
Nashik is dependent on the tourism, textile, cement industries, wine and iron and steel industries. Nashik is also enriched in agriculture.
Culture of Nashik
As it is located in Maharashtra, Nashik follows Maharashtrian culture and cuisines. Nashik also allures for the presence of Kumbha Mela.
Tourism in Nashik
Nashik has many tourism destinations like Panchavati, Ramkund, Muktidham Temple, Kalaram temple, Sundarnarayan temple, Trimbakeshwar, Dugarwadi waterfall, Kapaleshwar temple, ISKCON temple, Coin Museum, Veer Savarkar Smarak, Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary, Pragati Aerospace Museum, Dadasaheb Phalke Smarak, Ramsej Fort, Tringalwadi Fort and Harihar Fort.