Nashik is a spiritual city set on the banks of the Godavari River, anchored by a bustling Old Quarter studded with sacred bathing ghats, ancient temples and colourful spice stalls. Venture out of the city to find boutique vineyards, sparkling lakes and rugged mountains.
Things to do in Nasik
Visit Nashik's atmospheric Old Quarter, where winding streets are lined with wooden houses, workshops and temples. It hugs a riverfront dotted with enormous bathing ghats, such as Ramkund. Watch Hindu pilgrims bathe in the sacred water or purchase a handful of flower petals to make your own offering.
Nashik is one of India's premier winemaking destinations. Why not spend the day sipping your way through the region's local wineries? Sula Vineyards is a local favourite, offering tours, tastings and top-shelf wines. Chandon is one of Nashik's newest addition, known for its elegant grounds and sparkling wines.
Kala Rama Temple was built in the 1700s and is clad in black-stone carvings of Indian gods like Rama, Sita and Lakshmana. You're welcome to visit the sacred Hindu shrine, stroll around the grounds and admire the intricate stonework.
From sizzling street-food stalls to fine-dining restaurants, Nashik boasts some of Maharashtra's best cuisine. For a unique experience, make reservations at Malaka Spice, an upscale restaurant commanding sweeping views over Nashik’s wine country.
Getting around Nasik
Nashik is best explored on foot, especially around the Old Quarter and riverfront district. The city is also serviced by local buses, auto-rickshaws and taxis. Trains arrive at Nasik Road Railway Station, 10 kilometres from the city centre.