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10 Amazing Things to Do in Nashik

Located in the Indian federal state of Mahashastra is the popular city of Nashik; a land with traditional culture and modernization. Considered to be one of India's fastest developing cities, Nashik has many exciting features and attractions that make it ideal for tourism. Nashik's tourism industry is currently at a peak stage and has many luxury hotels such as The Gateway Hotel Ambad Nashik, a reputed and stylish hotel Naski.

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Visit the Gangapur Backwaters

Visit the Gangapur Backwaters

This blissful attraction was undiscovered until recently, and is very popular amongst your travelers who wish to spend a day amidst nature. One can engage in boating and swimming in these tranquil waters, and is a great escape from the busy city life.

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Spend a day at Nandur Madhmeshwar

Spend a day at Nandur Madhmeshwar

Nandu Madhmeshwar is a wildlife attraction that is sure to fascinate any tourist. Home to an abundance of animals, birds, fish and reptiles, as well as many species of vegetation, a visit to this amazing location offers you the opportunity to witness the beauty of Nashik's ecosystem.

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Explore Trimbakeshwar Temple

Explore Trimbakeshwar Temple

Considered to be one of the holiest places in the whole of India, Trimbakeshwar Temple is considered to be the birthplace of Lord Ganesh and also the starting point of the River Godavari. In addition to this, the temple has been of religious significance throughout its history, and is an amazing place to explore the spirituality of India.

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Visit the Sita Gupta

Visit the Sita Gupta

Sita Gupta; or the Sita Cave, is one of the most popular attractions of Nashik, as it is believed to be the place where Lord Rama spent 14 years in exile. It is also believed that it was from this cave that Ravana captured Princess Sita. It a place of immense cultural and religious significance and is well worth a visit.

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Go on a Trip to Sula Wines Vineyard

Go on a Trip to Sula Wines Vineyard

This 1500 acres vineyard is where India's best white wines originate from. Surrounded by many hotels and restaurants, this vineyard is now one of the exclusive landmarks of Nashik. A trip this vineyard offers many insights about how how the grapes are produces and harvested to create internationally renowned wines.

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Shop at Sharaf Bazaar

Shop at Sharaf Bazaar

This bazaar is one of the more popular shopping spots in Nashik. Known for its many ornate goods and amazing silverware products, this bazaar is a great place to shop for some authentic silver goods and souvenirs.

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Unwind at Barnes Road

Unwind at Barnes Road

This picturesque stretch of road is a great place to unwind or go for a relaxing scenic drive. With its natural beauty and relaxing ambience, Barnes Road is popular amongst tourists, joggers, fitness fanatics, and photographers.

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Explore Chateau Indage

Explore Chateau Indage

Famous for being the home of the famous sparkling wine; Marquise de Pompadour, Chateau Indage is a beautiful and scenic vineyard which is a great place to visit. The vineyard offers insights into the grape and wine industry, and also offers some amazing scenic views.

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Climb Bhandardara & Kalsubai Peak

Climb Bhandardara & Kalsubai Peak

This 750m peak is great if you wish to do some climbing while in Nashik. The peak is surrounded by an Amruteshwar Temple, waterfalls, a large dam, and an ancient fortress, making it one of the most popular peaks for breath-taking scenic views in Nashik.

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Try out the Local Cuisine

Try out the Local Cuisine

The restaurants in Nashik are known to serve some amazing exotic dishes. Try the hot and spice pay-bhaji at Mama's on Gangapur Road, or the mouth-watering Mahashastran delicacies at Modern Café. The street side vendors also offer some terrific treats!