Nashik is located on the western edges of the Deccan peninsula on the banks of river Godavari in Maharashtra state. Situated comfortably in a basin formed by the high Sahyadri Hills, it is the administrative headquarters of Nashik District and Nashik Division.
Nashik got its name from the great epic, Ramayana, when Laxmana cut off the nose of Shurpnakha and thus this place was named as "Nasik"(from Sanskrit word 'Nasika').
Panchavati, Kalaram Temple, Veer Savarkar Smarak, NandurMadhmeshwar Sanctuary, Trimbakeshwar Temple, Coin Museum, Naroshankar Temple, Shri Sunder Narayana Temple, Teertharaj Gajapantha - Chamber Caves, Mukti Dham Temple, Shri Godavari Ramkund, Bhakti Dham, Pandav Lani Caves, Dadasaheb Phalke Memorial (Smarak), Sita Gumpha, Shri Someshwara Temple, Dudhsagar Falls, Deolali Camp, etc.
Nashik is one of the most important cities of North-Western Maharashtra. Often known as the Grape-Wine Capital of Maharashtra, it is situated at a distance of 200 km from Mumbai and Pune. The city has become the center of attraction because of its beautiful surroundings and cool and pleasant climate. The place has developed a personality of its own due toits mythological, historical, social and cultural importance. From the outstanding temples to the sophisticated wineries, Nashik presents a curious blend of different realities that bestowed the town with a slightly baffled appearance. A city with all the characteristics of modernity and ancient heritage which consists of rustic surroundings that attract visitors on a regular basis through out the year.
Today, Nashik is rate as one of India's fastest growing cities. The city saw a fast uplift of development from 2002 with malls, new urban areas, infrastructure, educational institutions etc..
Mumbai is 180 kms away.