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India Maharashtra Nashik Established 1982 Vinayak Pande (2007) Municipal Corporation (108)
1,620,000 (2008)

Coordinates: 20°01′N 73°30′E / 20.02°N 73.50°E / 20.02; 73.50 Nashik (Marathi: ?????) ( pronunciation ) or Nasik Marathi: ?????) ( (also variously written Nassak, Nassac, Nassik, Nessuck)[1] is a city in Maharashtra, India. nashik is located in the northwest of India, 180 km from Mumbai and 220 km from Pune. Nashik is the administrative headquarters of Nashik District and Nashik Division. Nashik, which has been referred to as the "Wine Capital of India"[2], is located in the Western Ghats, on the western edge of the Deccan peninsula on the banks of the Ganga River. In addition to supplying the name to the famed Nassak Diamond,[3] the city is known for its picturesque surroundings and pleasant climate. The Godavari River flows through Nashik from its source, which lies to the southwest of the city, in Trimbakeshwar. Nashik Urban Agglomeration (Nashik UA) has a (projected year 2008) population of 1,620,000[4] and a total area of 270 km²[5] which makes it the fourth largest urban area in Maharashtra in terms of population. Nashik is the third most industrialized city in Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune.[6].

Hindu religion has it that Lord Rama, the King of Ayodhya, made Nashik his home during his 14 years in exile. At the same place Lord Laxman, by the blessing of Lord Rama, cut off the nose of Shurpnakha and thus this place was named as "Nasik"(From Sanskrit word ’Nasika’). Several other references to the Ramayan era can be found in Nashik, which includes the Sita Gumpha caves, from where Sita, Lord Rama’s wife, was abducted by Ravana. Nashik in 150 BC was believed to be the country’s largest marketplace.[7]

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Marathi IST (UTC+5:30)
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Nashik also participated in the freedom struggle of India. On December 21, 1909, 17-year-old Anant Kanhore shot the Collector of Nashik, Jackson in a theatre named Vijayanand theatre, where he had gone to see a play Sharada.[7] He died on the spot. The people involved in the incident, Anant Kanhere, Krishnaji Karve and Vinayak Ramchandra Deshpande were sentenced to death by hanging and were hanged soon after.[8] In 1914, social worker, Raosaheb Thorat founded the Nashik District Vidya Prasarak Samaj, the most prominent educational institute in Nashik. In 1930, the Nashik Satyagraha was launched under the leadership of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar for the entry of Dalits in Kala Ram temple. In 1931, a meeting of the Bombay Province Charmkar Parishad was organised at Nashik to work out the Chambhars’ position with regard to the Second Round Table Conference in which Babasaheb was going to participate. In 1932, Babasaheb organized his temple entry movement for the abolition of untouchability in Nashik. Balkrishna Moonje, a close associate of Veer Sawarkar, established the Central Hindu Military Education Society at Nashik which created the Bhonsala Military School in 1937.[9] During the Partition of India in 1947, many Sindhi families migrated to Nashik.[10] On October 31, 1955, the Government of India inaugarated a press at Nashik for printing government stationery.

Raam, Lakshman, Seeta at a Nashik Temple.

Raam kund, where the people put the ash of their dead dear ones to let them get "Mukti". From 1487-1818, the city was under Mughal rule and was known as Gulshanabad (City of Gardens).[7] The city got its present name in 1818 when the Peshwas got control of the city.[7] The Peshwa rule however, did not last long and the British captured Nashik in the very same year. In 1840, one of the first modern libraries of Maharashtra (then, the Presidency of Bombay) was founded at Nashik. Some of the major events in history of Nashik in the 1860s are• 1862 : Nashik Road railway station was built. • 1864 : Nashik Municipality formed • 1869 : Nashik district formed.

Nashik is located in northern Maharashtra at 565m (1854 ft)[11] from the mean sea level. The river Godavari originates from Trimbakeshwar (24 km from Nashik) and flows through various parts of the city. The river forms the northern boundary of the city in some areas and then flows through the old residential settlement in the city. Several small tributaries like the Nasardi and Waghadi merge with Godavari at Nashik. Nashik lies on western edge of the Deccan Plateau which is a volcanic formation[12]. The soil here is primarily black which is favorable for agriculture. The total land area of the city (Municipal Limits) is about 259.13 km2 [5] which makes it the third largest urban area of Maharashtra after Mumbai Metropolitan


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Region and the Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad Urban Region.



Nashik has pleasant climate for most time of the year except from March to mid-June. The period from June to September is the (South West) Monsoon Season. October is peculiarly hot and dry. Winter is between November and February. The maximum temperature ever recorded in the city was 44.8 °C (108.3 °F) on 12 May 1960 in Nashik. The lowest temperature recorded was 0.6 °C (33.1 °F) on 7 January 1945 in Nashik. [1]

Solid Waste Management Project from the Nashik Municipal Corporation[13] In the entire Nashik Municipal Corporation area about 225 MT of solid waste is generated per day. Unlike other Indian cities, this garbage is collected by vehicles titled ’Ghantagadi’ (meaning the vehicle with a bell); a system which has resulted into a ’garbage dump free’ city. Smaller versions of the ghantagadi ply in the congested old city areas. A plant has been set by the Nashik Municipal Corporation near Pandav Leni (Pandav Caves) to process the garbage and convert into compost. Rain water harvesting enforcement by the Nashik Municipal Corporation[14] The Nashik Municipal Corporation has made it mandatory for new constructions in the city to install a rain water harvesting system without which a completion certificate is not granted to the construction. This measure is expected to help recharge the aquifers and augment the ground water level in the city.

Wada: street facade of the traditional courtyard house in old Nashik courtyard) and the vibrant and active bazaar (market) streets leading towards the river (in many cases). Streets are identified by the goods they sell and still attract large number of buyers from the city and more so from adjoining towns and villages.

The planned areas of CIDCO
About 396 Ha of land area of the city has been planned and developed by City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO). This area (originally a part of Morwadi and Untwadi villages) abuts the two industrial areas of the city viz.This is going to be the new nashik area on the outskirts of this big city.URBAN NASHIK IS BEING PLANNED> Satpur and Ambad and is home to a large number of residents who work in the industries. Since the area is planned as a single exercise it has a peculiar visual character and a unique community mix.

The older quarters of the city are peculiar to many similar cities of Maharashtra such as Pune, Satara(A town) and Kolhapur(A Big town). It is characterized by the wadas (a housing typology, wada would mean a courtyard house), narrow, shaded, winding streets, peculiar projections onto the street, streets swelling into a chowk (public

New development: Sprawling single residences and apartments
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Jaibhavani Road, Indira Nagar, Pipeline Road could loosely be categorized as the newly developed outer areas of Nashik. Quite a few prominent educational institutions are located in these areas and so are the modern day restaurants, coffee shops and hangouts of the young. Most of the construction in this zone has happened in the past 3 to 4 decades and comprises individual houses and multistory apartments. Almost all retail malls and multiplexes in the city are located in this zone.

rock-cut caves near Mhasrul, about 8 km from the city center. • The city is home to hundreds of temples and shrines notably at the Ghats near Ramkund (which is the stretch of the river considered holy as it changes its course from westward to southward). The Kalaram Temple, The Naroshankar Temple and the Sundernarayan Temple are most significant architecturally, all built in black basalt stone. Trimbakeshwar temple is 30 kms from Nashik. • The old city’s hosing quarters primarily comprise of the wada typology. These are built-to-edge courtyard houses with rooms built a central (multi-activity) courtyard opening onto a street. This typology is a fine example of climate control and resulted into the peculiar urban form of narrow shaded streets and public courtyards. • The urban form of outer Nashik used to be dominated by (generally) well-designed two story independent houses. As land costs soared these have been replaced by either row houses (houses with common side walls) or multistory apartments. The last decade has witnessed a trend of clusters of multiple buildings with a mix of typologies served by common amenities like a club and a swimming pool. • There are a few architecturally notable public buildings in Nashik like The Nashik Municipal Corporation Administrative Headquarter, The Kusumagraj Smarak and The Dadasaheb Phalke Memorial at the foothills of Pandavleni Caves. Some of the recent projects comprising educational campuses and corporate buildings have demonstrated reasonable architectural flair at par with national and international architectural trends.


Sarkarwada: The administrative headquarters during the Peshwa Rule

Ravivar Karanja: The main old Nashik city junction • Rock-cut caves called Pandavleni Caves relating to Hinayana Buddhism are located near Ambad, about 10 km from the city center. The caves are believed to be carved out between 1st century BC and 3rd century AD. There are 22 caves which comprise of chaitya and vihara with varying levels of carving and detail. Chambharleni is another location of Jain

Parks and Public Spaces
• Dadasaheb Phalke Memorial • Shivaji Garden • Shagun Water park (Largest water park in Nasik) • Jawaharlal Nehru Udyan


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• Various Neighborhood Parks developed and run by the Nashik Municipal Corporation • Goda Park • Various Jogging Parks developed and run by the Nashik Municipal Corporation • Dongre Vastigruha Ground • Zilla Parishad Stadium Complex • CIDCO Stadium • Phalke Smarak • Pramod Mahajan Udyan, Gangapur Naka • Meenatai thakare udyan,Ashwin nagar • Shambhaji Stadium,ashwin nagar.

There are 3 FM Radio Stations in Nashik. All India Radio’s Akaswani is aired on FM 101.4 MHz and Radio Mirchi & Superhits SFM are on 98.3 and 93.5 FM. Print Media Newspapers Gavkari[15], Deshdoot[16], Lok[17]Sakal[18] mat


Culture and Contemporary Life

Godavari River Ghats, as seen through an arch of the Victoria bridge. Nashik has been on the tourist map of India especially Hindu religious tourism because of the legend that Lord Rama lived here during his exile. Gangapur Road, College Road and Trimbak Road form the lifelines of the suburbs. For many, Nashik is just a pit-stop en route to Shirdi or Trimbakeshwar. If one decides to stop and look around the city and its outskirts, there’s plenty to see. The Gangapur Dam is a beautiful site. The Dudhsagar Fall near the village of Gangapur is worth a look in the rains. A few kilometers away from Gangapur village is a Stone Age site. On the road to Trimbakeshwar is the state’s only Museum of Numismatics. Anjaneri Parvat near Trimbakeshwar is well known for waterfalls during monsoon season. Pandav Caves, the 4th Century BC caves of Buddhist origin, a Bird Sanctuary "NandurMadhyameshwar" popularly know as "Bharatpur of Maharashtra", which was started in 1950s, is a little ways from the city and is a mesmerizing place for nature and bird lovers.

"Goda Park"

Media, Entertainment and performing arts
Auditoriums and Drama Theatres • Mahakavi Kalidas Natyamandir • Parshuram Saikhedkar Natyagriha • Dadasheb Gaikwad Sabhagriha • Paluskar Sabhagriha • Rasbihari International School Cinema Theaters and Multiplexes • Ashok Theater • Circle • ChitraMandir • Mahalaxmi • Vijayanand • Cinemax, College • Damodar Road • Anuradha, • Cinemax Regimental, Nashik Road Nashik Road • Prabhat • BIG Cinemas, CIDCO Cinema • Fame Multiplex, • Vikas Nashik • Cinemax, City Centre Mall FM Radio Stations

Shopping and Retail
Retail Shopping Malls in Nashik • The Nasik City Centre Mall • Big Bazaar, College Road • Big Bazaar, Nashik Road • Big Bazaar, Nashik City Centre Mall


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class international food at Various 5 star hotels to Road side Restaurants

Cricket is the most popular sport in Nashik. The old city also patronizes traditional Maharashtrian sports like Kabbaddi and Kho Kho. The Nashik Gymkhana is the principal place for playing formal sports and also to get formal training. At least three swimming pools are run by the Civil administration which are extensively utilized by the people.(Ashwin Nagar Swimmming Pool popularly known as swami Vivekanand Taran talav;Wakil wadi Swimming pool;Nashik road international pool;and other PRIVAELY OWNED POOLS.)

Old quarter of Nashik, still crowded and vibrant, coexisting with malls SK Mall ,College Road Pinnacle Mall, Golf Club Vishal Mega Mart ,Bombay Naka Nashik Central , Trimbak Naka R L Mall(Rajmal Lakhichand) (under construction) with 4 star hotel • East End, Mumbai-Agra Highway • Mall by Western India Properties at Satpur (on hold) • Mall by Raheja in Amabad MIDC (on hold) • Suyojit Mall one each in Shikhare wadi (6 lakh sq.ft)& Mumbai Naka (10 lakh sq.ft) • Kakade Magnum Mall (proposed) • Prozone Mall (proposed) • Pantaloons, Nashik City Centre Mall • Westside, Nashik City Centre Mall • Reliance Retail & Aplliance, Nashik City Centre Mall • The Shoppers’ Stop, Nashik City Centre Mall Nashik is growing as a shopping Hub.It Has All the MNC manufacturing and is a self sufficient cities.Every Big and small brand has its offices,factories,manufacturies,service centres in nashik city. in addition to that there is a very good presence of chain stores like Reliance fresh, Spencer’s, Spinach, Subiksha, [[More for you. • • • • •

• Regional Super Speciality Hospital (100 beds) run by the Government of Maharashtra[19] • Wockhardt Hospitals • NDMVP’s Medical College’s Hospital, Adgaon • Life Line Hospitals • Apollo Hospital not only these hospitals but nashik city provides world class health care services to people and has ALL the facilities whic are essential At times are present. • Sanjivan Hospital :- Orthopedic and Pediatric Hospital

Key Areas of Nashik
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bagwanpura Chouk mandai Kathda Multanpura BADI DARGAH Nanawali Dudh bazaar Koknipura Panchavati Tilbhandeshwar Lane Dahipool Main Road Shukla Lane Tapovan Ekhlahre Adgaon Hirawadi Ramkund • Dwarka • • Kathe • Galli • state • bank • Shivaji • Nagar • • Bodhle • Nagar • Deep Nagar • • Up • Nagar • Tagore Nagar • DJP • Nagar • • Nashik • Road • Devlali • Devlali Camp Gandhi Nagar Mhasobha Nagar Francis Wadi Mukti dham College Road [lovers in the Nasik] Pakhal Road Gen. Arunkumar Vaidya Nagar Wadala Bhabhanagar Mumbai Naka Tidke Colony

Nashik traditionally boasts of a Maharashtrian cuisine with influences from Khandesh, Rajasthan and Gujrat. The modern city however offers a range of restaurants with cuisines ranging from Punjabi, South Indian to Chinese and continental cuisines.The Excellent Hotels in nashik city provide food ranges from nashik’s Local Spicy food to high

• Thak Baza • Gan • CBS • Sahy Nag CIDC • Gan Road • Shar Road • Coll Road • Can Corn • Mha • MER


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market, but the growth is slow due to the lack of infrastructure and technical support. And Nashik is now popular for the Wine industries. Around 60% of wine production from india is done at Nashik.Nasik Wine Park is a grape wine park administered by the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). Many renowned Indian and MNCs established themselves in Nashik: • Mahindra • CEAT • Siemens • and • Atlas Copco • Schneider Mahindra • L&T Electric • • Crompton • HLL • Caprihans Greaves • Cable • Fem Care • • BOSCH Corporation Pharma India [old of India • Glaxo • name Smithkline • MICO] • ABB • Thyssen Krupp • Samsonite IT Parks In recent days, the government has decided to prepare IT parks in the city of Nashik Road. The V-Tech park is one of the largest IT parks of Maharashtra. Nashik is also emerging as a BPO/IT destination and is in list of the selected Tier II cities for BPO/IT companies. ; companies like Datamatics, WNS and gloStream have presence in Nashik. Government Run Industries The Indian Security Press The India Security Press (the National Treasury Press) was the biggest employer in Nashik for many decades until the late eighties when a service-based economy started to thrive. The existence of the India Security Press is very beneficial to Nashik citizens. It not only provides employment to thousands of residents for the past few decades, it also has spawned the surrounding economy and has kept the green canopy in the city protected. It also has an adjoining Gymkhana and a large playground, which is a favorite games/exercise spot for both children and adults. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has a presence at Ojhar Township in Nashik District of Maharashtra State. It is engaged in the design, manufacture and overhaul of a variety of aviation products from basic trainers to highly sophisticated

Nashik today is one of the fastest growing cities of India and has even been identified as a tier-2 metro. The city’s economy is driven chiefly by the engineering and manufacturing industry (which has been around since the seventies) as well as the progressive agriculture in area surrounding the city. Auto majors such as Mahindra & Mahindra, BOSCH and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as VIP, Samsonite, CEAT etc. have their plants here and have spawned a huge network of auto component suppliers and engineering ancillary services. It is also a pharmaceutical hub with presence GlaxoSmithKline and Fem. In recent years, Nasik has also carved a niche for itself as India’s "Napa Valley" and locally established wine brands such as "Sula" have attained international acclaim. Modern efforts are on to promote the growth of an export-oriented rose farming and wine industry in the district. Nashik is also deemed "the third most industrialised city of Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune", mainly due to extensive industrial development in recent times. It is home to an important thermal power plant (Eklahare) and a National Treasury Printing Press (India Security Press at Nashik Road). There are five "Industrial Zones" in the Nashik area and its outskirts (Satpur, Ambad, Sinnar, Igatpuri and Dindori). Nashik has a number of sugar mills. It is also chief exporter of white onions and pomegranates.

VIP Luggage Jindal Steel Perfect Circle Garware Kirloska Oil Engines

Private Industries the hal plant is an aircraft manufachuring plantlocated 10 miles from nasik employing about 7000 people. this makes nasik a hub for aircraft manufacturing and future prospects are also bright due to this project.World’s greatest manufacturers have set up plants in Nashik MIDC area:Bosch India [leader in auto ancillary ], Crompton Greaves Limited, ABB Ltd, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Kirloskar Oil, Ceat Tyres, Schnider, Jyothi Structure, Shanmukha Laboratories, VIP Ltd, Graphite India Ltd,’Surya Murphy’, Glaxo Pharma, Coca Cola, and Victor Gasket Ltd. Besides these, even IT sectors has entered a


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supersonic fighters, helicopters, transport aircraft, engines, accessories and systems.

retail malls opening up in the city after the year 2002. Stand-alone branded apparel stores and food chains followed the trend and have opened up outlets to cater to the growing urban population. Some of the other statistics are given below: • The literacy rate in Nashik is 85.67%. • People living below poverty line: 5.6% • Literacy rate: 85.67% • Human Development Index(from 2001-2008):90.00% • Infrastructure Development: 80%

Nashik is very famous for grapes, onions and tomatoes, all of which are grown in huge quantities. The wine culture is growing at an alarming speed for both growers and wine makers. Nashik was famous for its table grapes for a very long time. In early 1925, the Table Grape revolution was started by Shree Ramrao Jairamji Gaikwad, who is known to have been the first person to commercially grow table grapes, in Ojhar, a small town near Nashik. He is known as the Father of Indian grapes and revolutionised not only grape growing, but also other crop cultivation practices. Today, table grapes are being exported in great quantities to Europe, the Middle East and Asia. They are used to make raisins and juices. Nashik also exports a reasonable quantity of onions. Agriculture contributes greatly towards the Nashik’s economy.


Urbanisation and Development

New Residential Areas of Nashik, dominated by multi-floor apartments Nashik has transformed from a small pilgrimage town to a modern mid-sized city in the last two decades or so. The growth of industries brought about a major growth in population resulting into expansion of the footprint of the city into the hinterland and resulted into growth of suburbs along the periphery of the city. The natural benefits of geography and climate and abundant availability of water catalyzed this growth. The retail revolution in India also left an impact on Nashik with multiple medium and large sized

According to the Census of India, 2001, Nashik had a population of 1,076,967. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Nashik had an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 64%; male literacy was 80%, and female literacy was 66%. In Nashik, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. In the same year (census year 2001) the Nashik Urban Agglomeration had a population of 1,152,326[20] and thus it was the fourth largest urban area of Maharashtra State after Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur. The projected population of Nashik urban agglomeration (which includes abutting urban areas like Deolali) as on 1st of January 2009 is 16,20,000 [4] .

Nashik is the headquarter of Nashik District and is also the headquarter of Nashik Revenue Division of Maharashtra. The city is administered by the Nashik Municipal Corporation which came into existence in 1982 by combining Nashik Municipality and surrounding civic bodies e.g. Nashik Road Municipality. A planned area was introduced in Nashik which was designed and executed by


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CIDCO which is now administered by the Nashik Municipal Corporation. The two industrial areas viz. Satpur and Ambad were developed by Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation which now fall under the Nashik Municipal Corporation for administrative purpose. Deolali, which is also a part of the Nashik urban agglomeration, has a separate civic body called the Deolali Cantonment Board.

education have come up over the years, like Rasbihari International School, Fravashi International School and Wisdom High School ,Symbiosis School. Rasbihari is the only school that provides IB education & offers the Primary Years Program. Symbiosis School is known for its CBSE Excellence.

Nashik has been a major transport node given its road and rail connectivity and geographic location.

Main article: Education in Nashik Nashik has been the educational hub of North Maharashtra. The city has two state run universities viz. The Yashawatrao Chavhan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) (located near Gangapur village on the outskirts of Nashik) and the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences located near Mhasrul (a suburb of Nashik). HPT College (Arts faculty) (run by the Gokhale Education Society), set up in 1925 was the first degree college in the city. BYK College (Commerce faculty), KTHM College, Bytco College, LVH College, BMC College are the names of few of the significant degree colleges imparting education in Arts, Science and Commerce faculties. MSB Educational Institute-Nasik (a branch of International Al-Madrasatus Saifiya tul Burhaniyah Department of Dawat e Hadiyah) at Burhani Nagar, Dwarka is celebrating its silver jubilee and preparing to move to its new location. Rasbihari International School [PYP, IGCSC] KK Wagh Engineering College, NDMVP’s College of Engineering, Sir Visvesvaraya Memorial College of Engineering, NDMVPS’s College of Architecture, MGM’s Medical College, NDMVP’s Medical College, JDCB Institute of Management are some of the notable institutes imparting professional education. The city has several government run and private run schools offering quality education in Marathi and English medium Boys’ Town Public School, Rachana Vidyalaya, Pethe Vidyalaya, sarda kanya vidyalaya ,saint philomena convent high schoolRungta High School and the Barnes School at Deolali are few of the oldest schools set up in the city. Many schools imparting international

Road Infrastructure
Nashik is one of the major road junctions of India. The Mumbai-Agra national highway(NH3) runs through Nashik. Nashik is also connected to Pune with NH-50. Nashik is a major road junction of major state highways. It is well connected to Surat, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmednagar, Dhule and many other cities. It has been seeing reasonable grown in terms of road infrastructure in the past few years or so. Map of Nashik Taluka The National Highway Number 3 (NH3) is being converted into a multi-lane tolled road. The stretch from Mumbai to Bhiwandi is already a four-lane road. Work is in progress for the four-laning of the stretch between Bhiwandi and Gonde. This stretch passes through the Kasara Ghat Section (known as Thalghat traditionally). It is understood that the stretch between Gonde and Pimpalgaon Baswant (near Ozar Airport), which actually passes though Nashik city, is proposed to be a six-laned highway with multiple flyovers at key intersections. The work of the road beyond the one described above (Pimpalgaon Baswant to Dhule) is nearing completion. The NH50 to Pune is a traditional two-laned road up to Rajgurunagar (Pune District) and four laned further till Pune.

Intercity travel
Buses: MSRTC (State Run) Efficient and punctual buses are run by the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation to various cities, towns and villages around Nashik. They operate services from multiple bus terminals (New and old Central Bus Stand or CBS, Mela Sthanak, Mahamarg Bus Stand and Nimani Bus Stand) primarily based on geographic locations of the destinations. The


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Mahamarg Bus Stand new CBS (also known as Thakkar Bazaar) is the principal bus terminal from where one can get to travel to Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Satara, the Konkan Region, Aurangabad and so on. Semi-luxury buses are available to some of the important locations. Nashik to Pune is a special semi-luxury service which runs decently built buses at half-hour intervals from 5.30 in the morning to 12.30 in the midnight. The Mahamarg bus stand caters to services departing for Ahmednagar, Solapur, Kasara and Shirdi. Other bus stands cater to district level traffic to small towns and villages. Private Buses Several private bus operators run services with good quality buses (Air-conditioned buses in many cases) although to large cities around like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Indore, Kolhapur etc. Air conditioned Taxis Popularly knows as cool cabs (blue and silver colored), these services are available to Mumbai, Thane, Shirdi, Pune and a few other locations. These serve as a good option in case of unplanned travel decisions and available round-the-clock at stipulated taxistands located conveniently in the city. Taxis could be hired fully or on seat-basis. One could walk up to the taxi stand or call for the taxi at desired location although at an additional cost.

Nashik Road Railway Station, Early morning crowd waiting for the Panchvati Express to Mumbai. Railway] Division of Indian Railways which was the first ever electrified section in India. The railway station is about 11 km away from the city center (and hence called Nashik Road instead of Nashik). Most of the trains halt at Nashik Road station although generally for a short duration(2 to 5 minutes). Deolali is another station (about 10 minutes train travel towards Mumbai) which serves the population residing in the Deolali Cantonment Area and the adjoining towns like Bhagur etc. Interestingly, a horse-drawn tram used to ply between Nashik Road Station and the Nashik City between 1889 and 1933.[21] More than 50 trains pass through this station daily and it is thus connected to Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nanded, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Agra, Delhi, Nagpur, Kolkata, Guwahati, Jammu, Madgaon, Mangalore and so on. Although the station connects to most northern and eastern parts of the country, major passenger traffic is between Mumbai and Nashik. Fast-moving intercity trains like the Panchvati express and the Godavari Express connect this station to Mumbai. These trains originate from Manmad and principally

Nashik Road Railway Station is an important railway station on the Mumbai-Kalyan-Manmad-Bhusaval (and further to Delhi or Kolkata) sector of the Central


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cater the large number of business travelers from Manmad and Nashik to Mumbai and suburban area.


1) nasik is going to have one of the nations largest flyover when the work of six lane flyover linking Aurangabad Point and Mumbai Square on NH3 will commence. This flyover will be 6 km long with intersections and passages on key intersections. 2) Nasik is served by the ozar airport which is located at about 22 kms from nasik city centre. this will foster economic growth and industrial development in area between nasik and ozar. 3) in terms of area nasik is third largest city in maharshtra. compared to other cities nasik is twice the size of solapur / kolhapur or area of aurangabad and jalgaon combined. total area of nasik city is 280 sq.kms (muncipal corp)and that of nasik ua (including deolali) is 300 sq.kms. thus nasik is considerabally larger than nagpur and aurangabad in terms of size. 4) due to auto ancillairy,pharma, heavy industries and aircraft manufachuring industries nasik is the third most industrialised city in Maharashtra (although this claim is quite unobvious considering nagpur may be larger). Major employers in nasik area include hindustan aeronautics (7000), india security press (5000), mahindra and mahindra (1500), ceat industries, mico bosch group(3000), schnieder, Siemens, glaxo smithkline, ABB, larsen and tubro. 5)nasik is the only city in maharashtra barring the metros which has been included in the prestigious jnurm scheme of the central government 6)nasik city contributes four seats to the vidhan sabha (nasik central,nasik west,nasik south,deolali hills). 7) nasik has been included in the delhi mumbai frieght corridor which may see construction of new railway junction or terminus at the odha village in the nasik metropolitan area at par with the current railway junction of bhusaval in north maharshtra. this will foster the local rail transportation like mumbai in nasik also. 8)

Kingfisher Airlines runs two daily flights to Mumbai from Nashik’s Ozar Airport located at some 24 km from the city center. Deccan Airways also used to operate a flight to Mumbai from Ozar airport a couple of years ago which was later taken off due to lack of passengers. Nashik has another airport at Gandhinagar with a shorter runway and hence unfit for modern-day passenger aircrafts. The government run Vayudoot used a operate a service to Mumbai from this Gandhinagar Airport during the 1980s.

Intracity Travel

City Bus, run by MSRTC. Nashik has been having a reasonably reliable and punctual bus based intra-city transport system which is operated by the state run MSRTC. The principal operating hub is at Panchvati. Other key city bus nodes are Nashik Road (Railway Station), Satpur, Central Bus Stand and Shalimar. Buses ply to almost all parts of the city. The MSRTC has been requesting the [Nashik Municipal Corporation] to take over the bus service but that has not happened till date. Peculiarly painted Taxis (Black and Yellow) are available for point to point (unmetered) travel to destination within the city and to nearby tourist attraction like Trimbakeshwar and Someshwar or the Railway Station. Metered and unmetered auro-rikshaws ply in the city and are available with reasonable ease.

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