Getaways Mumbai to Nashik - 200 Kms Drive
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Located in - Maharashtra
Distance from Mumbai - 210 km approx.
Hours by Road - Around 4 hours
Best time to visit - March to October
Nasik is a city located on the banks of Godavari and is famous for its Hindu shrines. There are around 12 jyotirlingas in the sanctums of Nasik temples, making it is a revered Hindu pilgrimage center. Nasik also finds a mention in the great Indian epic of Ramayana. The Sahyadri Hills is also one reason why Nasik appeals to all visitors. With recent urban developments, Nasik features an excellent fusion of the old and new. Another place of devotion for christians is the Shrine of Infant Jesus.
What to see in Nasik The Ganga Ghat, Kalaram Temple, Sundarnarayan Temple, Pandav Leni Caves and Tapovan are top religious and cultural attractions in Nasik.
How to reach the Infant Jesus shrine in Nashik ?
Coming by S.T. Bus: Alight at the Nashik Bus stand (MAHAMARG at Mumbai Naka) or CBS (Central Bus Station, Nashik City). Take a Rickshaw and ask for the "Shrine of the Infant Jesus" / "St. Xavier's School" / Bal Yeshu Prathana Mandir / Nehru Nagar, Nashik Road (Rs. 50-60) Agree with the Rickshaw man before-hand about the fare. Coming by train: Alight at Nashik Road Station. Take a Rickshaw. Ask for the same address (Rs. 40-50) Agree with the Rickshaw-man before-hand. Shared Rickshaws are available (Rs. 8/- per head), also Local Buses (Get down at Nehru Nagar Stop (before Shrine) or Upanagar Stop (after passing Shrine).
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Proximity to many holy temples and sites including the famous pilgrimage centre of Shirdi and a long tryst with India's sacred past, has made Nashik a confluence for the spiritually enlightened.
Shirdi is located at a distance of 246 km from Mumbai. Noted worldwide as a pilgrimage site owing to the Sai Temple, Shirdi is well connected to Mumbai by road, train and flight. However, the best way to reach Shirdi from Mumbai is by road, which takes around 5 hours by car. The places covered during the journey from Mumbai to Shirdi are Mumbai - 21 km -> Thane - 34 km -> Padgha - 31 km -> Khardi - 77 km -> Nashik - 83 km -> Shirdi. On the way, there are several ATMs, hospitals and petrol pumps. Various restaurants like Pizza Hut, Cafe Maaz, Zayka'z Grill, Jashan and Indian Swad are also present en route.
Today, Nashik is a bustling township with a blend of the ancient and the modern. Scattered across the city are numerous forts and majestic temples. But it is also the home to many industries. The Security Printing Press of the government, which prints the nation's currency, is located here.
It is part of the green belt and is renowned for the various fruits and vegetables it produces. In fact the yield of grapes, strawberries and onions in Nashik is amongst the highest in the country.
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