How to reach Nashik by Train, Air and Buses
Nashik is situated on the north west part of Maharashtra state. Nashik city is at a distance of 185 Kms. from Mumbai and 200 Kms. from Pune city. Nasik is popularly known as the 'wine capital of India' or the 'grape city' due to large number grape plants here.
Nashik is one of the four most holiest places in India, where the drops of nectar fell when the demigods and demons fought over this place. Nasik is one of the holy pilgrimage center for Hindus with rich culture and tradition. Nashik city is located on the banks of holy river Godavari at a height of 565 m. above the sea level. The world famous show, greatest of all the shows in India, called as 'Maha Kumbmela' also takes place at Nashik city. This event takes place every 12 years and the tourists from all over the world visit Nasik during this event.
Nashik has excellent road, air and railway connectivity to different parts of India. Lot of tourists visit this great holy place every year especially during the Kumbh Mela. Nashik is an excellent tourism attractions of Maharashtra. Tourists from different parts of India and also tourists from abroad visit Nashik every year. Nashik has become a popular tourism destination for many tourists who visit this place in increasing number every year. Some of the important tourism spots worth for a visit by all tourists include Ganga Ghat, Jain Mandir, Kalaram Temple, Trimbakeshwar temple, Someshwar temple, Panchavati, Pandav leni caves, Dudhsagar water falls.
Here are some of the best options of travelling to Nashik from different parts of India as well as abroad which are useful to the tourists and pilgrims planning a visit or tourism to Nasik.
Reaching Nashik by Air
The nearest Air port to travel to Nashik is Mumbai. Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Air Port, which is 180 Kms. away from Nasik, is the nearest air port to Nasik. All of the major air lines are having flight services from Mumbai to all the major cities in India and also to many cities abroad like Singapore, HongKong, Colombo and the Gulf countries. We can hire a taxi from Mumbai to Nasik which may cost around Rs.4000. So the tourists from Singapore or Gulf countries can catch a flight to Mumbai city and then travel to Nasik by a bus or a taxi or private car from Mumbai Air Port. A tourist also can take a private Volvo bus or a luxury/non-luxury bus for travel from Mumbai to Nasik. There is another domestic air port terminal at Mumbai at Santa cruz. So any one who wants to visit Nashik can travel to Mumbai by flight and then hire a taxi for travelling to Nashik or a number of buses are available from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar.
Reaching Nashik by Train
The nearest railway station to Nashik is the Nashik Road Railway Station which is about 9 Kms. from Nasik city center. Nashik Road railway station is directly connected to Mumabai and there are regular train services from Nasik Road to many cities in India. Once a tourist reaches the Nasik Road railway station, he can hire a taxi to visit Nashik city. The taxi fare from Nasik Road to Nashik city is around Rs.200. A number of trains are available from Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Agra, Allahabad, Amritsar, Gauhati, Bhuneshwar, New Delhi, Lucknow, Manmad, Nanded, Varanasi etc..
Reaching Nashik by Bus
Nashik city is well connected to neighboring cities in Maharashtra state by Government buses. A number of buses are running between major cities of Maharashtra to Nashik city. The Maharashtra state transport (ST) buses ply from Pune, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Aurangabad, Shirdi etc. to Nashik. The bus ticket per seat ranges from Rs.100 to Rs.700 based on the distance and the type of bus service offered. There are also private luxury buses and volvo buses from Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad to Nashik. There are also Non A/C sleeper and A/C sleeper buses from Mumbai to Nashik. Some buses are there from other states like Madhya pradesh and Gujarat to Nashik. There are buses from Bhopal, Indore, Pathan, Rajkot, Valsad, Baroda, Ahmedabad and many other cities in other states to Nashik. Most of these buses are Volvo A/C buses.