Nashik has produced many well known eminent personalities in literature, art, social workers, filmmakers, dramatists & musician’s etc.
However the famous among these people is the memorable personality – Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, one of the fervent freedom fighters of India. Nashik is home to renowed writers like the Tatyasaheb Shirwadkar, Vasant Kanetkar & A.V.Warty.
Dadasaheb Phalke, who hailed from Naahik, made the first moving picture produced in India- ‘Raja Harishchandra’.
Nashik cherishes a rich tradition of music, art, drama & sports. The town celebrates ‘Holi’ (festival of colors) in a unique way throughout the day.
Various state & national level competitions were arranged in the sports like Kabaddi, Motor rally, Cricket, Athletic, Wrestling etc. Eminent speaker from all fields attends & express their thoughts, experience to the common society through the program called ‘Vasat vyakhanmala’ which held every year in the month of May for continuous 30 days.
City celebrates the birth procession of Rama (Ram navami) with lot of enthusiasm & zeal.
From archeological excavations it is found that the territory around Nashik was occupied in the early Stone Age. Its only real monuments are the rock-cut caves nearby Pandav Lena, these two thousand year old cells dates back to the days when Nashik was the capital of the powerful Satvahana (also spelt as Satvahans) dynasty.
He city was named as “Gulshanabad” during Mughal period, in appreciation of beauty of Nashik. The old name was restored when Peshwas took over in 1751. In 1818 Nashik surrendered to the British. During the freedom struggle of 1857, nashik was the scene of considerable disturbance.The struggle ended by 1860, & Nashik once again enjoyed peace.
Nashik Municipality was formed in 1864. In 1869, Nashik was made a full fledged District with its present 13 ‘Talukas’ (regions). Nashik was always prominent as a center of revolutionary activities. Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation movement found its share of activities here in Nashik as well.
Only 185 KM away from Mumbai, on the Northwestern part of Maharashtra. This town with its more than 200 temples & picturesque bathing ghats stands on the banks of the Godavari river. The sites here are associated with stories from the Epic Ramayana and is referred to as ‘Rambhumi’. Once every 12 years, the historic ‘Kumbh Mela’ is held here.
Although this city forms part of the Mumbai-Pune-Nashik industrial triangle, Nashik retains its status as one of Maharashtra’s most holy & ancient cities. Nashik is known for best quality Grapes. Now it is one of India’s fastest growing cities with beautiful surroundings & a cool & pleasant climate.
Nashik is an important religious center & attracts thousands of pilgrims annually because of the sanctity of the Godavari river & because of the legend that Rama, the hero of the Ramayana epic, lived here for a time with his wife Sita & his brother Lakshmana.
The main part of the town lies on the right (South) bank of the river, while Panchavati, a quarter on the left bank has several temples. The town’s riverbanks are lined with ghats (bathing places with steps)
- Sita Gumpha
- Naroshankar Temple
- Suryanarayan Temple
- Modakeshwar Ganesh Temple
- Guru Gangeshwar Ved Mandir
- Yashwantrao Maharaj Memorial
- Gondeshwar Temple
- Muktidham Temple
- Coin Museum
- Pandavleni Caves
- Dadasaheb Phalke Smarak
- Nakshatra Garden
- Gangapur Dam
- Triambakeshwar Temple
- Balaji Temple
- Someshwar Temple