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Weekend Getaway from Pune to Nashik

Distance / Traveling Time

From Mumbai/Pune to Nashik : 167 kilometers / 2 h ,35 m

From Pune : 211 kilometers / 4 h ,6 m

Weather

Summer 22 to 40°C and Winter 12 to 33°C

 

Famous for

  • Temples
  • Forts
  • Caves

Best Time To Visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Placed on the banks of the river Godavari, the city of Nashik is well-known for its temples and scenic beauty. A weekend getaway from Mumbai to Nashik or Pune to Nashik offers you a chance to enjoy a refreshing experience away from the regular hustle-bustle of city life. Located at an altitude of 565 meters above sea level, Nashik is also the venue for the world-renowned Kumbh Mela. Nasik is a famous religious site for Hindu devotees and is known for its connection with the great Hindu epic, Ramayana. It is believed that Nasik was where Demoness Shoorppanakha tried to seduce Lord Ram. Do not miss taking a cycle ride across the famous vineyards of Nashik. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your weekend getaway to Nashik from Pune.

How to Reach Nashik from Pune


By Train

The Nasik Road Railway Station is well-connected to Mumbai by regular trains. The Nasik railway station is just 9 km away from the city center. A taxi is available at the railway station to go to the city center.

By Road

Hiring a cab can be a suitable option from Mumbai to Nashik. However, this city is well connected with all neighboring cities by government-owned buses. You can also opt for private A/C and non-A/C deluxe buses from Mumbai to Nasik.


By Train

There is a direct train between Pune Junction and the Nasik Road Railway Station. The railway station of Nasik is around 9 km away from the city. Therefore, you can opt for taxi services available at the railway station.

By Road

You can rent a taxi from Pune to Nashik. Nasik is well-connected to all the neighboring cities by Government-owned buses and private A/C and non-A/C deluxe buses.

Nashik Tour Packages

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Captivating Matheran Nashik Tour
5 D / 4 N

Captivating Matheran...

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Ajanta Ellora Tour
5 D / 4 N

Ajanta Ellora Tour

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Tourist Attractions in Nashik

Panchavati

Panchavati is the site where Lord Rama, his better half, Sita, and his brother Laxman stayed during their exile. This sacred spot gets its name from the 5 banyan trees planted nearby on the banks of the river. The devotees take a dip in the waters of this holy river. The Panchvati is a part of the Dandakaranya Forest.

PandavLeni Caves

A group of Hinayana Buddhist rock-cut caves, Pandav Lenk, dates back to the 1st century. Placed on the Trivashmi hills, these caves have brilliantly carved sculptures and doorways. It is known for being used as the residence of the monks. A total of 24 caves have idols of Bodhisattva, Jain Tirthankara, Veer Manivhadraji, etc.

Dudhsagar Falls

The panoramic sight of Dudhsagar Waterfalls in Someshwar is known as one of the best spots in the world. Bestowed with picture-postcard scenery, the waterfalls are equally popular among locals and tourists as picnic spots. During the monsoon season, these fully roaring waterfalls are flocked by people. As a result, the water of this 10-meter stretch of waterfalls looks milky white.

Kapileswara Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kapileswara Temple is one of the oldest temples in Nashik. This architectural beauty has the river Godavari as its backdrop. Like the other Lord Shiva temples, this temple does not have an idol of the Nandi bull. This temple is a must-visit. During Shivratri and Shravani Somvar, the temple is visited by thousands of devotees.

Naroshankara Temple

Naroshankar Temple is famed as the Ganga of Southern India. This temple was constructed in 1747 by Naroshankar Rajebahaddur in the unique Mayan-style architecture that was popular during the 18th century. The temple consists of intricate sculpture designs, an assembly of animals, statues of Padmasana saints, detailed laceworks, and ornamental designs.

Jain Mandir

The massive Jain temple complex in Viljouili is a newly erected complex dedicated to the Jain saints. Known as Shree Dharmachakra Prabhav Tirth, this three-storied shrine is an architectural marvel made of white marble and pink sand. The ground floor of this building has a vast Pravachan hall where meditation sessions and sermons take place.

Kalaram Temple

Constructed in 1782 by Sardar Odhekar of Peshwa, Kalaram temple is again dedicated to Lord Rama, Sita, and his brother Laxman. The 70-feet high temple is built in black stone. The copper dome of the temple is gold-plated, and the other sculptures are incredibly brilliant. The festivals of Dussehra, Ramnavmi, and Chaitra Padwa are celebrated with great enthusiasm here.

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