Nashik is served by Mumbai Airport (Mumbai, India)
You can get cheap flights to Nashik, but this Indian town unfortunately does not have a running airport itself. It is, however, a bus and train hub with tonnes of trains passing through each day. The trains run across the entire country. If you're flying into India on a Nashik flight, you will most likely depart from the plane in Mumbai. From Mumbai, you can travel to Nashik by taking either a bus or a train. Both bus and train services are very cheap, but the bus is a bit cheaper. However, the train may be more comfortable. The trains offer non-air conditioned and air conditioned options (there's an extra fee for air conditioning).
Once you land from your Nashik flight and arrive by bus or train to the city, you will find that travelling within Nashik is pretty basic and quite easy. Besides the trains and long distance buses, there are local public buses, auto-rickshaws, taxis and car rentals available. Nashik is located near the intersection of two major state highways, making getting to your desired destination very convenient. If you're interested in a simple way to see the city without having to worry about looking at maps and figuring out directions, look into taking one of the tourist tours, such as the Nashik Dashan tour. For a fair price, these tours will take you to a lot of the main attractions in Nashik.
Nashik is a known religious destination, so there are many temples in the area. Good ones to visit include the all-marble Muktidham Temple, which houses all the major deities under one roof; the Saptashrungi temple at the foot of the hills, which may have a lot of steps, but also has beautiful surroundings; and the black stone Kalaram Temple, which holds a statue of Lord Rama. While at Kalaram, don't miss the small cave that was home to Sita during her exile (and where she was possibly kept when she was kidnapped). Also take a hike to the Pandavleni Caves, which were built by Buddhist kings as homes for the idols.
Nashik also happens to be a major grape-growing area and there are quite a few wineries that produce many table wines for India, as well as for international sales. A lot of the wineries require reservations, so consider taking a wine trail tour.
Another reason to find a cheap flight to Nashik is that you'll have extra money to spend on shopping. When it comes to shopping, Nashik is the place to be! The city is known for its silverware and there are tonnes of silver shops along Main Road, in the Saraf Bazaar, at Canada Corner and at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg. You'll find some upscale clothing shopping in these areas as well. There are also a lot of shopping malls, many of which are along Untwadi Road.
When you're hungry, visit the Aster Coffee Shop. This place has a great buffet and is open 24 hours a day. Or try Café Bliss, which has great coffee, sandwiches, pizza and burgers, and free Wi-Fi. For Indian seafood and kebabs, take a trip to Yahoo Restaurant or Radhakrishna for just seafood. At night, make sure you hit Le Bar-Salon. It has a great selection of alcohol and good music.
20 October 2017
20 October 2017
20 October 2017
19 October 2017