One of the 4 historic cities linked to Kumbh Mela, Nashik is 187 km.away from Mumbai. Nashik is different things to different people. It is home to many temples, the Godavari River, Bathing Ghats, a currency mint, a large military centre and various industries. The city is also features as an integral part of Hindu mythology and the Freedom Struggle. It is a city with a charming environment and cool, pleasant climate. This pretty, well-planned city of Nashik is surrounded by nine hills, enriched by a number of lakes and thrives along the banks of the Godavari and the Girna rivers.
Nashik has developed into a beautiful, cool and pleasant industrial city and pilgrim centre. Even though rapid industrialisation has occurred over the last two decades, the temples and ghats in the city have ensured that it retains its spiritual nature. Once every 12 years, the Khumbh Mela is celebrated Nashik and in the entire district with , great fervour. The annual temple festival, the Rath Yatra sees the residing deity being taken out in a huge procession, while festivals like Namavali and Nagbali add to the local flavour.