Mumbai - Nasik
Nashik or Nasik is a city in Maharashtra, India. Nashik is located in the northwest of Maharashtra, 180 km from Mumbai and 202 km from Pune. Nashik, which has been referred to as the "Wine Capital of India", or as India’s Napa Valley, is located in the Western Ghats, on the western edge of the Deccan peninsula on the banks of the Godavari. In addition to supplying the name to the famed Nassak Diamond, the city is known for its picturesque surroundings and pleasant climate. The Godavari River flows through Nashik from its source, which lies to the southwest of the city, in Trimbakeshwar . Nashik is the third most industrialized city in Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune.
Nashik is one of the world's holiest Hindu cities. Kumbh Mela is held here once in 12 years along with Ujjain,Allahabad and Haridwar in India. Lord Rama along with Lakshmana and Sita spent 4 months of his exile at Tapovan near Nashik.
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