Sometimes people ask me when I visit places.. What is Nasik? Is Nasik all about just Religion or Pilgrimage or is there any other face to this small city. A recent survey claims to put Nashik as the 16th largest growing city in the world. Well I will be a hillbilly on a goat if someone can prove that to me. Let me tell you what Nasik is according to me.
When in Nasik, do as the Nasikities do… No matter if you are born in Nasik or shifted here recently; on a pilgrimage or tasting some great wines; there are few things one must experience in Nasik. Here is a collection of 101 things that you should try, to know and feel the real Nasik.
- Take a 'Pavitra Snan' in Godavari at Ramkund.
- Stroll through the grape farms.
- Instant stomach filler - Vada Pav at Krushnai, Ashok Stambh.
There are lots of things that you can do in Nasik, but there are few things that you shouldn't do in Nasik. Here are 21 protocols that you must follow if you are in this city; some might be strange but they are true.
- Take 4-wheeler to Main Road during the evening hours.
- Ask where Karanja (water fountain) is, at Raviwar Karanja.
I moved to Nasik as this where my job took me, thankfully I had my grandparent place to move into. So I travelled from my home city Mumbai to this smaller city of Nasik. I was told by a few friends that this was a foolish move as I was leaving the most happening cities according to them. I moved here somewhere in August 2011 and found myself dealing with quite a few things in this city.
It is said that, Nasik is one of the very cool as well as calm places, in Maharashtra. There are many different new things happening in Nasik, for the first time. Most rapid changes are experienced in the skyline of Nasik. I get to experience many of the good and positive changes taking place in Nasik, but as every coin has two sides, same is the case with good things.
It was only some time back when I had two of my friends come over to my place in Nasik and they had the Sula Vineyard on their list of places to visit. It was really fun to have Sunil and Shabnam over from Mumbai. It was a weekday and we planned to visit the Sula Vineyard. We left at about 11am from our place at Pumping station road and took a rickshaw to the Sula vineyard.
It would not be an exaggeration if I say that College Road is the most happening road in Nasik. This famous street of Nasik is hardly a 2 kilometer stretch yet very popular, especially amongst the youngsters. This road is lined with a number of colleges and hence it got the name 'College Road'. From branded shopping outlets, movie multiplex to gift shops and street eating spots, you can find anything