So you are also planning to visit Nasik? And that too for the first time? No Problem! Here are some tips for the first time travelers to Nasik which will help you to adjust in the surroundings of Nasik.
Plan you route wisely - First think carefully about your interests, like what you want to see and for what are you visiting Nasik? List the places which you want to visit during your trip to Nasik and tailor your trip accordingly. Some of the most popular places of Nasik are the Ramkund, Muktidham, Someshwar, Sula Vineyards, Trimbakeshwar, Shirdi and many others.
Slow Down - Too many people try to cram in the pilgrim places of Nasik. Don't try to be one of them. Instead, you can join the line and visit the holy place slowly, which can be more rewarding. You can also build good relationship with the people whom you meet while standing in a queue. They’d also help you know the history of the place and let you know more about other places of Nasik. Also, avoid visiting these places during festivals, as the crowd can be maddening.
Avoid the crowd - There are plenty of quiet retreats that Nasik offers to its visitors. If you want to get away from the crowds of the city, you can head towards Igatpuri for enjoying the meditation camp at Dhammagiri or you can visit the Gurupeeth at Trimbakeshwar where you are sure to get some peace of mind. You can also visit one of the wineries, for some greenery and great wines.
Maintain your Health - Be aware of the season when you're planning your trip towards Nasik. If its monsoon, then avoid eating roadside food and water as well, during your trip. It may make you fall sick. Although known as a cool destination, the summer temperature goes up to 40 degree Celsius; so make sure you take enough precautions.
No nightlife - Since Nasik is a pilgrim place, there are no discos or pubs in the city. So don't go out looking for some nightlife. But there are quite good restaurants and lounges, where you can spend an evening.