About Nashik :
Nashik is a city in western
India in the state of Maharashtra. Nashik is said to be the abode of Lord Rama
during his 14 years in exile. It is located on the banks of the Godavari which
originates in the south-west of the city at Trimbakeshwar. It is one of the
four places in the world where the Kumbh Mela is held making it one of the
holiest Hindu cities. The city is a site for more than 100 ancient temples
including the Kalaram Temple and Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple.
Nashik ranks 16th in a
global study of fastest developing cities conducted by The City Mayors
Foundation, an international think tank on urban affairs and has witnessed
significant economic progress in the last decade. Nashik is also short listed
for the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor as an investment region. The city is
also known as the Wine Capital of India since it accounts to a large amount of
the country's grape export and there are many vineyards in and around Nashik.
It also plays an utmost important role in agriculture onion, tomatoes and many
other vegetables are exported from Nasik to various parts of the world. In
addition, Nashik is known for its picturesque surroundings, climate and
According to Ramayana,
Lord Rama, the King of Ayodhya, made Nashik his home during his 14 years in
exile. At the same place Lakshmana, cut off the nose of Surpanakha and thus
this place was named as "Nasik"(in Sanskrit Nasika means nose).
Several other references to the Ramayana can be found in Nashik, which includes
the Sita Gumpha caves, from where Sita, Lord Rama's wife, was abducted by
significant religious significance for Hindus with a temple complex on the bend
of the Godavari river, which includes Kalaram Temple.It is a pilgrimage
site,with the Kumbh Mela, the largest peaceful gathering in the world –
involving over 100 million people in 2013, taking place here once every twelve
years in rotation with Haridwar, Allahabad, and Ujjain.
Pune is the seventh largest
metropolis in India and the second largest in the state of Maharashtra.It is
situated 560 metres (1,837 feet) above sea level on the Deccan plateau at the
right bank of the Mutha river.Pune city is the administrative headquarters of
Pune district and was once the center of power of the Maratha Empire. Pune is
known to have existed as a town since 847 AD. It was the first capital of the
Maratha Empire under Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale. In the 18th century,
Pune became the political centre of Indian subcontinent, as the seat of Peshwas
who were the prime ministers of the Maratha Empire.
About The Route
Moderate Route with 2 lane (no divider) for most part
Total buses in this route 40
Approximate Distance 211 Kms
Approximate Travel Time 3:15 Hrs
* the above might differ from time to time and operator to operator based on climate, bus condition, etc.