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How To Reach Nashik
Nashik, which is the third biggest district of Maharashtra, is located in the north western part of the state and is surrounded by the districts of Dhule, Jalgaon, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar and districts of Gujarat to the west and northwest.
The Sahyadri mountain ranges lie on the western borders of the district running from the north to the south, the fertile Deccan Plateau lies on the east, and the Satmala Chandwad range runs through the district east to west. Godavari the country’s second longest river originates in the Trimbakeshwar mountain ranges of Nashik. The hilly regions on one side and the lush rivers on the other, with a number of ancient temples and monuments offer a good pilgrimage and ample choices of adventure.
The ideal way to reach Nashik would be by flight to Mumbai and a trip by road to Nashik.
Ozar Airport at Nashik operates flights to Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Goa and Pune. There are auto rickshaws, taxis and mini buses for transport from the airport to your destination.
The nearest international airport is at Mumbai (168 km) which serves domestic flights to Chennai, Bhopal, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram, Raipur, Kolkata et al. From the airport you could book a cab or shared cab to Nashik. There are air conditioned and regular bus services to Nashik as well. Boarding a train from Mumbai to Nashik is yet another option of reaching Nashik after you arrive at Mumbai by flight.
Nashik has one of the most significant rail heads of the Central Railways. Most towns and cities of India are well connected to Nashik by rail. Nashik Road Railway Station has trains coming in from Mumbai, Allahabad, Ernakulam, Nagpur, Patna, Bhopal, Pune, Mathura, New Delhi etc. There are several trains that run from Mumbai to Nashik, so it’s ideal to travel to Mumbai that has trains coming in from various parts of the country and take a connecting train to Nashik.
There are auto rickshaws, share taxis and prepaid auto stands as well as the Nashik Road Bus Stand near the Nashik Road railway station that can be used to reach your destination.
There are state run and private buses to Nashik from many cities across the country. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) offers regular bus routes from Mumbai to Nashik. You could also travel to Nashik from Shirdi, Ahmednagar, Pune, Dadar and Kolhapur as well as several other towns of Maharashtra.
There are buses from Baroda, Indore, Hyderabad, Gujarat, Bengaluru etc, with a variety of options like regular, air conditioned video coaches, sleeper and Volvo bus services. The nearest metro city is Mumbai and you can hire a shared cab or even a regular taxi to Nashik. Driving to Nashik from Mumbai is yet another option.
Maharashtra State Transport Corporation (MSRTC) runs regular buses from Sinnar and Nashik Road to a number of important sightseeing places in and around Nashik including the tourist town of Trimbakeshwar and pilgrimage centre of Shirdi. There are local buses for getting around, apart from those run on tourist service called Nashik Darshan buses.
The most common mode of moving round town is auto rickshaws. Tourists could also fix up metered taxis that can be used to get around to longer distances round town.