12 Facts About Nashik


Nashik is well known for being one of the Hindu pilgrimage sites of the Kumbh Mela, which is held every 12 years.

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Name, Nashik, derived from the Sanskrit word 'Nasika' which literally means 'Nose'.

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Nashik is significant in mythology, history, social life, and culture.

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Nashik lies on the western edge of the Deccan Plateau which is an ancient volcanic formation.

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Nashik is the fourth largest city in Maharashtra in terms of population after Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur.

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Metropolitan Nashik population was 1, 561, 809 in which 821, 921 were males and 739, 888 were females.

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Trirashmi Caves, or Nashik Caves, are a group of 24 caves carved between the 1st century BCE and the 2nd century CE, representing the Hinayana Buddhist caves.

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Total cultivable area in Nashik district is 864, 000 hectares, of which the average Kharip crop area is 663, 200 hectares, while the average Rabbi crop area is 136, 500 hectares.

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Nashik is a defense and aerospace manufacturing hub with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited aircraft manufacturing plant located at Ozar.

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Apart from manufacturing, Nashik is an emerging investment destination for Information Technology companies.

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Nashik has its airport located at Ozar and an old airport at Gandhinagar which connected Nashik to Mumbai.

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Nashik Airport is domestic airport and it is connected to Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Belgaum and Delhi under the UDAN scheme.

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