"Nasik or Nashik City" Nasik by budapest8

Nasik Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 89 photos

With a Brummy a dodgy tummy and a guru in white


20 Years ago is a long time ago for me. I planned
a week stopover in Delhi on my way to China,
Tibet and Honk Kong, and here am I a month later
in the city of Nasik on my way South to Bombay and Goa.
Travelling with Alex this Brummy I met at Delhi Airport.
He just arrived from 2 months in Pakistan visiting family
of his Pakistani friends in Birmingham.
Funny after the London Bombings in July 2005 that would
make such a trip
highly suspicious, well Alex was Jewish! We went to
stay at this Gurus Ashram in the outskirts of New Dehli
and they had a minibus going south
to an Ashram in a hugh valley . This Guru was into hard core
7 chackras Deep tranandental Meditation for Masters....
Boy he was hard core cult but we being curious of the whole
India scence tagged along. The minibus driver looking like a man
possessed with his jet black face and huge black beard and
white turban. I mean this crowd was gone, they believed in
reincarnation and were not afraid of death! Yikes when he was driving
AAAAH I think he wanted to depart soon.
Like a scene from Death Race 2000 Indian Style or
Mad Max in a Turban.

Well something about Nasik.

Nashik abounds in forest wealth. The forests lie in
the western part of the district. Surgana, Kalvan,
Peth, Dindori, Nashik and Igatpuri talukas have
a number of forests. Teak and sissoo trees are found
in large numbers in these forests. Besides these,
trees and shrubs like anjan, agave and bamboo
are also found here. The jungles are inhabited by animals
such as wolves, hyenas, sambars, foxes and birds like koels,
kingfishers and peacocks.The river Godavari flows through the city.
Temples and ghats on the banks of Godavari have made Nashik one
of the holiest places for Hindus all over the World. Although I remember
riding on an oxe and cart carrying dung,,,,just to try it out.

Cradle of the Cults,,,,,,Sai Baba.,,,.Hare Krishna


A Hare Krishna dolly...............
In 1968 12 disciples left New York City and spread
out to carry the Hare Krisna Gospel. You will find the
Hare Krishna Enterprises one of the most sucessful
cults of the last 50 years. If you count all the property
they own worlwide, no mean feat...Yes I know here at
VT No politics, no religion, NO SEX..AHHH well these
HR chappies and I don't mean Human Resources are
a part of the travelers landscape today in India.
There HQ temple is in Agra.
The Guru Alex and I followed around for ten days was
called Sant Thakar Singh
MMM I think so...We promised each other if either of us
started to get a distant look in their eyes then the other
would give a good slap and say 'Time to leave' .
There were another 20+ foreigners, mostly German
and Americans, and they were meditating 5 times a
day and smiling like some overenthusiastic Born again
Christian brother/sister.
I swear they were so detatched you could have blown
away their next of kin in front of them and they probably
wouldn't even flinch or bat an eye lid.
You can see the same look in junkies or fundemental
religious zealots. SPOOKY....Meditation For Masters!
They probably were so screwed up and hurting that
this newly created pain killer (life killer) was good for them.
Who's to judge, better than medication, drugs or alcoholism.
Reminded me of that horror flic 'The year of the living dead'

About Nasik

EXCEPTS FROM THE LOCAL TOURIST OFFICE

A delightful town, usually bustling with fervent crowds,
Nasik is a classic mélange of the past and the present.
It paves way to many fascinating forts and royally graceful
temples that possess an aura of exuberance. This part of the terra
firma is more than a dream destination for zealous lovers of glorious
travel. It plays abode to most of the industries located in Maharashtra, including the Security Printing Press of the government, the nation's
currency printer. The core of commerce and trade,
it was earlier the country's largest market arena.

Widely held as the land that produces the maximum varieties of
fruits and vegetables, it is rightly labelled as the green belt area.
It lodges a great diversity of tourist attractions, religious domains
and the nature at its bountiful and beautiful best.
This land of exquisite grandeur witnessed 14 years of exile suffered
by a hero, a hero named Lord Rama (of the Ramayana fame).
The Lord spent his years of exile in the forests of this land.

The splendour of Nasik tells you all about the magnificence of the place.
Its fame has augmented by leaps and bounds due to its propinquity
to Shirdi, a very famous pilgrimage centre, where thousands cram to
acquire darshan of Shri Sai Baba. Few of the attractions here are
mentioned below.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:No other tourists
  • Cons:Don't drink the water
  • Last visit to Nasik: Oct 1986
  • Intro Updated Apr 7, 2006
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  • Durfun's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Wow, Cool page on Nasik. Good info, and entertaining a/c of the driver's psyche! Ain't it exciting travelling like that? I drive like that at times.. NO FEAR!

  • Jan 31, 2006 at 10:08 PM

    Ram Ram...Interesting pages hidden away in yr Nasik tips!

  • LuisGuimaraes's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2006 at 4:25 PM

    "Amor en Nasik Mon Ami" is a great great photo. I like your stories too, but: have considered writing in normal font, so that we can read better? Cheers!

  • umashanker's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2005 at 7:14 AM

    No problem with what you write here,any comment with honesty and goodwill is welcome.I live in Kamla Nagar ,very close to Shakti nagar.I like your Nasik page.Thanks for sharing.

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