Nashik district, also called Nasik district, is in Maharashtra, India, with Nashik city as its administrative center. Nashik is famous for wine production and is nicknamed Mini Maharashtra due to its diverse climate and soil resembling different regions within the state. The district is like a mix of various parts of Maharashtra.

Nashik district is the third-largest in Maharashtra, with a population of around 6.1 million and covering an area of 15,582 square kilometers in the north of the state. It’s surrounded by Dhule to the north, Jalgaon to the east, Aurangabad to the southeast, Ahmadnagar to the south, Thane to the southwest, and Gujarat’s Valsad and Navsari districts to the west.

Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, is found in Trimbak, where the sacred Godavari river originates.

Nashik is an ancient city on the banks of the Godavari river. It’s well-known as a Hindu pilgrimage site, especially for the Kumbh Mela held every 12 years. Around 190 km north of Mumbai, Nashik is also called the “Wine Capital of India” due to its numerous vineyards and wineries. It’s historically, mythologically, socially, and culturally significant, with temples along the Godavari’s banks and hosting the Sinhastha Kumbh Mela once every twelve years, one of the largest religious gatherings.