Nashik is a city in the northern region of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Situated on the banks of the Godavari River, Nashik is the sixth largest city in Maharashtra after Pimpri-Chinchwad. The population of Nashik city is approximately 22 lakhs and it is becoming one of the fastest growing cities in India. Nashik is located about 165 km northeast of the capital Mumbai and about 210 km north of Pune. The Mumbai-Pune-Nashik region is called the "Golden Triangle of Maharashtra". Due to its high agricultural production, Nashik is also called the Napa Valley of India and the "Wine Capital of India" as more than half of India's vineyards and wineries are located here. Approximately 90% of all Indian wine comes from the Nashik Valley. Nashik is one of the Hindu pilgrimage sites of the Kumbh Mela, which is celebrated every 12 years. It was an important industrial center in the automotive sector. The city is home to companies like Exxelia, Atlas Copco, Robert Bosch GmbH, CEAT Limited, Crompton Greaves, Graphite India, ThyssenKrupp, Epcos, Everest Industries, Gabriel India, GlaxoSmithKline, Hindustan Coca-Cola, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Jindal Polyster, Jyoti. Structures, Kirloskar Oil Engines, KSB Pumps, Larsen & Toubro, Mahindra and Mahindra, Mahindra Sona, United Spirits Limited, Perfect Circle Industries, Mahindra Ugine Steel, Samsonite, Shalimar Paints, Siemens, VIP Industries, Indian Oil Corporation, XLO India Limited and Jindal Saw, among other things.
Nashik was known by many names. It was known as "Padmanagar" during the Satya Yuga, "Trikantak" during the Treta Yuga, "Janasthana" during the Dvapara Yuga and finally "Navashikh" or "Nashik" during the Kali Yuga, according to Hindu traditions. as "Gulshanabad" or "Pink City" during the Mughal period. Nashik is important in mythology, history, social life and culture. The city is situated on the banks of the Godavari River, making it a sacred place for Hindus around the world. It is said that during his fourteen-year exile from Ayodhya, Rama, the king of Ayodhya, made Nashik his home.

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