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Temples To Tribe, Nashik Is A Visual Paradise Worth Uncovering

Besides the temple trail, Nashik's adjacent district Ahmednagar has villages where locals are protecting their tribal heritage through food festivals and welfare programmes

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Keep calm, it's Nashik! A handful of humans and lush trees surround the Nashik International Airport. An expansive exterior makes it even more appealing to travellers visiting the city for the first time. The wider you see, the less populated it gets, so spotting the driver was smooth. He chivalrously opened the door and introduced me to the many legends associated with Nashik on our 40-minute ride to the hotel. One goes that the city's name is derived from an incident from the epic Ramayana when Lord Laxman cut off Ravana's sister Surpanakha's nose, meaning 'Nashika' in Hindi.