Adventure Sports in Nashik
Top Adventure Sports in and around Nashik
No wonder, Nashik is mainly known as a commercial hotspot across the country, but the city is not behind in the adventure part too. Blessed with a distinguished topography including the beautiful Sahyadri ranges, shimmering waterfalls, steep hair-raising cliffs, lakes, rivers and wildlife which houses a range of birds and animals, Nashik is named as a heaven for adventure lovers. Whatever might be your area of interest, Nashik will never disappoint you in providing chances of adventure. So, just try to plan a trip to this amazing land and experience yourself in a wide range of adventure choices like boating, wildlife safari, gliding, water sports, rock climbing and trekking.
Boating in Nashik
SomeshwarOne of the beautiful places in Nashik, which hosts many temples and has a very pleasant environment. This place is well known for boating and swimming facilities it offers. This can be a suitable place for your half day picnic & daba party in Nashik. It has various boating spots with cool climate and green surroundings, which make this place a great fun platform for everyone.
RamkundRamkund is considered as a very holy reservoir in Nashik, where Lord Rama taken his bath during fourteen years of exile. The famous Kumph bath or snan is supposed to happen here during every Kumbhmela. You may find several people enjoying their boating at Ramkund on the banks of River Godavari. Ramkund is the joint where Godavari River turns to right at 90 degrees angle and gains energy. There are many tourist boats paddle by and carry the visitors across the Godavari River. Due to the sacredness and serene waters of the River Godavari, many tourists and devotees used to enjoy the boating here. Some of the famous personalities whose ashes have been immersed in Ramkund are Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Y B Chavan and Indira Gandhi.
SaputaraSaputara is just about 80 kms away from Nashik, is a hill spot on the Maharashtra - Gujarat border. This is famous for an artificial lake which has all the entertainment facilities like boat club, swimming pools, parks, museum and hotels. Boating in this lake is considered as the most preferable one in Nashik, as it is being surrounded by greenery. Also you can have a wonderful experience of boating with a nominal entry fees. This spot will meet your all requirements of paddle as well as row boating. There are many hotels and resorts in Saputara along with the cottages and huts that give you a comfortable stay.
Gliding in NashikGliding is a fun filled adventure which makes you feel like a bird. This is one of the many adventures that people can do in Nashik. Nashik is one of the country's major army bases and the Deolali gliding club at Gandhinagar airfield provide you a great chance to have a thrilling experience of watching the Nashik city from an aerial view. Deolali gliding club uses the gliders consist of 2 seated super Blanik made from Czech Republic. Unlike other adventure sports that involve plane flight, this kind of adventure is eco friendly, since there is no fuel consumed for riding these gliders.
You can enjoy the panoramic view of Nashik city, right from Gangapur dam to Sinnar and Ekhalhare. Captain S.S. Chahal, a veteran in gliding is the pilot of this glider and serves you a great ride. He will explain the facts of various landmarks in the Nashik city seen from the sky. If you want to enjoy the gliding, then you can directly go to the Gandhinagar Airfield, but make sure you do the prior bookings. The normal working timings are from 9 AM to sunset on Sunday and on weekdays the timing is 4 PM to sunset. It is highly recommend you to carry an identity card, since it is a defense area.
Trekking in NashikNestled by the Sahyadris foothills, Nashik has many spots for the advantage of trekkers. There are many trekking trails in and around Nashik, which has gained popularity and its attracting tourists from all over the country. Find below some of the popular trekking trails in Nashik, which might provide you lots of adventure and thrill.
RamshejRamshej fort is just 10 km away from Nashik and is one of the favorite places to trek. Lord Rama rested in this place during his exile, hence the place is called Ramshej. This fort has great historical value hence creates curiosity for the trekking lovers. Trekking here is very simple which can be ventured by a big group of trekkers. The biggest attractions are the old lake and the cave temple at the top of the fort. You must be careful while trekking the Ramshej, because its a little slippery towards the north and west. Also, many people miss out the chor darwaja to the west of the fort, which is worth seeing. Monsoon or winter seasons are the best time to visit this fort. This fort is really worth a visit as it will display the golden era of Marathi emperor Chatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj.
Average trip cost: Rs 100 -150 per person
How to reach Ramshej fort - It is located on Nashik – Peth road just 14 km away from main city.
PandavleniPandavleni is located just 10 kms from Nashik and gives a good choice to trek in Maharashtra. This trekking spot is very popular among the youngsters as it falls just outside city limits. It is fun climbing during the rainy season and you will get a total view of the Nashik city from the top of Pandavleni. An extremely easy climb at Pandavleni is full of adventure and you can view the Budha caves on reaching there. These rock-cut caves bring many young trekkers to the Pandavleni. Dadasaheb Phalke Smarak is the spot where you can take some rest at the base of Pandavleni.
Average trip cost: Rs 50 per person