Nashik District - Overview of District and talukas in Maharashtra State

Nashik District - Overview of District and talukas in Maharashtra State: Nashik is one of the important districts in Maharashtra state. Its borders are Dhule district in the north, Jalgaon district in the east, Aurangabad district in the southeast, Ahmadnagar district in the south, Valsad and Navsari district in the west and Thane district in the southwest. And it has Dangs district in a northwest direction. Nashik district area is 15,503 square kilometres.


Nashik District

Nashik District - Overview of District and Talukas


There are fifteen talukas in Nashik district Dindori, Peth, Trimbakeshwar, Igatpuri, Nashik Road, Nashik, Chandwad, Nandgaon, Malegaon, Niphad, Yeola, Sinnar, Surgana, Baglan (Satana), Deola and Kalwan. These talukas are in Nashik, Malegaon, Niphad and klwan sub-divisions.

 

Overview of Nashik District

As per the census of 2011, the Nashik district population is 6,09,052. Population density is 393 per square kilometre. The sex ratio is 931 females for every 1000 males that are 80.96%. Among the total population, 58.67% population lives in urban areas. Marathi, Urdu, Khandeshi, and Hindi are the major languages spoken by the people, and Marathi is the official language. The climate of the Nashik district is dry. The highest maximum temperature recorded so far is 42.4 °C and the minimum temperature is around  0.6 °C degree C.

 

History of Nashik District

Nashik district region has mythological, historical and cultural importance. It is said that Lord Rama lived in this area during his exile. The region was under the rule of Satavahanas, Ahirs, chutus and kuntalas. Nashik region was also a part of the Mauryan kingdom. Chalukyas, Yadavas, and Badami Chalukyas are other dynasties that rule this region. Then it was under British rule, After India got independence, Nashik district was part of Bombay state till 1960. Later the state was divided into Maharashtra and Gujarat and Nashik district was made a part of Maharashtra district.

 

Tourist Places in Nashik District

Tourists are attracted to the Nashik district due to its beautiful landscapes, religious places and historical monuments. The district is well connected to other parts of the country by air, road and railways. Simhastha Kumbhamela is the most important celebration where millions of devotees gather to take bath in the sacred rivers. Trimbakeshwar temple houses one of the 12 Jyothirlingas and is most visited by Hindu devotees. Muktidham, Someshwar temple, Ramkund, Pandava caves, Coin museum, Deolali camp, Mangi Tungi, Artillery centre, Ankai fort and Sula vineyards etc. are other tourist places that are must visit. Overall weather in Nasik district is very pleasant and tourists can visit the district all year around.

 

Talukas in Nashik District of Maharashtra State

The district is divided into 15 talukas, which are grouped into Nine sub-divisions:

 
Nashik Igatpuri Trimbakeshwar
Dindori Peint Kalwan
Surgana Chandwad Deola
Baglan (Satana) Malegaon Nandgaon
Yeola Niphad Sinnar

Nashik District - Overview of District and talukas

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