Places with heavenly natural beauty.
Lying on the main pass through the hills of the Western Ghats, Nashik is undoubtedly the wine capital of India. Often referred to as the Napa valley of India, Nashik is situated about 172 Km. northeast of Mumbai and about 1968 ft. above the mean sea level.
Warmer days with cooler nights, gentle slope, fertile landscape - all these make Nashik a perfect wine country. Nashik's main wine region (most popular among the wine tourists) stretches between Igatpuri and Dindori. It is here you would be able to taste some of India's most celebrated and world-class wines. The harvesting period for this region is between February and March.
Nashik is also known as a pilgrim centre. River Godavari flows through Nashik. Important pilgrimages in and around Nashik are Panchavati, Trimbakeshwar, Vani, Shirdi, Pandavlena, etc.
In1988, Mr. Kanwal Grover, founded Grover Vineyards around the Nandi Hills making Bangalore the second most prominent wine region in the country. Bangalore over the last two decades also acquired the distinction of being the World’s largest IT hub. Apart from Nandi Hills, there are two other distinct wine regions in Karnataka - Krishna Valley (Bijapur, Bagalkot and Belgaum) and the newly notified Kaveri Valley (Near Mysore). Bangalore's eye-soothing greenery and naturally air-conditioned weather makes it a perfect destination for the wine lovers. All the prominent wineries in the Nandi Hills and Krishna Valley regions are situated within 140 km from the Bangalore city. Bangalore is the heart of the Mysore Plateau (a region of the larger Precambrian Deccan Plateau) and has an average elevation of 900 m (2,953 ft.) above sea level. Harvesting time in this region is also February – March.