Places To Visit


Sula Vineyards was founded by Rajeev Samant in 1998. Samant studied engineering at Stanford University and worked at Oracle in San Francisco thereafter. After quitting his corporate job, Rajeev established Sula upon his return to India. He initially experimented with crops such as mangoes, roses, teakwood, and table grapes before realizing that Nashik’s climate and temperature were well-suited for growing wine grapes. In consultation with Kerry Damskey, a Californian winemaker, Samant setup the first winery in the Nashik region of India

Sula’s grapes come from their vineyards as well as from contract farmers across the region. The company’s viticulture team trains and educates these farmers on best practices. In 2015, Sula announced a price increase of 10% for its contract farmers in order to support the farmers through unpredictable changes in weather as well as to meet the increasing demand for wine in India.

At their Nashik estate, Sula operates India’s first tasting room, a restaurant: ‘SOLEIL by La Plage’, a 35-room resort: ‘Beyond by Sula’ and an amphitheater, all part of its wine tourism venture. The annual live music festival ‘SulaFest’ takes place at their Nashik winery


Brahmagiri, the hill (giri) of Lord Brahma, appear in many mythological and legendary documents. Legend says that the saint Gautam and his wife Ahalya resided on this hill. Saint Gautam worshiped Lord Shiva to bring Ganga in this hill. This river is known as River Gautami in the Brahmagiri hills.

The undulated terrains of Brahmagiri are challenging spots for adventurous travels like nature walk and trekking. There are many trekking trails nestled among the woody trees. The ranges are rich with natural attractions and scenic spots.The undulated terrains of Brahmagiri are challenging spots for adventurous travels like nature walk and trekking. There are many trekking trails nestled among the woody trees. The ranges are rich with natural attractions and scenic spots.


After the dividing the earth into six continents amongst Bharat, Bahubali and 100 sons Shri Rishabhdev foremost (divine) ruler of the earth took Diksha (initiation of Jainism).

On one evening before achieving ultimate knowledge (Gnan) and in the process of getting it Prabhu Rishabhdev making the earthy holy (by walking on it) arrived in the outer forest (udyan or garden) of town Taksh-sheela. Forest guard gave this good news to the King Bahubali. Next day early in the morning equipped with royal arrangements, lot of joy and excitement visited the said part of the forest (Udyan / Garden like) to pay his respect and salutation to Prabhu (lord) but Prabhu (lord) had already gone. Deprived of the chance to see personally the Prabhu he started crying extensively like a child… at that time Sodharma Indra arrived there consoled the King Bahubali making him calm…


Shani Shingnapur or Shani Shinganapur or Shingnapur or Sonai is a village in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Situated in Nevasa taluka in Ahmednagar district, the village is known for its popular temple of Shani, the Hindu god of the planet (graha) Saturn. Shingnapur is 35 km from Ahmednagar city.

Shingnapur is also famous for the fact that no house in the village has doors, only door frames. Despite this, no theft is reported in the village. Villagers never keep their valuables under lock and key. Villagers believe that the temple is a “jagrut devasthan” (lit. “alive temple”), meaning that the god here is very powerful. They believe that god Shani punishes anyone attempting theft. The village has a post office and a high school known as Shri Shanishwar Vidya Mandir besides the primary schools run by the Zilla Parishad. The chief source of water supply in the villages is wells.


122 km from Nashik is the abode of one of Maharashtra’s most revered saint — Sai Baba of Shirdi. Popularly known as the ‘Child of God’, Sai Baba preached tolerance towards all religions and the message of universal brotherhood. Every activity at Shirdi revolves around the vast temple complex dedicated to Sai Baba. Devotees start queuing up in the early hours of dawn to catch a glimpse and seek the blessings of the life-size statue of Sai Baba. Thursday is marked by special pujas and darshan of the Sai Baba statue.

There are other places of interest that devotees can visit as well including Dwarkamani Mosque where the Baba meditated and slept on alternate nights. Near the mosque, in a corridor is the dhuni or eternal flame that burns day and night. Other places of importance are the Gurusthan, the Kandoba Temple, Shani Mandir, Narsimha Mandir, Changdev Maharaj Samadhi and the Sakori Ashram.

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