Located on a tableland from 1,300 to 2,000 ft above the sea level, Nasik District has a population of about 5 million. Temples and ghats on the banks of
Godavari have made Nasik one of the holiest places for Hindus. The major rivers are Godavari and Girna. The chief crops are millet, wheat, oilseeds, cotton and sugarcane.
Old hill forts are the major tourist attractions. Other places of interest are Trimbkeshwar Jyotirling, Vani, Saptshirang fort, Gangapur Dam, MiG Aircraft factory (Ozhar) and Rangmahal of
Ahilyabai Holkar at Chandwad.