Why you need to head to India for a drink – III

Wine: Not a traditional tipple, yet wine is grown in Nashik, a town in the state of Maharashtra. Only a zippy three-and-half hour drive from Mumbai.

sula vineyards nasik
Sula Vineyards – Nasik, India

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If you’re a business traveler and find yourself stressed in India’s financial capital, Nashik should be on your itinerary. After all, this is where Mumbai-kars go to escape the grind. With greenery in abundance, a view of the hills, and quality local wines, the fast paced life of the city is far behind.

Large vineyard surrounded by trees
Sula Vineyards – Nashik, India

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While there are several vineyards in Nashik, Sula is the most popular. It has a cozy hotel within its sprawling acres, a cafe that overlooks the greens, winery tours, and everything from rosé to dessert wines.

Terrace with a view of the vineyard where you can enjoy wine tasting
The Tasting Room, Sula Vineyards

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Little wonder that most visitors never leave the vineyard. But Nashik has another side too. Located on the banks of the holy Godavari river, it plays an important role in the Ramayana, a Hindu epic, as a place where good conquered evil.

Monk celebrating the divine Lord Shiva
Saadhu At Kumbh Mela

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Every 12 years, the Kumbha Mela, the largest religious gathering on Earth is held in Nashik. With hordes of pilgrims, naga sadhus (naked monks) smeared with holy ash, hymns blasting from speakers, it is an experience that’s overwhelming yet exhilarating for the tourist.

A procession of ash-smeared naked monks at the Kumbh Mela in Nashik
Kumbh Mela

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This year, the Kumbh Mela is being held from 22nd April – 21st May at Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India Next, we head due south to the town of Coorg to get a taste of the famous South Indian Filter Coffee.

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