IndiGo, India's leading carrier, today commenced direct flights from Nashik, the 77th domestic and 103rd overall destination in the 6E network. The airline operated the first direct flights between Nashik-Goa, Nashik-Ahmedabad, and Nashik-Nagpur. Nashik is the 7th destination on the 6E network in Maharashtra and will increase intra-state and inter-state accessibility, while promoting trade, tourism, and mobility through these new connections.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales, IndiGo said, "We are delighted to announce the launch of our operations from Nashik, marking our 77th domestic destination. This move connects India's golden triangle to a plethora of domestic and international locations through our 6E network. By enhancing accessibility to Nashik, famous for its rich history, we aim to promote commerce and tourism and boost economic growth in the region. Inclusion of these direct flights in our summer schedule will offer more choices to tourists visiting Nashik, India's wine capital, and professionals travelling to the major industrial hub for automobile companies. Our commitment to providing courteous, on-time, hassle-free, and cost-effective travel experiences remains unwavering as we continue to expand our regional connectivity."
Nashik, an ancient holy city in Maharashtra, is well-known for its connection to the Ramayana. Situated on the banks of Godavari River, Nashik is best known for being one of the Hindu pilgrimage sites, that of Kumbh Mela which is held every 12 years and attracts many pilgrims. Panchavati, Saptashrungi, Trimbakeshwar, Sita Gufa and Pandavleni Caves are also some of the popular sightseeing tourist destinations in the city. The city is called the "Wine Capital of India" as more than half of India's vineyards and wineries are located here. Around 90% of all Indian wine comes from the Nashik Valley. Nashik is home to several wine festivals, such as SulaFest in the harvest season. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in India and has been a major industrial center in automobile hub.
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