22. Nashik: The Land of Wine & Worship

A little over a decade ago, Nashik was known for one thing – the Kumbh Mela, which arrived at this Maharashtrian city once every 12 years, and for the sheer number of people who gathered during this Hindu pilgrimage festival. Today however, Nashik is also known for being at the heart of India’s wine industry. The story of how this came about to be is a tale of vision, persistence, and trial and error. Here’s Vikram Doctor on how Nashik became India’s wine capital.

Music: Josh Woodward & Chris Zabriskie
Picture: Ipshita Bhattacharya | CC