DEOLALI

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Location: 16-km From Nashik, Maharashtra
Significance:Important Indian Military Centre
Set Up: In 1861 By The British


An Army Base

The Deolali Camp is an important Indian military centre. One of the oldest centers in India, it is located approximately 16-km away from Nashik. The centre was set up by the British in 1861 and the area surrounded by gardens, playgrounds and wide roads proves to be unique. An officer of the rank of Major General holds the position of the head of the Artillery School here.

In the days of the British Raj, soldiers who cracked up under the stresses and strains of life in British India were invariably packed off to a military psychiatric hospital in the small Maharashtrian cantonment town of Deolali to recover. Its name became synonymous with nervous breakdown; hence the English idiom "To Go Doolally", meaning to become insane or eccentric. Beyond Military centre Deolali market is quite famous for shopping. Also the nearby Temple Hill is worth a visit. On the hill is the famous temple of Lord Khandoba hence; the hill is popularly known as "Khandobachi Tekadi".

HOW TO GET THERE

Nashik is well connected by rail and road with the important places within and beyond the state. There are regular buses from Nashik to Deolali.

WHERE TO STAY

Excellent accommodation facilities are available at the hotels in Nashik.

NEAR BY CITIES

Nashik - 16-km



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