Ahmednagar Tourism
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Ahmednagar Tourism

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  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Ahmednagar is the main city of Ahmednagar District in the state of Maharashtra. It is located about 120 km northeast of Pune, 300 km east of Mumbai and 120 km from Aurangabad. The name of the city originated from the name of the founder, Ahmed Shah Nizam Shah.

The history of Ahmednagar dates back to the Mauryan era. The place is mentioned in the reference of Mauryan Emperor Ashok (240 BC) as a hamlet neighbouring the present city and bypass between Junner and Paithan. The town was established by Ahmad Nizam Shah at Bhingar (an ancient city) in 1494.

The Nizam Shahi dynasty, set up by Ahmad Nizam, lasted until its conquest by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1636. In 1759, the destination was taken over by the Peshwa of the Marathas, and in 1790, it was given up to the Maratha chief Daulat Rao Sindhia. In 1817, it came in the possession of the British from the Marathas as per the terms of the Treaty of Poona.

Ahmednagar is located on the left banks of the Sina River. Three physical divisions namely, Western Hilly Region, Central Plateau Region and the region of northern and southern plains describe the geography of Ahmednagar. Mula, Paravara, Dhora and Sina are the important rivers of Ahmednagar.

The major attraction of the city is the Ahmednagar Fort. The fort was built by Ahmed Nizam Shah in the year 1490. It is a circular shaped fort with 18 metre tall walls, which is supported by 22 bastions. The fort is currently under the control of the Indian military.

The Tomb of Salabat Khan II, also known as Chand Bibi's Mahal, is located six miles east of the city, on a hill between 700 and 800 feet above the city level. Baugh Rauza, a fine black stone mausoleum with a domed roof, has the Koran inscribed on gold.  Apart from these, the other attractions are Tank Museum and Shani Shinganapur (market place).

Ahmednagar is renowned for sugar mills, milk production and bank co-operatives. It has nineteen sugar factories and is also known as the birthplace of the cooperative movement.

The nearest airport to Ahmednagar is in Pune, which is 113 kilometres away. The Ahmednagar railway station is connected to the main cities of India.

The climate of the city remains dry and hot through out the year. The months from October till March remain moderately cold, which is also the best time to visit the city.

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Chandranath Shirwaiker

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  • Chandranath Shirwaiker
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  • Lives in Pune
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  • 51 Reviews
  •  71 helpful votes
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"A town full of historic places and famous for Marriage Basta purchases"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Ahmednagar city is the District headquarter and has historic importance. There are a number of monuments, VRDE, Cavalry Tank Museum, Nagar Fort where Nehru, Vallabhbhai, Ajad were imprisoned, Mehrabad, etc. The roads within the city are not so good and narrow. Haphasard parking, breaking rules are the usual thing and one has to be very careful while driving within the city. One observes a lots of educational institutions as well hospitals in the city. There are three main bus stands and the railway station linking the city to the rest of India. Shirdi, Shani Shingnapur, Paithan, Aurangabad can be approached from Ahmednagar.
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Samruddhi Foods

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"Nice place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Best city look at Chandbibi mahal, shirdi saibaba mandir, shani shingnapur temple, shingnapur, mandir devgad, a bhandardara and mula dam is a best place. Nevasa is best temple. Vishnu bhagvan mandir and dnyaneshwar mahara must go.
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Sanjay Chikhalikar

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"Nice place for a short trip-Ahmednagar"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 21, 2015
Ahmednagar is a nice place for a short trip or a stop-by place while visiting Aurangabad from Mumbai & Pune. We had a brief halt here while on a trip to Aurangabad, Paithan, Ajanta & Ellora.

Fort, Chand Bibi Palace etc. Are some of the historical places to visit but the star attraction is the Cavalry Tank Museum with a collection of Tanks & Cannons from 1st World War era till recent Vijayant Tank. This is the only Tank museum in India and one of the few in world with a fantastic collection and worth visiting. The museum is managed by Military so it is well maintained & clean. You require 2-3 hours to see the museum if you want to see the items in detail. Local food is good & tasty.
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Prakash Manjrekar

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"Takali Dhokeshwar - Cave Temple of Shiva"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Sep 29, 2015
Takali Dhokeshwar Cave Temple (5th century) is located around 3 kms from Takali village in Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra. (near Shirur on Pune-Ahmednagar highway, after one takes the road for Anna Hazare's Ralegaon Siddhi village). The cave has a fortification around it. In the cave, there are Shiva, Parvati, Ganesh sculptures on side walls and two huge dwarpal sculptures at the two sides of the door frame of the gabhara. The Gabhara having main Shivalinga and has a dark passageway around it. There is a big Nandi idol situated on the right hand side and virgal (hero stone) at left side of the passageway. There is a deepamala outside the cave and a meditation room (Vihara) just above the water tank, besides main cave.
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Nitin Pethkar

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"Ahmednagar, A medieval city!!!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Aug 26, 2015
As per my own experience, Ahmednagar is a medieval city. Numerous Mughal-era buildings dot the environs. Ahmednagar Fort, once considered the second most impregnable fort in India, was used by the British to house Jawaharlal Nehru.

I gathered the knowledge when I went through this city and found the following, which is described below:

Food

Food is rich of Maharastrian culture. You get every taste in food as Maharashtrian food is in one of the best and tasty food which includes everything in it. The food is as good and suitable for all. One can find distinguishing flavours and food styles that make eating an interesting activity altogether.

Sightseeing within city

Some of the famous sites to see are: Salabat khan's tomb, Kot Bagh Nizam, Aurangzeb's Tomb, The Bagh Rauza, Faria Bagh Palace, Ahmednagar Fort, St John's Catholic Church, Shri Vishal Ganapati-Maliwada, Anand Dham, Ahmednagar Historical Museum & research centre.

This city is also known for its so called shani shingnapur temple. This place is so peaceful and is the best place for spirituality. This place is also for religious purpose. You got mental peace here. This is the best place to know the real life of himself/herself in kind of spirituality. Countless people come to offer oil to God Shani. All the devotees from South India, North India and foreign countries become entranced with devotion here.

Connectivity

By Air: Ahmednagar city have air connectivity by Seaplane service. The port for Seaplane is located at Mula Dam water reservoir, 30 min away from Ahmednagar City.

On going Flight is available from Juhu, Mumbai to Mula Dam. The service will now enable the large number of pilgrims traveling to the holy sites of Meherabad, Shirdi and Shani Shingnapur to travel quickly and conveniently to their destinations.

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The nearest airport is at Aurangabad which is 90 kilometres (56 miles) from Ahmednagar.

By Rail: It is connected with the major stations across the country.

By Bus: Connected with whole Maharashtra as well as Hydrabad.

Hotels

Hotels are available at every budget within the city by advance book through sites or by going reception 365 days.
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Markanday Singh

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"Good place but no tourist attractions"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Aug 3, 2014
Ahmednagar is one of the biggest district of Maharashtra state where people fulfill their daily requirement mostly by agriculture. I came here from Pune for work and I am feeling much peaceful than Pune. You need to carry cotton clothes because it a little warm place than Pune or Mumbai.
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"Visit to Ahmednagar"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 19, 2013
Ahmednagar city is historical with religious places like Shirdi, Shani Singhnapur about 80 km from city. Any religious or historical visit to nearby places include stay in the city. There are good hotels like Saket to stay. Vehicles are arranged by the hotel administration on payment basis if you request. The city offers historical places to see along with religious places, if one is interested to move around them.
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