Nanded Tourism

Nanded Tourism

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Nanded Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • Altitude: 511 m
  • District: Nanded
Nanded is a city and the headquarters of Nanded district situated in the south-eastern part of the state of Maharashtra. Bordering Andhra Pradesh on the east and Karnataka to the south, it is the second largest city in the Marathwada region. The name of the destination was derived from the place Nandi Tat on the River Godavari.

The region of Nanded is popular because of the Hazur Sahib Gurudwara built here where the last Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Govindsinghji Maharaj, passed away. Located around 650 km from Mumbai and 270 km from Hyderabad, Nanded is a place with religious importance because it is also the birthplace of three famous Maratha saint poets Vishnupant Shesa, Raghunath Shesha and Vaman Pandit.    

Nanded was ruled by the Nandas. It was also a part of the Mauryan Empire when King Asoka ruled from 272 to 231 BC. The Andhrabhrtyas or Satvahanas took control of the city during the 1st century AD. The Chalukya King, Nanddeva, ruled the city during the 4th century AD.

Nanded is also a major learning centre of Sanskrit and is a popular educational centre of Maharashtra. Because of this students from the neighbouring regions of Nizamabad and Adilabad come to this place for education and especially for Sanskrit teachings. The population of Nanded comprises of different communities of Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains.

One of the popular places here is Takhat Sachkhand Shri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib, which is also the main Gurudwara and a high seat of authority of the Sikh community. Surrounded by the river Godavari on three sides is the Nanded Fort, which is located at a distance of 4 km and is popular for its garden and water works inside.        

Located at a distance of about 2.5 km from the village of Mahur is the temple of Renuka Devi. This ancient temple is said to be around 800 years old and was built by a Yadava King from Devgiri. Other than the ancient temple, there is the masjid of Hazrat Nawab Sarfaraz Khan that was constructed around 330 years back. The stone masjid was dedicated to Sarfaraz Khan, an officer in Aurangzeb’s army. Located 130 km from Nanded is Vajinath, which is an important pilgrimage centre.    

Situated in the heart of the town is Kandhar, which is famous for its ancient forts. Rashtrakuta King Krishna III managed the construction and design of the fort and one of such designs was the ditch filled with water surrounding the fort. The popular fair, Malegaon Yatra, is held every year in honour of Lord Khandoba in Loha Taluka of Malegoan that is located 57 km from Nanded.  

Nanded is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Parbhani and Latur.

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Kulkarni Atul

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  • Kulkarni Atul
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 11 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  16404 readers

"Mostly religious"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 11, 2016
Was here on vacation at relatives home travelled along the city for a while, pollution was quiet less and in the same case its too historic in case of Gurudwara it was a pleasant experience to be there, it really felt good their culture and all and nothing much about the city its good OK
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 232 Reviews
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"A trip to Nanded"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 4, 2016
I had been to Nanded by train in March 2016. Nanded is easily accessible from all major cities of South India. There is a daily train from both Bangalore and Hyderabad. There is a direct passenger train from Hyderabad while an express train connects Bangalore with Nanded which departs daily at 10:10 pm from the Bangalore City railway station via dharmavaram, Anantapur and Gonadal.

The must-visit attractions around Nanded include the Nanded Fort and Malegaon. The Nanded fort is surrounded by the Godavari river and offers a breathtaking view to avid tourists. Malegaon is located 57 kilometers from Nanded and is also known as Loha Taluka. The Lord Khandoba fair is held every year here which is an added attraction for buying and selling of animals.
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Inderpal Singh

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  • Inderpal Singh
  • Lives in Amritsar
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"Stay near the river bank and in religious atmosphere"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 20, 2016
Hazur Sahib Nanded is situated in deccan valley of Maharashtra. This place is important worship place to Sikh people around the globe. Nanded city is situated on the bank of river Godavari.

Gurudwara is situated in the heart of the city. Many historical Gurdwaras are situated in and around city. The rituals in the Gurudwara starts from morning 3 am with ardaas followed by Kirtan, Hukamnama and Asa Di Vaar. You can drink shaheedi Degh near Mai Bhago Bunga.

It got huge premises where you can sit and listen to blissful kirtan. Morning 6 am you will get Puri cholle in the langar, which the must have food.

Nagina ghat and Banda ghat Gurdwaras are situated right next to Godavari river. You will get fresh and healthy fruit juice on langar Sahib Chowk. Fruits are cheap and good in Nanded. You can get rooms in Punjab Bhawan, Gurudwara premises as well. Gurudwara Langar Sahib also got many rooms, big halls and 24*7 running langar.

Best time to visit is during monsoon season and During Holla mohalla (Holi), Dussehra. Nearest airport is Aurangabad and Hyderabad. Great connectivity by Indian railways from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Punjab.
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Pankaj surana

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"The holy destination with nice attractions"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
Nanded, Amritsar of Maharashtra, Mesmerising place, air filled with serenity & love. Gurudwara Nanded Saheb is a very well known religious place among all Sikhs n all other people from different beliefs. Arrangements for stay & food is good. Do have food & prasadam at Langar. Stay facilities are being provided by Gurudwara Management at a reasonable cost. Nanded is connected to Mumbai n Pune by trains and roads very well.
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Vikkram Gotluru

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  • Vikkram Gotluru
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"A place that can be visited twice"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 24, 2016
I visited this place along with 2 of my friends for studying the waterfront development of nanded as a part of my masters. This is biggest waterfront development in south India spent over 6000 crore for its development. There visited Sikh's temple which is made of complete white marble. Its awesome. We can't explain it in words. I have to search 4 photos to post. There may be many other places to see but due to time lack we r not able to do that. But we'll visit it again.
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Divya Sai kayitha

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  • Divya Sai kayitha
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Nice and memorable"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 12, 2016
It was a nice and memorable trip with my family. I have also visited one of the most popular places on the pilgrimage circuit of Maharashtra, the temple of Aundha Nagnath is not just famous for its rock-cut images but also for the fact that it is considered to be the eighth (aadya) of the 12 jyotirlingas in the country.
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Minu Padam

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  • Minu Padam
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Great Destination to go with family!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 23, 2015
Awesome holiday with family. We really had a great time. Visited almost all Gurudwaras in the vicinity. Even visited one temple which was on a mountain top. The history of Gurudwaras was narrated by few while few Gurudwaras has written the same on the walls or few had put pictures. Lot of information available on how our Gurus fought the British & how Gurus saved the community.
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Yogendra Jorgewad

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"Best place for religious visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 17, 2015
Good to see such a nice place in Maharashtra. It is very pleasant. You will also be too happy by visiting it. One must visit it once. Gurudwaras in Nanded is well-known. It is one of the best Gurudwara. Also, Gobind Bagh is best place to visit. Beside it there is Godavari river which adds beauty to it.
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Jaspreet Singh

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  • Jaspreet Singh
  • Lives in Amritsar
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"Religious Journey to Hazoor Sahib, Nanded"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Aug 18, 2014
Hazoor Sahib, Nanded is one of the 5 Takhts in Sikh religion. If you are interested in a place rich in religious history than Nanded is a spot for you. Its placed at a 9 hr drive from Pune. If you are on a visit to Shirdi to pay homage to Shri Sai Baba, you can head east from Ahmednagar for a 5 hrs drive. The sikh pilgrims though visit the place throughout the year but April is a good time to visit since its the time when punjabi harvest festival Visakhi is also celebrated. Weather can be a bit hot in April, so casual visitors should plan in winters months.

The place is famous as 10th Guru of Sikhs Shri Guru Gobind Singh spent the last years of his divine life here at Nanded. There are various gurudwaras within Nanded other than Hazoor Sahib like Langar Sahib, Banda Ghat, Heera Ghat, Maal Tekdi Sahib, etc with most them at a walking distance. At at 4 hr drive in Bidar, Karnataka is another famous gurudwara 'Nanak Jheera'. This is the place where 1st Guru of Sikhs Shri Guru Nanak Dev pressed hillside with his toe and opened a chasm of fresh drinkable water. The place had always lacked water fit for drinking.
We started our jouney on Friday morning from Pune and reached the place by evening. There are many rest houses (AC and non-AC both) randomly available at the vicinity of Hazoor Sahib. The next day we visited various historical gurudwaras within Nanded itself. On sunday, we took off on our journey to Bidar and returned back to nanded by evening. Finally on monday, we returned back to Pune.

The Hazoor Sahib area is a punjabi food hub outside of Punjab. So all the punjabi food lovers would love the place. The free food at Langars (community kitchen) in gurudwara Langar Sahib is also one of the best Langars available throughout the world. The awesome morning Langars generally contain Kheer or Parsad(sweet halwa), tea, pakode(fried bhajis),roti, curry(sabji), dal, rice etc. The local shops also serve all kinds of punjabi parathas be it aalo, paneer or gobi.

Its a religious trip to Hazoor Sahib and the amount of travel would keep you busy for most part of your journey. You might find Gatka competitions at evening near the Godavari river banks. The river bank provides a beautiful serene sight when veiwed from the gurudwaras placed nearby. Other than that there are light and sound shows at evenings which are a spectacle to watch.

As per a general advice, if you are travelling by road, the patchy and poor roads could slow down your journey from Ahmednagar to nanded as there is about 10 kms of poor roads. Another bad road patch that we found was near Maharashtra-Karnataka border on our visit to Nanak Jheera of about 10-15 kms which slowed us down considerably.
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Milind Kharate

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  • Milind Kharate
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"For relaxation"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 2, 2013
Nanded is a good place to visit. Good for relaxation. Good and healthy atmosphere.
Peoples are very cooperative.
Good food quality

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is good in almost many of the hotels.
Good sight seeing. particularly to religious places
Not so good for shopping

Activities & things to do: -

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Best way to reach Nanded is to by train.
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