Nanded Tourism
Pilgrimage

Nanded Tourism

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  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • Altitude: 511 m
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.  



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Jaspreet Singh
  • Jaspreet Singh
  • Lives in Amritsar
  • 1 Review

"Religious Journey to Hazoor Sahib, Nanded"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  • Milind Kharate
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews

"For relaxation"

  • 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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Harmeet Saluja
  • Harmeet Saluja
  • 1 Review

"Awesome"

  • Posted Apr 26, 2013
It was fun going to Nanded at Holi. Really liked thr place alot. I would be planning to go there next year too.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There are great temples of Sikh. Must see it.

Activities & things to do: Shopping, traveling and 3D show on water

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Go by Train or plane. Though the road are good but still there is chance of castle coming out at night time.
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Samir Rupareliya
  • Samir Rupareliya
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Gurudwara City"

  • Posted Dec 19, 2012
The place is very nice to visit. Gurudwara is 2nd most important one for Sikh Community.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Tea & Food is of hygienic quality at Gurudwara.

Activities & things to do: So many small Gurudwaras available for sparing your time.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By train from Mumbai
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by air also well connected from mumbai.
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