May is not the month for Holiday in Nanded, temperature soared to 44Âº C. Must visit Gurudwara Takhat Sachkhand Abigael Nagar Hazur Sahib one of the 5 Takhts of Sikhs !. In general extreme climate pattern In summer season temperature goes to 46Âº C; Winter touches to 12Âº C.
Nanded-Waghala is a city and a municipal corporation in Nanded district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is situated on the banks of the river Godavari in Maharashtra state of India. It is the administrative headquarters of Nanded District and Marathwada's third most important city, next only to Aurangabad. Nanded is a well-known Sikh Pilgrimage center. One can visit a famous Sikh Gurdwara Takht Sri Hazur Sahib here. Mahur and Basar are adjacent tourist attractions. The waterfall of Sahastra Kunda is popular with tourists.
Situated on the banks of river Godavari, Nanded-Waghala is a city in the Nanded district in the state of Maharashtra. This city also serves as a municipal corporation as well as headquarters of the Nanded District. Nanded Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), which was setup on 26th March 1997, covers an area of 51.76 sq. km.
Godavari River flowing across the city divides it into two parts, namely Old Nanded and New Nanded. Old Nanded lies on the north of the Godavari River, while the New Nanded lies on the south. Waghala along with Vasarni Village, Kautha Village, Asarjan Village, Fatehjangpur Village, Asadwan Village and CIDCO area, forms a part of New Nanded.
This makes it the second largest city of Marathwada region, in the terms of population. History of Nanded city dates back to the Puranic days, when it was believed that Pandavas travelled through the region. It is also believed that Nanded was successively ruled by Nandas, the Satavahanas, the Chalukyas, the Kakatiyas and the Yadavas.
With the end of Yadava rule in 1318, Mohammedan conquered the region and ruled over it for some time. Later, this territory was owned by Malik Kafur, who was the general of Alauddin Khilji. Soon the area came under the administrative control of the Bahamanis and became a residence of Bahamanis Mahmud Gavan.
After the fragmentation of the Bahamani Empire, the region was successively ruled by Baridsahi, Nizamsahi, Imadsahi and Adilsahi. Finally, the region came under the control of Mughals, who ruled over it till long. During the reign of Aurangzeb, Nanded was one of the Sarkars of the Subah of Bidar. Later in 1708, Bahadur Shah, son of Aurangzeb along with Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, came to Nanded.
At the site, where Guru Gobind Singh took his last breath, a gurudwara named Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib has been constructed. In 1725, Nanded became a part of the Hyderabad Kingdom and remained under it till 1947. Post India's Independence, Hyderabad became a part of the Bombay State. Later, district of Nanded was declared a part of Maharashtra state. Today, the city has emerged as one of the major cotton growing areas in India.
The city is inhabited by people of five major communities, namely Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain, which results in a cosmopolitan culture. Nanded-Waghala is also known for its rich culinary culture, which includes specialities like the famous rice dish named 'Tahari' and Hyderabadi style Biryani. Most popular language in the city is Marathi, but English, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada are also widely spoken.
Major attraction of the city is Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib, which is the well-known Sikh pilgrimage centre. Besides, waterfall of Sahastra Kunda is also popular among the tourists visiting this destination. Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Airport serves the city and the nearby areas. The airport serves the flights from Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Goa, Chandigarh and Bengaluru.
Located on Parbhani-Mudkhed rail route, Nanded Railway Station is the main railhead serving the city. Nearest bus terminal is Nanded Central Bus Station, which is served by regular buses from Unkeshwar, Osmanabad, Parbhani, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Pune and Hyderabad. The best time to visit Nanded-Waghala is during winter season, which commences from November and continues till February.