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Ahmednagar Tourism Guide

Ahmednagar district is the largest district of Maharashtra. Ahmednagar was the seat of the Ahmednagar Sultanate of late medieval period. Major tourist places of Ahmednagar are Ahmednagar Historical Museum, Cavalry Tank Museum, Anand Dham, Ahmendnagar Fort, Faria Bagh Palace, Bagh Rauza, Salabat Khan's Tomb, Mula Dam and Bhandardara hill station. Famous pilgrimages of Ahmednagar are Shirdi, Shani Shinganapur, Siddhatek, Shri Kshetra Devgad, Meherabad and many more. The popular religious places are Shri Vishal Ganpati Temple, Mohata Devi, Madhi, Kedgaon Renuka Devi, Vriddheshwar, Siddheshwar temple, St John's Catholic Church, Shri Datta Kshetra and many others.

Tourist Places in Ahmednagar

Ahmednagar Historical Museum & Research Centre

(Timings: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, Closed on Thursday)

Ahmednagar Historical Museum & Research Centre was established on 1st May 1960, Maharashtra Day initially with two rooms. Now the museum has become full-fledged museum with help and guidance of Municipal Pailka. Renowned for the huge collection, the museum has 12,000 manuscripts, around 8,000 coins, over 50,000 historical documents and other many artefacts. A London map of India from 1816 and a 66 m long horoscope are the main attractions of the museum.

Cavalry Tank Museum of the Armoured Corps Centre and School, Ahmednagar

(Timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Closed on Public Holidays)

Ahmednagar is home to the Indian Armoured Corps Centre & School (ACC&S), the Mechanised Infantry Regimental Centre (MIRC), the Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (VRDE) and the Controllerate of Quality Assurance Vehicles (CQAV). Currently Cavalry Tank Museum houses the second-largest display of military tanks in the world and the exhibit is open to the public. Inaugurated in 1994 by former Army Chief (late) Gen BC Joshi, the museum is the first of its kind in Asia. Also exhibited at the museum are the many variants of the tank that perform specialised services such as aircrew recovery, bridge laying, mine-detonation and dozing.

Anand Rushiji Maharaj Memorial (Anand Dham)

Anand Dham is a shrine of renowned Sant Acharya Anandrishiji Maharaj who received initiation from Ratan Rishiji Maharaj at the age of 13, thereby formally committing himself to a life of spiritual pursuits & service to humanity. His teachings were deep rooted in love, non- violence & tolerance. He was proficient in nine languages and wrote extensively in Marathi and Hindi. He had founded numerous educational & religious institutions & also rejuvenated many ailing institutions & founded magazines. Behind the Samadhi, there is Dharmik Pariksha Board, Library of rare books and a museum where Anandrishiji’s seat and other things have been preserved.

Ahmendnagar Fort (Timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

Ahmednagar Fort is located in the heart of the city of Ahmednagar and now under the administration of the Armoured Corps of the Indian Army. The fort built by Ahmed Nizam Shah of Ahmednagar in the year 1490 on victory over Bahmani General Jahangir Khan and during 16th century rebuilt by Hussain Nizam Shah. In 1803 it was taken by the British in during the Second Anglo-Maratha War. The land fort was well planned and strongly built with 24 bastions and a moat. The two entrances to the fort could be reached only after crossing the moat over the suspension drawn bridges. The fort complex holds many buildings which are still in good condition.

Faria Bagh Palace, Ahmednagar

Faria Bagh Palace was built by Ahmed Nizam in memory of his son Burhan Shah, during 15th century and this architecture masterpiece is presently in bad condition. It is octagonal structure with a flat- roofed upper story, over a domed central hall. The structure is rough stone, plastered with stucco. The palace was used for recreational purposes by the noblemen of that time and over the years.

Bagh Rauza, Ahmednagar

Bagh Rauza is the tomb of Ahmed Nizam Shah, the founder of Ahmednagar who died in the beginning of the sixteenth century. Located outside the western side of the old city, near the Delhi Gate, it is the finest monuments in Ahmednagar. Also called as the Garden of Shrine, it is a fine black stone mausoleum with a domed roof, within which glitter inscriptions of gold from Holy Kuran. A stone monument nearby, is said to be the tomb of Ghulam Ali, a royal elephant who distinguished himself in the battle of Talikot against the Raja of Vijaynagar.

Salabat Khan's Tomb

Salabat Khan's Tomb is the tomb of Salabat Khan, the famous minister of the fourth Nizam shah, Murtaza. Located outskirts of city on a hill called Shah Donga, sometimes mistakenly referred to as the Mahal of Chand Bibi. The structure of the tomb is octagonal in shape.

Mula Dam

Also called as Dnyaneshwar Sagar Dam, Mula Dam is situated near the Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth and is used for irrigation purposes in Rahuri, Newasa, Shevgaon and Pathardi taluka. Popular for its beautiful surroundings and boating facilities, the dam is one of the popular picnic spots around Ahmednagar. With the storage capacity of around 26 TMC, the dam supplies drinking water to Ahmednagar city and its adjoining areas.

Kapurwadi Lake, Burhannagar

Kapurwadi Lake is ideal scenic spot for bird watching and relaxation. The lake was built by Nizam Shah near Baneshwar temple. The Samadhi of famous Reverend Tilak is located on the bank of lake.

Hill Station in Ahmednagar

Bhandardara, Ahmednagar

Located in Ahmednagar district, Bhandardara is beautiful hill station and popular among nature lovers and trekkers. Nested in lush green surroundings, it is ideal destination for weekend break from Mumbai and Pune. It is a base point for Kalsubai, Harishchandragad and Ratangad treks. Arthur Lake, Amriteshwar Temple, Ratangad are major attractions nearby to explore. More Information

Trekking and Monsoon Spots in Ahmednagar

Harishchandragad, Ahmednagar

Harishchandragad is fort hill in Ahmednagar district and popular trekking site with moderate difficulty. Carry enough water, food and clothes for camping as no arrangement on the fort. Attractions of the fort include- Kedareshwar Cave is the main cave where big Shivlinga along with sculptures are carved. Kokan Kada is cliff where spectacular view of the Kokan can be seen. Taramati Peak is topmost point of the fort. More Information

Kalsubai, Ahmednagar

Kalsubai is the highest peak point of the mountain range of Sahyadri with easy trekking. Kalsubai temple is located at the topmost peak of Sahyadri mountain range of Maharashtra. More Information

Ratangad, Bhandardara

Ratangad fort is one of the popular trekking destinations in Maharashtra. The trekking route composes of green valley road with medium difficulty level. The fort 2000 years old was acquired by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj from Moghul. The ancient fort was one of Shivaji Maharaj’s favourite forts and has numerous water cisterns and caves. The fort has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called 'Nedhe' or 'Eye of the Needle'. The fort has different gates such as Ganesh, Hanuman, Konkan and Trimbak. At top, the panoramic view of the Bhandardara dam and lush green valley is mind blowing. The base village of trek is 22 km from Shendi/ Bhandardara and is connected by both road and ferry.

Pilgrimages / Religious Places in Ahmednagar

Shri Keshtra Devgad, Newasa

Shri Keshtra Devgad is temple complex situated on the bank of River Pravera and has temple of Shri Datta Swami. More Information

Shri Sai Baba Mandir, Shirdi

Lakhs of pilgrims draws to Shirdi each year to visit the temple of Great Saint Sai Baba. Apart from Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, other important divine section of the temple complex includes Shri Gurusthan Mandir, Shri Dwarkamai, Shri Chavdi Mandir and Lendi garden. Please note mobile phones/camera is prohibited in the temple premises. To avoid the long queue, devotee need to book darshan time on https://online.sai.org.in in advance. More Information

Shani Shinganapur, Ahmednagar

At Shani Shinganapur, Lord Shanidev- the epitome of the planet Saturn is worshiped. Unlike other pilgrimages, puja (rituals) can be by devotees themselves. Uniqueness of this place, no house will find lock for safety. More Information

Siddhivinayak Temple, Siddhatek

Built by Ahilyabai Holkar, this is right sided trunk Ganesha. Built in black stone, idol of Ganesha is believed to be self-originated. More Information

Meher Baba Shrine, Meherabad (http://www.ambppct.org)

Meherabad was originally an ashram established by Meher Baba near Arangaon village, at 9 km south of Ahmednagar. It is now the site of Meher Baba's Samadhi as well as facilities and accommodations for pilgrims. Meher Baba devoted his life to awakening humanity to the reality of Divine Love.

Shri Vishal Ganpati Temple, Maliwada

Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Shri Vishal Ganpati Temple is located at Maliwada at 2 km from Ahmednagar. It is gram devta of local people. The beautiful idol of Ganesha is 11 foot in height.

St John's Catholic Church, Ahmednagar

St. Johns Church was built during British period where most of their units were stationed at Ahmednagar from 1817. Graves in the Church cemeteries and its inscriptions give information about the units stationed here. As per the Church records, the first British Army units to arrive at Ahmednagar were the Auxiliary Horsed Cavalry and then Ahmednagar flourished as Cantonment 1840 onwards.

Renuka/Durga Goddess Temple, Kedgaon

Renuka/Durga Goddess Temple is located on Nagar-Pune highway in Kedgaon at 4 km from Ahmednagar. Navaratri festival is a celebration of victory of nine night battle between the Goddess Durga and demon-king Mahishasura. People from all religions visit this temple to celebrate Navratri festival.

Shukleshwar Mandir, Bhingar

Shukleshwar Mandir is ancient temple of Lord Shiva located Bhingar camp area. The temple is said to be built during Ramayana period.

Christ Church

Located in Bhingar camp area, Christ church is most beautiful and sacred church of Ahmednagar.

Hume Memorial Church

Hume Memorial Church is known for architecture and beautiful structure of the church.

Damdi Mosque

Located near Ahmednagar fort, Damdi mosque was built in 1567 AD by a noble named Sahir Khan. The mosque is known for the elaborate figures and inscription. Many tombs of Europeans and other persons are located nearby.

Dargah Daira

Located near Damdi mosque, Dargah Daira is the tomb of famous Sufi Saint Hazart Shah Sheriff. The tomb is important religious places visited by people of all religion.

Siddheshwar Temple, Parner

Siddheshwar Temple is in Parner Taluka at 40 km from Ahmednagar district. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, there are also temples of God Vittal and other Gods. There are small ponds and waterfall which is best viewed in monsoon. Annual fair is held on 3rd Monday of Shravan month (August/September).

Madhi, Ahmednagar (51 km from Ahmednagar)

Madhi is a village in Pathardi Taluka with 10 km and at 51 km from Ahmednagar district. It is known for Samadhi of Shri Kanifnath, one of the Navnath. The Kanifnath fair is arranged on Phalguna Vadya 5(Holi) to Chaitra Shuddha 1(Gudhi Padwa) for 15 days. Saint Machindranath Samadhi is located nearby.

Mohata Devi, Pathardi (http://www.shrimohatadevi.org/) (Timings: 7.00 am to 9.00 pm)

Shri Shetra Mohata Devi Gad is situated at Mohata which is 9 km from Pathardi taulka and 70 km east of Ahmednagar. This holy place is dedicated to Shri Kilswamini Jagdamba Mohatadevi. Navratri is major festival of the temple in the month of September/October and other festival details check the temple website.

Vriddheshwar, Pathardi

Vriddheshwar temple is devoted to Lord Mahadev and situated in Ghatsiras village of Pathardi Taluka. Located in deep valley, the place is also famous for Ayurvedic plants. On occasion of Ashadi Ekadashi and Shivratri, fair is held at this place.

Shri Datta Kshetra Temple (http://www.dattadevasthan.org) (Timings: 6.30 am to 11.30 am, 500 pm to 8.30 pm, Closed on Saturday and Sunday)

Sadguru Shri Ramakrishna Saraswati Swamiji founded Shri Datta Devasthan Trust in 1974 at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra, with a view to protect and preserve the Vedas. Shri Datta Kshetra is located behind the present premises of Vedant Vidyapeetham in the adjoining land measuring approximately 3 acres. The temple has been constructed using special pink Bansi-Pahadpur stones from Rajasthan. Another specialty is that iron is not used anywhere in the construction. A special team of craftsmen from Rajasthan was engaged in the work of carving the stones.

Water Parks and Amusement Centres in Ahmednagar

Other Important Tourist Information about Ahmednagar

How to Reach Ahmednagar:

Nearest airport is at Aurangabad with 110 km. Closest railway station is Ahmednagar. Ahmednagar is well connected by the roads to nearby towns and major cities.

Best Season to Visit Ahmednagar: October to April

Ahmednagar District Website: http://ahmednagar.nic.in/

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