AhmednagarMaharashtra state of India. Ahmednagar has more than 500 years history traced back to 1490 CE. You can find traces of Nizamshahi, Shahjahan and Peshwas until the British took over Ahmednagar. If you are visiting Aurangabad or Pune, visit Ahmednagar as well. Ahmednagar is around 120 km from Pune or Aurangabad.
Ahmednagar is also served by trains from Pune towards Manmand though there is no direct train from Mumbai.
Ahmednagar FortBuilt by Ahmed Nizam Shah in 1490, this is a oval-shaped fort, which features 18-m-high walls, supported by 22 bastions. One of the most well-designed and impregnable forts of India, the Ahmednagar Fort is under the control of the Indian military. The fort's defensive system comprises 24 citadels and a moat that is 30 m wide and 4-6 metres deep. There are two entrances to the fort, which can be reached only after one goes over the moat, through the suspension drawn bridges. After countless invasions, the Ahmednagar Fort has taken many blows and come out relatively unscathed. Control over the fort has changed hands many times, starting from the time of Mughal rule. It has been used as a royal prison a number of times. Famously, the entire Congress Working Committee was detained at the Ahmednagar Fort during the Quit India Movement of 1942. Some rooms in the fort have been converted into a museum. You can see the Leaders room, where Nehru and the other national leaders were imprisoned and where India's first prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, wrote his book, The Discovery of India, while being detained.
Tomb of Salabat Khan II10 km east of the city, on a hill 215-245 m (700-800 feet) above the city level and on the left of the Ahmednagar-Shevgaon road stands the tomb of the Nizamshahi Minister, Salabat Khan II, commonly (and mistakenly) known as Chand Bibi's Mahal. It is an octagonal dome surrounded by a three-storeyed veranda. From the summit a fine view can be obtained of the surrounding countryside. Salabat Khan II, the famous minister of the fourth Nizam shah, Murtaza who ascended the throne in 1565. A great statesman, Salabat Khan was appointed minister in 1579, after the half-mad Murtaza put to death his regent, Changiz Khan,in a fit of suspicion and rage. Salabat Khan was respected and loved by the people of Ahmednagar.
Baugh RauzaA fine black stone mausoleum with a domed roof, within which glitter golden Quranic inscriptions, holds the tomb of Ahmed Nizam Shah, founder and 'faujdar' of Ahmednagar. One of the finest monuments in Ahmednagar, is just outside the western perimeter of the old city, near the Delhi Gate. The tomb is flanked by two other tombs. 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 in 1565, during the reign of the third Nizam Shah.
Cavalry Tank MuseumThe museum has a rich collection of tanks used during different periods.
Shani ShinganapurShani-Shinganapur lies 6km off Ghodegaon- an important market place along Ahmednagar-Aurangabad Road. Ghodegaon is 35 km from Ahmednagar. The village has no doors. No theft ever occurs here, as the Lord Shani, the guardian deity of the village is always there to mete out instant punishment. So claim the residents of Shani-Shinganapur, and this claim has become its claim to fame. Unlike other pilgrimage centres, devotees here can perform puja or abhishek or other religious rituals themselves.
NewasaGreatest Literature in Marathi - Jnyaneswari was written here by Sant Jnyaneshwar'. Newasa Phata on Nagar Aurangabad Road, 40 km from Ahmednagar.
Sanket Farmphone: +91 2426 272455address: Vambori Tal: Rahuri— A very nice and beautiful place in the Garbhagiri mountain range. 3 km from Dongargan. They have developed it in 12 acres and as boating and swimming for children. Excellent picnic destination.
Sweet Homeaddress: Savedi RdNice restaurant that serves tasty food.
Sukh Sagaraddress: Station Rd
Thali at Sanket hoteladdress: Tilak Rd
Mahendra Pedewalaaddress: MG Rd, Old Post OfficeThali restaurant very popular with locals.
Panchashil Hoteladdress: Savedi RdFor non-vegetarian food.
Snacks @ Royal hotelWith Pudina Chatni is good.
Hotel Farhatphone: +91 241 232 4975This restaurant serves only vegetarian and hygienic food.
- Some good Dhabas on way to Nagar serve nice gauran chicken.
- MG road - Chowpatti - after 21:00
- Dees place in Camp - Bhingar - Jamkhed road - very good non-veg food.
- Tasty & sweet boiled milk, Raman Sandwich & Puffs, Sopan Batata Vada, Rasana Special Misal, Bansimaharaj Mithaiwala's special Gulabjamuns are very popular.
Lassi at DurgasinghIce cream parlour.
Bombay SweetsCandy store.
- Stay with friends: there are no private hotels.