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Welcome to Ahmednagar,

Ahmednagar is a district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is situated on the west bank of the Sina river. Sugar, milk and bank co-operatives thrive here. The city was founded in 1490 by Ahmad Nizam Shah Bahri. The city witnesses some magnificent architectural monuments from the Nizam Shahi dynasty.

Tourism in Ahmednagar has a lot for the tourist to discover. The district is strewn with a number of temples, many of them ancient, which are much visited by the pilgrims. Among them, Shirdi is quite famous across the India. The famous Sai Baba Temple lies in Shirdi. Some other famous tourist places in Ahmednagar are Ahmadnagar Fort, Anand Dham, Mula Dam, Chandbibi Mahal etc.

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Ahmednagar Fort
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The Ahmednagar Fort is located in the heart of the city of Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. It was the headquarters of the Ahmednagar Sultanate. In 1803 it was taken by the British in during the Second Anglo-Maratha War. Later it was used by the British Raj as a prison. Currently the fort is under the administration of the Armoured Corps of the Indian Army.

The fort was built by Ahmed Nizam Shah. India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru wrote a book The Discovery of India in this fort when he was detained by the British in 1942.


Alamagir
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Alamgir is situated near Bhingar on Pathardi road. Aurangzeb died at the age of 91 at the very same place, his body was taken to Khultabad, near Aurangabad and buried there. This historical place also houses a Masjid and Baradari where meetings used to take place.

The library near the masjid has rare Qurans, dating back to the time of emperor Aurangzeb. One of the Qurans here was written by the emperor himself.


Amriteshwar Temple, Bhandardara
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Amriteshwar Temple has been built as per the Hemadpanti architectural style and dates back to 1100 AD. The main attractions of the temple comprise of its intricate carvings.


Anand Dham
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Land of Ahmadnagar is made holy by many saints born on this land. One of them is Jain Saint, "Shri Anand RishiRaj". He took Jain diksha at the age of 13 year. The place Anand Dham is developed in his memory. Many social activities held in this palace in his memory.


Black-Buck Sanctuary
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There is a sanctuary for Black-Buck at Rehkuri in the Karjat taluka of the Ahmednagar district. The total area of the sanctuary is 340 hectares, wherein exceeding 400 black bucks and 300 Chinkara antelopes can be seen.

The total sanctuary, is surrounded by agricultural cultivation outside. Many a times it used to happen, that the antelopes destroyed the crops. It was hence that a fence which gives a mild shock generated from solar means is raised along the sanctuary borders.


Chandbibi Mahal
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It is 13 km from Ahmednagar city. Situated on the top of a hill, it has a view of the city lights at night. It is visible from almost anywhere in Ahmednagar City. This tomb can be seen from any part of Ahmednagar , it is commonly known as "Chandbibi Mahal". But it is a tomb of Sultan Khan II the famous minister of Murtaza nazam Shah I The hill is about 3080 feet high from sea level.

The building is plain but having Eight sided platform. By the simple contrivance of a stone terrace built about twelve feet high and 100 yards broad the tomb seems to rise with considerable dignity from the centre of an octagon. The tomb has angularholes so placed that rising and setting sunlight falls on it.


Dwarkamai, Shirdi
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This mosque was used as a residence when Sai Baba came to Shirdi for the second time. It is located on the right side of the entry point of Sai Mandir. This mosque occupies an indispensable position among the sacred spots of Shirdi and those visiting the temple inevitably pay a visit to this mosque. In the mosque you will come across the shila (stone), once used by Baba to sit. It is quite fascinating to note that the holy fire that Sai Baba used to light is still burning.


Harishchandragad Fort
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Harishchandragad is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar region of India. Its history is linked with that of Malshej Ghat, and it has played a major role in guarding the surrounding region. This fort has following fascinating spots :

-Saptatirtha Pushkarni : To the east of the temple is a well-built lake called ?Saptatirtha". On its bank are temple-like constructions in which there are idols of Lord Vishnu. Recently these idols have been shifted in the caves near the temple of Harishchandreshwar.

-Kedareshwar Cave : This is the cave of Kedareshwar, in which there is a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water. The total height from its base is five feet, and the water is waist-deep. It is quite difficult to reach the Shivlinga because the water is ice-cold.

-Konkan Kada(Konkan cliff) : The most interesting point on this fort is this cliff, which has always fascinated many people from many years. The cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan. From here, one can have a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and the setting sun. This cliff is not just vertical, it is an overhang, almost like a cobra's hood. It has been climbed many times. Sometimes a circular rainbow can be seen from this point.

-Taramati peak : Also known as Taramanchi. This is the topmost point on the fort. It is the 2nd highest peak in Maharashtra. Leopards are seen in the forests beyond this peak.

-Temple of Harishchandreshwar : This temple is marvelous example of the fine art of carving sculptures out of stones that prevailed in ancient India. It is about 16 m high from its base. Around this temple there a few caves and ancient water tanks.

-Nageshwar Temple near Khireshwar : This is a great antique construction, and diverse artistic works are seen on this. On the ceiling of the temple are beautiful carvings. The main attraction of the carvings here is the 1.5 m long sculpture of Lord Vishnu in the sleeping posture, popularly known as "sheshshayi Vishnu" in Marathi.


Kedgaon
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Kedgaon Town is around 3 km from Ahmednagar Railway Station. It is also the home of famous person Akshay Khandve. The village has a famous Durga/Renuka goddess temple. People from all religions visit this temple to celebrate Navratri festival.


Maldhok Bird Sanctuary
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Beautiful birds called the great Indian bustard (Maldhok) which is not seen at any other place is seen in Karjat, Shrigonde, Nevase talukas. This region has been declared a sanctuary for these birds. The sanctuary occupies space of nearly 300 hectors. September to December is the best period to visit.


Meherabad
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Meherabad was originally an ashram established by Meher Baba near Arangaon Village, India in 1923 about 9 kilometres south of Ahmednagar. It is now the site of Meher Baba's samadhi (tomb-shrine) as well as facilities and accommodations for pilgrims.

Meher Baba, born Merwan Sheriar Irani, was an Indian mystic and spiritual master who declared publicly in 1954 that he was the Avatar of the age.

A large number of buildings mostly associated with the earlier decades of Baba's work, the graves of disciples, and a range of pilgrim accommodation and charitable establishments are also there. Many Baba lovers work or live in the vicinity. Meherabad is a popular place of pilgrimage for both eastern and western followers of Meher Baba.


Meherazad
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Meherazad was the last residence of the Indian spiritual teacher Meher Baba and is today a place of spiritual pilgrimage outside Pimpalgaon village, approximately 14 km north of Ahmednagar, India.

Meher Baba, born Merwan Sheriar Irani, was an Indian mystic and spiritual master who declared publicly in 1954 that he was the Avatar of the age.

The complex features buildings, gardens and vehicles pertaining mostly to Baba's later phases. Of special interest are Baba's Room, Meherazad Gardens, Mandali Hall, the Blue Bus (that Baba travelled in with his women disciples in 1938-39), and the New Life Caravan. Seclusion Hill, where Baba did much work, rises behind Meherazad.


Mount Kalsubai, Bhandardara
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Mount Kalsubai, at a height of 1,646 meters, is regarded as the highest peak in the Sahyadri Range of Maharashtra. During the time when the Marathas were in power, the peak served as watchtower to foresee any danger. For the adventure enthusiasts, this mount is the perfect place to go on trekking. At the top of the mountain is a small temple that has an ancient well in its backyard. It is said that the water in the well never falls below 3 feet.


Mula Dam
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The biggest Dam in Ahmednagar city. It is named as "Dnyaneshwarsagar Dam". It is very near to Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidhyapeeth. Near the Dam there is a beautiful rest House.


Pedgaon
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Pedgaon is a small village in Ahemadnagar district in Maharashtra on the bank of Bhima river. The village consists of one fort known as Fort of Pedgaon or Bahadurgad is now Dharmaveergad. Fort is in total ruins. It contains one building known as Mastani Mahal. There are five temples in the fort, two of which are known as Lakshmi Narayan temple and Baleshwar Temple.

Lakshmi Narayan temple is a good example of architecture with carved pillers, images of animals on the walls of temple. There is a good carving in the temple. Another Baleshwar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiv. It is also in ruined state. It contains 8 pillars with good carving.


Pimpalner
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Samadhi Temple of Shri Sant Nilobaraya, 2 km west of Ralegan Sindhi, Parner Taluka. Also called Prati Pandharpur.


Ratangadh Fort, Bhandardara
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Ratangadh Fort is also counted amongst the popular attractions of Bhandardara hill station. It once served as the fortress of Chhatrapati Shiivaji Maharaj, when it was captured by his army. The adventure lovers as well as nature lovers will find the place bliss, as it has a number of trekking trails and provides amazing views of the valley below.


Sai Baba Temple, Shirdi
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Shirdi is a town located in Rahata Town in Ahmednagar District in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is famous for the pilgrimage place 'Sai Baba Temple'.

Shirdi is the abode of the famous Indian saint Shri Saibaba, and is a small town fragrant with the devotional strength that ropes in devotees from the world over. Shirdi is one of the most revered among the spiritual destinations of India and is situated in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra near the sacred city of Nasik.

Both Hindu and Muslim pilgrims visit this town from far corners of India and tourism in Shirdi is gaining huge popularity, drawing considerable number of foreign tourists as well. The key attractions of Shirdi are Sai Baba mandir (temple) and his samadhi (memorial), Dwarkamai (mosque), Gurusthan, Chavadi, Lendi Baug, Maruti Mandir, Chawadi and Samadhi of Abdulbaba.


Saint Teresa Church, Haregaon
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Haregaon (also Harigaon) is a village in Shrirampur, Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra, India. It is approximately 5 k.m. from Shrirampur. Catholic pilgrims in the area visit the village for the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrated on the second Saturday of September. The Jesuit priest in the village started the celebration in 1949 to help local devotees who could not afford to go to the celebration in Bandra, Mumbai.


Samadhi Mandir, Shirdi
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A wealthy devotee of Sai Baba, Shreemant Gopalrao Buti from Nagpur built this temple in 1917-1918. He wished to install the idol of Muralidhar (a Hindu deity) here, but Sai Baba himself became the deity and after he passed away, his Samadhi (memorial) was built here using white marble. This temple is also known as Sai Baba Temple and features exquisite silver pillars ornamented with elaborate designs.

In front of this temple is an assembly hall that can accommodate 600 devotees and a part of the hall showcases different things used by Sai Baba during his lifetime. It is one of the prime tourist attractions in Shirdi and is frequented by numerous tourists all the year round.


Shani Shingnapur
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Shani Shingnapur or Shani Shingnapur or Shingnapur or Sonai is a village in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Situated in Nevasa taluka in Ahmednagar district, the village is known for its popular temple of Shani, the Hindu god of the planet (graha) Saturn. Shingnapur is 35 km from Ahmednagar city.

The shrine for Shani compromises of a five and a half feet high black rock installed on an open-air platform, which symbolizes the god Shani. A Trishula (trident) is placed along the side of the image and a Nandi (bull) image is on the south side. In front are the small images of Shiva and Hanuman.

Generally, the temple has 30-40,000 visitors a day, which swells to around three lakh (i.e. three hundred thousand) on amavasya (the new moon day), believed to the most auspicious day to appease Lord Shani.


Trimbakji Dengale's Wada
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Nimgaojali, a small village in Sangamner taluka of Ahmednagar district, came into limelight in the last phase of the Maratha empire. Trimbakji's spacious wada has now lost its former glory. Some of the portions of this two-centuries old structure are in dilapidated condition. The seventh or the eighth generation descendants of Trimbakji are now residing in this Wada.


Umbrella Falls, Bhandardara
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Umbrella Falls are situated near the Wilson Dam and with their breathtaking splendor, will make you in love with them. However, the only problem is that the falls can be enjoyed only during the monsoon season, when the rain waters increase the water level of the Arthur Lake.


Vishal Ganpati Mandir
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This Ganeshji temple is located in Maliwada area in Ahmednagar City. This temple has a great importance to the people of Ahmednagar.


Wilson Dam, Bhandardara
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Wilson Dam is one of the most popular attractions of the Bhandardara hill station of Maharashtra. The dam was built on the Pravara River, in the year 1910, and resulted in the creation of the Arthur Lake. Perched at an altitude of around 150 meters above sea level, the dam is one of the most popular sites in the region, for going on a picnic.


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