Lying at a distance of about 106 km from Pune, Ahmednagar is situated on the banks of River Sina. It holds immense historical importance as its heritage can be dated back to the 1490s. One of the major attractions here is the Ahmednagar Fort, which later served as a makeshift prison for leaders of the freedom struggle, including Jawaharlal Nehru. Other historical sites that one can visit here are Salabat Khan’s tomb, Kot Bagha Nizam and Bagh Rauza. Ahmednagar can also be a great spiritual stopover and one can pay obeisance at various temples like the Mohata Devi Temple, Siddheshwar Temple etc. Devotees majorly flock to the Shani Shinganapur village nearby, along with the pious village of Shirdi, which is considered to be the abode of Sai Baba.


Ahmednagar was established as a town by Ahmed Nizam Shah in 1494. Later, the district went to the Peshwas and the Marathas. Its last conquerors were the British, under the leadership of Lord Wellesley. It is said that Mughal emperor Aurangzeb spent the last of his years here.

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