Ahmednagar Tourism – Amazing history
Ahmednagar tourism will take you into intimate journey of rich Indian medieval history and will also submerge you into deep spiritual and religious journey. It is indeed the unique combination of history and spirituality that Ahmednagar brings forth which makes it such a distinct tourist destination. Although today Ahmednagar is far from being a sought after tourist destination, but potential for developing a booming tourism industry in the city is immense. And the dream to realize this potential is actually receiving immense boost as the city is taking much needed stride towards economic development. Irrespective of whether or not Ahmednagar does realizes its tourism potential, we bring to you a low down on all the landmark places of Ahmednagar and also services/facilities that tourists get to enjoy in Ahmednagar city.
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.
Ahmednagar has a track record of more than a half a millennium worth of history, starting right back in the 1490s. Ahmednagar was established as a town back in 1494 by the Ahmed Nizam Shah.
The district hence derives its name from its founder. The region’s history goes right back to the time when Ahmed Nizam Shah founded the district under the Nizami Shahi dynasty right before it was taken over by the great Mughal ruler, Shah Jahan, around 150 years later in 1636.
Ahmednagar later went on to the Peshwas and the Maratha, in and around 1759 post which it was handed over to Daulat Rao Sindhia – the Maratha Chief. The British, under the leadership of Lord Wellesley, were the last of its conquerors, when Ahmednagar came as per the Treaty of Poona in 1817.
The last of the great lineage of rulers of the Mughal Empire, Aurangzeb spent his last years in this very place. A small monument in Ahmednagar commemorates his noteworthy reign over the region.
As mentioned earlier Ahmednagar shares a very deep tryst with Indian history and hence is home to some of the must see historical monuments. Here is a break down on all the historical monuments of Ahmednagar that today invariably have become hottest tourist destinations of the Ahmednagar district.
List of Tourist and Religious Spots across the Ahmednagar District
The Ahmednagar Fort is one of the major attractions in the city. It signifies the Ahmed Nizam Shah’s victorious capture of the Daulatabad fort.
Farah Baksh Palace (Faria Bagh)
Faria Bagh Palace was built by Ahmed Nizam in memory of his son Burhan Shah, during 15th century and …
The Bagh Rauza
Bagh Rauza is the tomb of Ahmed Nizam Shah, the founder of Ahmednagar who died in the beginning of the sixteenth century.
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 ..
Cavalry Tank Museum
Cavalry Tank Museum houses the second-largest display of military tanks in the world and the exhibit is open to the public.
Meherabad was originally an ashram established by Meher Baba near Arangaon Village, In 1923 About 9 Km. south of Ahmednagar.
Shri Kshetra Kanifnath Gad, Madhi
Samadhi place (grave) of Shri Kanifnatha one of the nine great nath persons. The Samadhi is in beatiful…
Shani shingnapur is a village located in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra. It is about 35 km from Ahmednagar. The presiding deity of Shinganapur
Shri Kshetra Devgad
Devgad is located just 60 kilometers away from Aurangabad, near the way to Shani Shingnapur. Devgad is famous for its temple dedicated to God Datta.
The Daily Program in the Saibaba Samadhi Mandir Baba’s Sacred Body has been laid to eternal rest (Samadhi) here.