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The city of Ahmednagar stands as the main city of the district of Ahmednagar, which lies in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city nestles on the banks of the western coast and is the largest city in the entire district. The city is positioned in the heart of the state, thus it is equidistant from the metropolis Pune and the city of Aurangabad. Aurangabad has Nasik in its northern side, Pune on its southern side with the district of Sholapur. On its eastern side, it has the districts of Beed and Osmanabad while Thane lies on the west side.

Ahmednagar has a background of a rich history, which can be traced from the 1490s. The city cum district of Ahmednagar was established as a town in 1494 by Ahmed Nizam Shah. The district took its name from its very founder. The history of the region takes back to the time when Ahmed Nizam Shah founded the district under the Nizami Shahi dynasty right which was conquest by the great Mughal ruler, Shah Jahan, which counts150 years later, in the year1636.

Ahmednagar had also been under the influences of the Peshwas and the Maratha and after 1759, it was handed over to Daulat Rao Sindhia – the Maratha Chief. The British also took over its authority under the leadership of Lord Wellesley and were the last of its conquerors, after which it came as per the terms of Treaty of Poona in 1817.

Ahmednagar is situated on the left banks of the Sina River. The geography of the city can be described by the three physical divisions namely; Western Hilly Region, Central Plateau Region and the region of northern and southern plains. Mula, Paravara, Dhora and Sina are the important rivers of Ahmednagar. Ahmednagar is well-known for sugar mills, milk production and bank co-operatives. It has nineteen sugar factories and is also stands as the birthplace of the cooperative movement.

Ahmednagar travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Ahmednagar tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Western India.

General facts about Ahmednagar
Location: Western India
Language: English, Hindi and Marathi
Climate: Tropical and moderate
Major Attractions: Lonavala, Khandala, Matheran, Panchgani
Ideal Time to Visit: October to March

Tourist sightseeing in Ahmednagar
The district has several tourist attractions as it holds numerous forts, tombs, temples, lakes, waterfalls, dams and museums. The major attractions are Ahmednagar Fort, Daulatabad Fort, Salabat Khans Tomb, Kot Bagh Nizam, Aurangzebs Tomb and the Bagh Rauza.

The religious places include Shri Vishal Ganapati Temple, Sant Dnyaneshwar Pillar, Mohata Devi Temple and Siddheshwar Temple. The other excursions from the district are Shani Shingnapur village, Shirdi or Sainagar, the Historical Museum and Research Centre, the Armoured Corps Centre and School, Faria Bagh Palace, St. Johns Catholic Church and Datta Temple. Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhandardara Dam, Mula Dam, Umbrella Falls and Randha Falls are other attractions around the city of Ahmednagar.

Climate of Ahmednagar
The climate of the city is dry and hot throughout the year. The best time to pay a visit to the city is in the months from October till March as at this time the temperature remains moderately cold, which makes it comfortable to travel in the city.

How to reach Ahmednagar

Ahmednagar by Air: The nearest airport to Ahmednagar is at Pune, which is at a distance of 113 km.

Ahmednagar by Rail: The Ahmednagar railway station is connected to the main cities of India.

Ahmednagar by Road: The city has a develpe3d network of roadways connecting it to the major cities of the country.

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