Ahmednagar

Ahmednagar is a city in Ahmednagar district in the state of Maharashtra. Ahmednagar takes its name from Ahmad Nizam Shah I, who founded the town in 1494 on the site of a battlefield where he won a battle against superior Bahamani forces. Ahmednagar is situated on the left banks of the Sina River.

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Ahmednagar Fort Prison which used to be a fort for various dynasties then used as a prison by British is just 800 m from the city centre of Ahmednagar. Ahmednagar fort is located beside on Bhingar river between Bhingar and Ahmednagar.

Ahmednagar fort was built in 1427 by Malik Ahmad Nizam Shah I, after whom the city of Ahmednagar is named. He built the fort to defend against the neighbouring invaders. Initially the fort was made of mud, the real fortification began in 1559 under Hussain Nizam Shah which completed in 1562. Ahmednagar fort used to be the headquarter of Nizam Shahi dy...

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

A beacon of rich Indian history in the middle of Ahmednagar city. The gigantic and humongous fort is replete with memories from Indian history that have unarguably shaped the destiny of the country. From being the symbol of ...

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The holy river of Pravara flows through the Ratanwadi village in Igatpuri region of Maharashtra. The bank of the holy river stands witness to 1200 years old grandeur, the Amruteshwar temple. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva, who at one time is the Lord of Dance, Natraja and then transforms into the Lord of Destruction, Rudra who destroys every evil. The temple lies around 161 kms from Ahmednagar.

Built in the times of King Jhanj of Shilahara dynasty which occupied parts of Maharashtra from 8th-13th century, Amruteshwar temple is one of the twelve temples dedicated to Shiva built b...

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Anand Dham, Ahmednagar
Within Ahmednagar city limits
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A popular Jain pilgrimage center in Maharastra, Anand Dham is the resting ground of Shri Anand Rishiji Maharaj, a Jain religious leader. His teachings were deep rooted in love, non- violence and tolerance. He was proficient in nine languages and wrote extensively in Marathi and Hindi. Apart from its religious significance, Anand Dham is also famous for its location and lotus-shaped monument. Make a point to visit the Dharmik Pariksha Board, a library cum museum where tourists can see books in Marathi and Hindi about Jainism. On a visit to the museum, tourists get enlightened about the universa...

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Bagh Rauza, Ahmednagar
Within Ahmednagar city limits
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The Bagh Rauza, also known as the Garden of Shrine, has the grave of Ahmed Nizam Shah. He was the founder of Ahmednagar and died in the beginning of the 16th century. Made using fine black stones, the dome of the monument has inscriptions from the Quran in gold.

Bagh Rauza is a famous place and has a well-established network of roadways and railways. It can be reached easily by hiring the service of the local transit like the bus, taxi, or auto.

The Bagh Rauza is a historical monument found in the city of Ahmednagar. Also called the Garden Of Shrine, the Bagh Rauza hous...

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Historical place The Tomb of Salabat Khan II, also known as Bhistbag Mahal, mistakenly known as Chand Bibi Mahal is situated near Phanase Nagar in Ahmednagar which is located at a distance of about 13 kms from the main city of Ahmednagar. The Palace of Bhistbag (Chand Bibi) marks a respect to the statesman, who 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.

The dome is octagonal shaped and surrounded by a verandah three stories high. T...

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Black-Buck Sanctuary, Karjat
66 kms from Ahmednagar city limits
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Blackbuck Sanctuary, also known as the Rehkuri Sanctuary is located at a distance 66 kms from the Ahmednagar city. Tourists can also avail the bus service, the nearest bus stand being the Walvad bus stand which is just 3 kms from the sanctuary. Tourists can avail a cab service to reach the place.

Blackbucks, also known as Indian antelope, are famous all over India for of its unique jump and being the sole extant member of the genus Antelope. In India, only four picturesque wildlife sanctuaries were made to preserve the number of blackbucks and the most beautiful amongst them, with ...

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Cavalry Tank Museum, Ahmednagar
Within Ahmednagar city limits
History

Cavalry Tank museum also known as Tank museum is well within the reach of Ahmednagar city as it is just 3. 5 km from the city centre. Cavalry Tank Museum is one of the must visit places in and near Ahmednagar. This museum is one of its kind in Asia.

Cavalry Tank Museum is a part of Indian Armed Corps and school. The Cavalry Tank Museum is all about tanks, armoured vehicles and self-propelled guns which played a vital role in various wars such as world war I, world war II and Indo-Pak wars in 1965 and 1971. Cavalry Tank Museum was established in February 1994 and was officially ina...

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City Museum, Ahmednagar
Within Ahmednagar city limits
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The City Museum was established way back in 1960 on Maharashtra Day i. e. 1st May. City Museum of Ahmednagar exhibits more than 12000 manuscripts, 8000 coins, 50,000 historical documents and many other fascinating artifacts.

From the earlier time it was merely a two-room museum. Eventually, with an increase in artifacts, the museum was shifted to its current location - Hutatma Chowk, near collector office. A 166 m long horoscope and London printed 1816 map of India are amongst the famous exhibits of the museum.

People usually spend around 1-2 Hours for visiting the muse...

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Durga Temple (Renuka Devi Mandir), Kedgaon
13 kms from Ahmednagar city limits

Durga Temple (commonly known as Renuka Devi Mandir) is an auspicious temple situated in the small town of Kedgaon. It is quite accesible and is at a distance of 13 kms from Ahmednagar City Centre.

The Temple is devoted to the most popular and sought incarnation of the Goddess Durga. It is one of the few temples of the city of Ahmednagar that still sees a huge number of devotees flocking its gates. It is respected by many people of the city.

The Navratri Festival (9 nights) is by far the most special event of the temple, because of the Goddess Durga. A typical tourist sp...

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Farad Khan Masjid, Ahmednagar, also known as Nizam Shahi Masjid, is a historic mosque located in Ahmednagar. Farad Khan Masjid is well within the reach of Ahmednagar being just 3 km from the city centre.

Farad Khan Masjid is holy place of worshipping for the Muslims. This mosque was built in 1560. This place is truly an architectural beauty. Farad Khan Masjid is one of the major attractions in Ahmednagar as is has both architectural as well as historical importance for the city of Ahmednagar. Over the entrance gate of the mosque there is beautiful ornamental cresting. The multifoil...

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Farah Bagh which is also known as Faria Bagh is situated well within the reach of Ahmednagar city being just about 3 km from the city centre. Farah Bagh is a palace in Ahmednagar, Maharastra which is noted as playing abode for the sultans of Maharastra.

Farah Bagh palace was built by the Nizam Shahi rulers of Ahmednagar district. This beautiful piece of architecture was built in the memory of Burhan Shah, son of Ahmed Nizam Shah who was the founder of Ahmednagar. Burhan Shah succeeded his father to the throne of Nizam Shahi Dynasty at the age of just 7 years because of the death ...

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Ghatghar Dam, Ahmednagar
173 kms from Ahmednagar city limits
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Ghatghar Dam might seem as any other dam in the country but these dams have the rare distinction of being constructed using roller-compacted concrete as well as using fly ash as a major construction material, a first in the country. It is located at a distance of 173 kms from Ahmednagar.

Ghatghar Dam built in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar and Thane district boundary and consists of two associated gravity dams and is located around km from Ahmednagar. The dams consisting of a lower and an upper reservoir can generate power up to 250 MW. The upper reservoir is built on River Pravara and...

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Founded in the year 1490 by Ahmad Nizam Shah I, Ahmednagar in Maharashtra has majestic architecture and places that can leave a tourist spellbound. From temples, monuments and sanctuaries, the place has a lot to offer. It is located at a distance of 145 kms from Ahmednagar.

Harischandragad, situated in the Maslej region of the Western Ghats is one of the most famous hill forts. Located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, this quaint sleepy region is known for its scenic beauty and alluring charm. It is an an ancient fort from the Medieval period where the Great sage Changdev ...

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Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Akole Tehsil of Ahmednagar District. Located on the Sahyadri mountain ranges which is part of Western Ghats in Maharashtra. The distance is 140 kms Ahmednagar city.

The weather becomes quite pleasant because of the heavy rains that bring mesmerising fog along. The sanctuary area is most rugged, hilly and difficult to get accessibility. The area is part of Sahyadri and Kalsubai is the highest peak of western ghats in the state. Wildlife Sanctuary is the nature's heaven, which is the home to varieties of flora and fauna. ...

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Kedareshwar Cave Temples
145 kms from Ahmednagar city limits
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Kedareshwar Cave Temple is located at Harishchandragad, a hill fort in Ahmednagar district. The fort is a popular trekking location. Kedareshwar Cave Temple is much different from other temples. It is situated in a cave and also presence of water all year round makes the temple one of the unique temples not just in Maharashtra but in India as well. The cave is located at a distance of 145 kms from Ahmednagar.

A Shiva Linga of about five feet is situated at the centre of the cave. One has to wade through waist deep and ice cold water to reach the Shiva Linga. Though there were four p...

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The Kot Bagh Nizam is one of the major tourist sites in Ahmednagar. Renowned as the Garden of Victory, Kot Bagh Nizam was constructed by Ahmed Nizam Shah, who was also popular by the name of Malik Ahmed, in the year 1499.

'Bagh' in Kot Bagh Nizam is an urdu term for garden. It is a historical garden sprawled around the Ahmednagar Fort, built by Ahmed Nizam Shah aka Malik Ahmed, to commemorate his victory over Bahmani kings in the year 1499. This is reason why it is called as the ‘Garden of Victory;. Ahmed Nizam is the founder of Ahmednagar whose foundation had been laid in 1494, wh...

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Maldhok Pakshi Reserve Forest
108 kms from Ahmednagar city limits
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Maldhok Bird Sanctuary, also known as Maldhok Pakshi Reserve Forest, in Morwad, Maharashtra is located at a distance of 108 kms from Ahmednagar.

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 hectares. Maldhok bird Sanctuary, the home of Maldhok chook, Sprawling over a sizeable area of grassy plains, the sanctuary is a popular vacation spot for chook watchers. Mongoose, squirrels and deer a...

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Meher Baba's Samadhi, located around 10 kms from Ahmednagar is a memorial built for Meher Baba in 1938, nearly 30 years before his death. The place located on the hills of Meherabad initially just consisted of a cabin of bamboo matting and tin in the year of 1927. Later in July the same year, the makeshift cabin was replaced by a stone and wooden structure. Slowly the room began to take shape and Meher Baba shifted to the room in seclusion.

The post office building was demolished on government orders and the black stones from the building replaced the old stone walls at the Samadhi...

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Mount Kalsubai, Bhandardara
183 kms from Ahmednagar city limits
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Mount Kalsubai is a high peak mountain range of the Western Ghats. It is the crown jewel of the mountain ranges of Maharashtra. It is at a distance of 183 kms from Ahmednagar City Centre

It's summit is situated at a commendable height of 1646 metres(5400 feet). It is the highest point in the state of Maharashtra. The Kalsubai peak harnesses some parts of the Harishchandragadh Wildlife Sactuary. This draws the attention of nature lovers. Also, the Kalsubai peak attracts trekkers and devotees to hike all the way up to the Kalsubai temple. Avid Trekkers usually visit the peak during mo...

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Mula Dam
53 kms from Ahmednagar city limits
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Mula Dam is located at a distance of 53 kms from Ahmednagar city.

Also called as Dnyaneshwar Sagar Dam, Mula Dam is situated near the Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth and is used for irrigation purposes in Rahuri, Newasa, Shevgaon and Pathardi taluka. Popular for its beautiful surroundings and boating facilities, the dam is one of the popular picnic spots around Ahmednagar. With the storage capacity of around 26 TMC, the dam supplies drinking water to Ahmednagar city and its adjoining areas. For Ahmednagar district, which comes under dry zone and hence faces immense water scarcity, t...

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Pedgaon Fort and Temples
75 kms from Ahmednagar city limits
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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 ...

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Randha Falls
140 kms from Ahmednagar city limits
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At a distance of 140 kms from Ahmednagar City, in the Rajur - Bhandardara road in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra is the Randha Waterall.

Randha waterfall is formed over Pravara River and cascades down from a height of 170 feet into a beautiful gorge. Considered as one of the prominent waterfalls in Ahmednagar, the jaw-dropping Randha Falls is a must visit place during monsoon and also one of the popular places to visit in Bhandardara. It is the chief source of hydro power in the Bhandardara region. There is a temple on the banks of the river and a viewpoint just above the falls...

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Ratangadh Fort, Bhandardara
159 kms from Ahmednagar city limits
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Ratangadh Fort is a fort situated in Ratan Wadi , Bhandardara. It is situated at a distance of 159 kms from Ahmednagar City Centre.

It is rock peak formed of natural circumstances with a huge cavity on the top of it. The fort is 400 years old. It overlooks the lush fields of Bhandardara. In November, the fort is decorated with flowering plants, making it an ideal time to visit the historic fort. Generally, the months between October and February are the best time to visit the fort. It takes 5 hours to trek up the fort.

Along with the needle shaped rocks, The view of Lak...

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Sai Baba Temple, Shirdi
85 kms from Ahmednagar city limits
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Sai Baba Temple is a holy shrine that is dedicated to Sai Baba which attracts millions of devotees from many years. Shird is called the Land of Sai. Sai Baba Temple is located at Shirdi, around 85 kms from Ahmednagar. Shirdi is a small town which is 58 kms from Manmad in the state of Maharashtra. The nearest railway station to this temple is sited at Manmad. From Manmad, regular services of buses and Taxis are available for Shirdi.

Sai Baba temple at Shirdi is famous for its wish fulfillment and healing. Thousands of devotees pledge to visit the temple each year when their desires ...

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Sandhan Valley
168 kms from Ahmednagar city limits
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Sandhan Valley, "The Great Canyon" in the Sahyadri ranges which is combination of a canyon and a valley. Located in the Ahmednagar district, India near the famous fort Ratangad. Sandhan valley is undoubtedly The Valley of Shadows. It is located at a distance of 168 kms from Ahmednagar.

A perfect blend of a rugged canyon and a lush valley,Needless to say, the journey is full of photography opportunities. The fascinating landscape of the region will leave you awe-struck. Experience the true essence of adventure with a trekking and camping experience. Trek is a unique experience comb...

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Shani Mandir Shingnapur
35 kms from Ahmednagar city limits

Shani Shingnapur in the Indian state of Maharashtra Situated in Ahmednagar, the village is known for its popular temple of Shani, the Hindu god associated with the planet (grah) Saturn. Shingnapur is 35 kms from Ahmednagar city.

Shingnapur is also famous for the fact that no house in the village has doors, only door frames. Despite this, officially no theft was reported in the village although there were reports of theft. The temple is believed to be a "jagrut devasthan" meaning that a deity still resides in the temple icon. Villagers believe that god Shani punishes anyone attemp...

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Siddheswar Temple, Parner is in the Ahmednagar district in the taluka Parner. Siddheswar Temple is situated at a distance of 40 kms from the city centre of Ahmednagar. The location of temple is such that it can be treated as a picnic spot on a short weekend.

The Siddheswar temple is an architectural as well as natural beauty. the temple is surrounded by hills and many small water bodies including a waterfall. Siddheswar temple is dedicated for Lord Shiva. There are many other temples of Lord Vittal and other gods nearby Siddheswar temple. The Taluka of Parner got its name because s...

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One of the beloved gods, venerated amongst Hindus is the elephant headed god Ganesha. The god of wisdom is the presiding deity at the Siddhivinayak Temple, located around 89 kms from Ahmednagar. Ashtavinayaka consists of eight shrines dedicated to Lord Ganesha of which Siddhivinayak temple is one.

The temple built upon a hillock which is surrounded by lush greenery consisting of Babul trees. The devotees also perform pradikshana braving the thorny shrubs found in the forest to please Lord Ganesh. The idol here is unique compared to all other Ganesha idols. The trunk is turned to th...

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Sree Datta Devastanam, Ahmednagar
Within Ahmednagar city limits

Sree Datta Kshetra Devastanam is the biggest Dattatreya temple in the world. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Datta Bhagvan.

The site was the meditation and Veda teaching school founded by Sri Ramkrishna Saraswati Shirsagar Maharaj of the Lord Dattatreya family. The old temple complex is adjacent and houses the students who come here to learn Vedas. This is recently constructed temple shrine whereas the older temple and niwas sthan of Sri Shirsagar Maharaj is in older Building. All the Pujas by devotees and hom havan is done in new temple complex. One can enjoy the Festive ...

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St. John's Catholic Church was believed to be constructed during the reign of the Britishers, when majority of their units were stationed at Ahmednagar. In 1817, the Auxiliary Horsed Cavalry, the first British Army unit arrived at this place. Till 1830, large contingent of troops of East India Company were sent at the site.

St. John’s Catholic Church is the fine display of the architecture belonging to the British era. In the 18th century, major number of military units were positioned at Ahmednagar, but there were no shrines situated near to them for their sacred revival, even the...

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Takali Dhokeshwar
43 kms from Ahmednagar city limits
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Takali Dhokeshwaris a village in Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra, India. It is located at the intersection of the Mumbai - Vishakhapattanam highway (National Highway 222) and the Satara - Nashik road (State Highway 50). It is located at a distance of 43 kms from Ahmednagar city.

Takali Dhokeshwar Cave Temple (5th century) is located around 3 kms from Takali village in Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra (near Shirur on Pune-Ahmednagar highway, after one takes the road for Anna Hazare's Ralegaon Siddhi village). The cave has a fortification around it. In the cave, there are Shiva, Parv...

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Trimbakji Dengale's Wada
90 kms from Ahmednagar city limits
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Trimbakji Dengale's Wada Nimgaojali is a small village located in Sangamner taluka of Ahmednagar district. The village came into public interest only in the final phase of the Maratha empire. Trimbakji's Wada has now lost its earlier magnificence. Some of the portions of this two-centuries old structure are in very bad conditions, some may even say it is in ruins at the moment. It is located at a distance of 90 kms from Ahmednagar city.

Trimbakji worked as Bajirao Peshwa's bodyguard. Once he won Peshwa's confidence, he was awarded or handed over the reigns of Peshwa’s kingdom. H...

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Umbrella falls, Ahmednagar
150 kms from Ahmednagar city limits
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The monsoon season in Ahmednagar leads to the most beautifully alluring cascades of Umbrella waterfalls. As the reservoir at Wilson dam built on Pravara river swells with monsoon rains, visitors can enjoy the waterfalls forming mists, creating a heavenly atmosphere. The waterfalls are located around 150 kms from Ahmednagar.

The waterfalls are characteristic of the monsoon months. The dam which was constructed in 1910 is built at a height of 150 m above sea level and is one of the oldest dams in the country. The sluice gates open to create two 60-80 feet cascades which then fall on ...

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Sri Vishal Ganpati Temple of Ahmednagar is situated at merely 2 km from the city centre in the southern part of the city near Maliwada bus stand. It is one of the most famous spiritual places in and near Ahmednagar. This temple is very popular and considered highly powerful in the Ahmednagar region.

Sri Vishal Ganpati Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, who is considered as gram devta in this region. Sri Vishal Ganpati Temple is believed to be 100 years old. According to stories decades back devotees saw Lord Ganesha’s idol sweating. From then this temple gained a lot of fame amo...

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Vriddheshwar Mandir, Ahmednagar
59 kms from Ahmednagar city limits
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Vriddheswar temple is located at a distance of 59 kms from Ahmednagar city. Tourists can avail bus and cab services to reach the place.

Vriddheshwar Temple, one of the holy sites of Hindus, is situated in the villages of Ghatsiras at the Pathardi Taluka of the Ahmednagar District. The temple is visited during Ashadhi Ekadashi and Mahashivratri. Located in the beautiful deep valley, the region is renowned for cultivating a wide variety of Ayurvedic plants. The is a temple of Mahadeva (Lord Adinathji Vriddheshwar Temple) in the beautiful deep valley. The place is in the area of villag...

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