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Ahmednagar

Ahmednagar

Weather

The town of Ahmednagar is situated far away from the sea. The region experiences hot and dry climatic conditions for the major portion of the year except during the south-west monsoon season. The weather is slightly cooler in the western hilly areas of the city. The cold weather season in Ahmednagar begins in the month of November and lasts till February. The air remains pleasant and dry. The period from the beginning of the month of March to the early half of June consists of the summer season. The south-west monsoons arrive by the end of June and continue till September. The period from the month of October till November comprises the post-monsoon or the retreating south-west monsoon weather. The western part of the region receives greater amount of rainfall. May happens to be the warmest month in the city while December is the coldest. Tourists might experience foggy weather during the months of December and January. The best time to visit Ahmednagar is from October till March.

How To Reach

By Road:

Ahmednagar can be reached via deluxe and regular bus from Aurangabad, situated 110 km away. Buses are also available from Mumbai and Pune.


By Air:

The airport closest to Ahemednagar is Pune Lohegaon Airport which is a domestic airport. It is about 113 km from Ahemednagar. The nearest international airport is Chattrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai, which is well connected with all important international destinations.



By Rail:

Trains run from Pune to Ahmedabad on a regular basis. There are no direct trains from Mumbai.


Overview

Ahmednagar is an important city in Maharashtra state. It is situated at a distance of almost 120 km to the northeast of the city of Pune and about 300 km to the eastern side of Mumbai. Ahmednagar occupies an essential place in the history of India.

 

The city of Ahmednagar is located on the left bank of the River Sina. The town has recently increased in popularity as a thriving tourist destination. Adventure enthusiasts can look forward to indulging in several activities such as trekking, biking, camping.

 

In terms of geographical divisions, the three major rivers of Dhora, Mula and Paravara divide the city into three distinct zones viz. the Central Plateau region, the Western Hilly region and the southern and northern plains. The most important tourist attraction in the city is the Ahmednagar Fort constructed by Ahmed Nizam Shah during the year 1490. The fort consists of a circular design with 18 metre high walls supported by 22 bastions. Other major attractions in the city include the Mahal of Chand Bibi and the Baugh Raza.

 

Ahmednagar is primarily an industrial town which is famous for its bank cooperatives, milk production and sugar mills. There are more than nineteen large scale sugar factories in the city. Ahmednagar is also renowned as the birthplace of the cooperative movement in India.

 

There are not many opportunities for shopping in Ahmednagar. A few stores and local market places provide tourists with the necessary shopping outlets. Ahmednagar boasts of several restaurants serving variety of cuisine to tourists. The main cuisine in the city belongs to American, Continental and Chinese cuisine. Visitors can look forward to mouth-watering ethnic Konkan cuisine and Marathi fare. The local dhabas in the city serve a wide range of delectable dishes.