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Ahmednagar

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Ahmednagar

Sri Siddhivinayak Temple:

The holy Sri Siddhivinayak Temple is present at Siddhatek, one of the major mountain peaks in the area. This is considered to be the site of penance by Lord Vishnu to gain a boon from Lord Siddheshwar Ganesha. This spot is believed to be one of the 21 sacred areas of Lord Ganesha mentioned in the Indian Puranas.

 

Madhi:

Madhi is the final resting place of Sri Chaitanya Kanifnath Maharaj who was one among the nine nath persons. The tomb remains adorned with magnificent carvings and stones. The nomadic Gopala tribe established community courts in the area to solve familial and social issues. A holy procession takes place in the region during the time of Holi. The highlight of Madhi is the Donkey Bazaar.

 

Anand Dham:

The Anand Dham was erected in the memory of Shri Anand Rishiji Maharaj who passed away in the year 1992. He devoted himself to a life of service to humanity and spiritual pursuits. He helped set up different religious, educational and ailing institutions for the benefit of the society.

 

Shani Shingnapur:

This village is famous for not possessing any locks or door frames in the homes. The locals believe that Shani Dev safeguards them and their property from any sort of crime or theft. Both tourists and devotees visit this village on the day of Shani Amavasya or the new moon. The temple dedicated to Lord Shani houses an idol carved out of a slab of rock. The temple premises also houses the tomb of Udasi Baba.

 

Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary:

This wildlife sanctuary is situated in the Akole Tehsil region of the district of Ahmednagar, on the face of the Shayadari Hills. The Kalsubai Peak is located at an average elevation of almost 1,646 m. This peak is one of the greatest peaks of the Western Ghats. The sanctuary is home to several varieties of flora and fauna.

 

Ahmednagar Fort:

Erected by Malik Ahmed in the 15th-16th century, the Ahmednagar Fort boasts of 18 m high walls that remain supported by 22 bastions. The fort was earlier used as a prison for housing captured soldiers. The fort is now under the military control of the Indian government.

 

Bagh Rauza:

The grave of Ahmed Nizam Shah, the Bagh Rauza is also known as the Garden of the Shrine. The stunning structure has been established with black stones and the dome of the monument contains gold inscriptions from the Quran.

 

Tank Museum:

The Cavalry Tank Museum is the first of its type in the whole of Asia. The museum showcases various sorts of tanks used by rulers during different time periods. Inauguration of the museum took place in the year 1994.

 

Ahmednagar Historical Museum: 

The Ahmednagar historical museum is history lover’s delight with a collection of above 12000 manuscripts, 8000 coins, 50,000 historical documents. It also houses several royal artifacts. A 66 m long horoscope and an 18th century map of India printed at London displayed here are few to mention.

 

Chand Bibi Palace and Salabat Khan Tomb: 

The tomb of Salabat Khan II is a historically important monument in Ahemednagar. This three-storied octagonal structure is worth visiting.

 

Fazia Bagh Palace: 

This octagonal structure on the sides of a lake is in ruins now, but still worth visiting for the magnificent view of the lake it offers.