Explore Ahmednagar: One Day Guide For History Nerds

The district of Ahmednagar is a three hour drive away or 121kms away from Pune and is a great getaway location if you are curious to know all about the Maratha pride. The town was built by Ahmad Nizam Shah I in 1494 when he won a battle against superior Bahamani forces.

If you are planning to explore someplace different from our regular vacation spots in the state, there are several trains and busses from Pune that'll transport you to this town. Here are the top 5 places to visit in Ahmednagar:

Ahmednagar Fort

One of the most famous attractions in Ahmendnagar is the Ahmednagar Fort which is a must visit for all your history geeks out there. The Ahmednagar Fort is known for it’s high bastions, tricky passages, tall watch-towers, trenches and many other defence systems, which makes this fort an exciting place. Trek to the top of the fort and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the town. Getting to the fort is easy, it's easily accessible by road. But if you're keen on hiking up, locals around will guide you. The walkway is better maintained than most other forts, so this is relatively an easy hike. It's open to the public from 10am to 5pm, so you can't camp here overnight. 

Cavalry Tank Museum

If you are into War history like a lot of us, then this museum will definitely excite you. Built in 1994, the museum is known to be one of the oldest and most prominent museums when it comes to War cavalry and is one of a kind in all of Asia. From tanks to self-propelled guns, specialist vehicles and armoured cars, the museum has played a very important role in the country’s security over a different period. All over the museum, you can explore descriptive boards that give detailed information about tanks from WWI and WWII. You can also check out  the tanks that perform specialised services such as aircrew recovery, bridge laying, mine-detonation, and dozing.The museum remains open for public even during the Republic Day and Independence Day so make sure you plan your trip around that time.

The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm. It's closed on Mondays. The entry fee is INR 10, and there's an extra charge for photography and videography inside the museum.

Vishal Ganpati Temple

Considered as one of the most sacred Ganesh temples in Maharashtra, Vishal Ganpati Temple dates back almost a 100 years. It is located in the southern part of Ahmednagar city, very near to Maliwada bus stand. The temple is beautifully constructed with pristine white marble which makes the temple look very aesthetic.

Religious Establishments

Vishal Ganpati Temple

Maliwada, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra

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    Nighoj

    If you are looking to explore someplace a little out of the box, head to Nighoj with your gang that is a tiny village in the Ahmednagar district. Nighoj, known as the Moonland of Maharashtra, is a tiny village about 90kms from Pune. This location is known for having natural potholes on the banks of river Kukadi and the Malganga Temple that is located in front of the river. These potholes, locally known as Ranjan Khaled, are believed to be the largest in Asia. Several experts across the globe often visit to see the phenomenon.