Ahmadnagar is a city in Ahmadnagar district in the state of Maharashtra, India, about 120 km northeast of Pune and 114 km from Aurangabad. Ahmadnagar has several dozen buildings and sites from the Nizam Shahi period. Ahmadnagar Fort, once considered almost impregnable, was used by the British to house Jawaharlal Nehru (the first prime minister of India) and other Indian Nationalists before Indian independence. A few rooms there have been converted into a museum. During his confinement by the British at Ahmadnagar Fort in 1944, Nehru wrote the famous book The Discovery of India. Ahmadnagar is home to the Indian Armoured Corps Centre & School (ACC&S), the Mechanised Infantry Regimental Centre (MIRC), the Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (VRDE) and the Controllerate of Quality Assurance Vehicles (CQAV). Training and recruitment for the Indian Army Armoured Corps take place at the ACC&S.
Ahmadnagar is considered to have a desert climate. There is virtually no rainfall during the year in Ahmadnagar. This location is classified as BWh by Koppen and Geiger. The average temperature in Ahmadnagar is 24.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 345 mm.
The town Ahmednagar was founded in 1490 by Ahmad Nizam Shah I on the site of a more ancient city, Bhingar. With the breakup of the Bahmani Sultanate, Ahmad established a new sultanate in Ahmednagar, also known as Nizam Shahi dynasty.
Place of Interests
Mt Kalsubai, Randha Falls, Amruteshwar Temple, Shri Siddhivinayak Temple, Meher Baba’s Samadhi, Vriddheshwar Temple, Bhandardara Lake (Lake Aurthur Hill), Randha Falls, Sandhan Valley.