Location: Sindkhed Raja
Sindkhed Raja is a city and a municipal council in Buldhana district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. and Famous for a palace of Lakhojirao Jadhav. This city is also famous for its political reform. The first MLA from sindkhed Raja was Mr.Jaywantrao K.Kharat.
Sindkhed Raja’s climate is a local steppe climate. In Sindkhed Raja, there is little rainfall throughout the year. The Koppen-Geiger climate classification is BSh. The average annual temperature is 26.2 °C in Sindkhed Raja. In a year, the average rainfall is 721 mm.
Not much is known about the history of this place in ancient time and middle ages. In 1450 A.D., this area was given as jagir to local Kaji by Ala-ud-Din Ahmed Shah Bahmani of the Bahmani Sultanate. By 1550, this area came under the rule of powerful Jadhav dynasty, which ruled the paragana of Sindkhed until 1724. During this period, they kept on shuffling their service with Mughal Empire and Ahmadnagar Sultanate as per the situation. The emergence of Nizam of Hyderabad in south India changed political dynamics in this area. The area comes under control Nizam by 1724. During the latter part of 18th century, this area came under influence of the Shinde dynasty, which ruled it for about 60 years. In 1803, the Nizam of Hyderabad recaptured Sindkhed and restored the rule of Jadhav dynasty. The family lost possessions of the city in 1851 owing to an act of rebellion by Arab troops under their command leading to Sindkhed’s downfall. After the decline of the Nizam’s rule, this area came under direct British rule.
Place of interest
• Sindkhed Raja Fort