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Ahmednagar is the main city of Ahmednagar District in the state of Maharashtra. It is located about 120 km northeast of Pune, 300 km east of Mumbai and 120 km from Aurangabad. The name of the city originated from the name of the founder, Ahmed Shah Nizam Shah.

The history of Ahmednagar dates back to the Mauryan era. The place is mentioned in the reference of Mauryan Emperor Ashok (240 BC) as a hamlet neighbouring the present city and bypass between Junner and Paithan. The town was established by Ahmad Nizam Shah at Bhingar (an ancient city) in 1494.

The Nizam Shahi dynasty, set up by Ahmad Nizam, lasted until its conquest by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1636. In 1759, the destination was taken over by the Peshwa of the Marathas, and in 1790, it was given up to the Maratha chief Daulat Rao Sindhia. In 1817, it came in the possession of the British from the Marathas as per the terms of the Treaty of Poona.

Ahmednagar District has also been the spiritual centre of Western India with many spiritually enlightened souls like Dyaneshwar, Sai Baba, Saint Tukaram and Meher Baba hailing from here.

Ahmednagar is located on the left banks of the Sina River. Three physical divisions namely, Western Hilly Region, Central Plateau Region and the region of northern and southern plains describe the geography of Ahmednagar. Mula, Paravara, Dhora and Sina are the important rivers of Ahmednagar.

 

 

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Ahmednagar is the main city of Ahmednagar District in the state of Maharashtra. It is located about 120 km northeast of Pune, 300 km east of Mumbai and 120 km from Aurangabad. The name of the city originated from the name of the founder, Ahmed Shah Nizam Shah.

Hotels near Ahmednagar

Udayanraje Palace

Hotel Udayanraje Palace, palace over the most enticing promenade in the fashionable center of Ahmednagar City.


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Iris Premiere

Iris Premiere Ahmednagaris a boutique business hotel. Centrally located, Iris Premiere is situated in close proximity of 5 min from Ahmednagar station and bus terminal.


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