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Ahmednagar is a city in the Maharashtra district in the Indian state. It is situated 114 kilometers from Aurangabad and 120 kilometers northeast of Pune. Ahmed Nizam Shah I, who established Ahmednagar in 1494 on the site of a battlefield where he defeated superior Bahamani forces, is credited with giving the town its name. The location of village of Bhingar was nearby. Following the dissolution of the Bahmani Sultanate, Ahmad founded the Nizam Shahi dynasty in Ahmednagar, another sultanate.

Numerous structures and locations in Ahmednagar date back to the Nizam Shahi era.

Before India gained its independence, the British housed Jawaharlal Nehru, the country’s first prime minister, and other Indian Nationalists at Ahmednagar Fort, which was previously thought to be nearly impregnable. A small portion of such spaces has been turned into a museum. Nehru wrote the famous book The Discovery of India while imprisoned by the British at Ahmednagar Fort in 1944. The Mechanized Infantry Regimental Center (MIRC), the Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (VRDE), the Indian Armoured Corps Centre & School (ACC&S), and the Controllerate of Quality Assurance Vehicles are all located in Ahmednagar (CQAV). The ACC&S is the location of training and recruitment for the Indian Army Armoured Corps.

Ahmednagar is a small town with less development than Mumbai and Pune, two villages neighboring western Maharashtra. 19 sugar plants are located in Ahmednagar, which is also where the cooperative movement got its start. Ahmednagar frequently experiences drought since it receives little rainfall. The predominant language used for communication in daily life is Marathi. Ahmednagar recently released a development plan for the city for the year 2031.

On the site of the city of Bhingar, Ahmad Nizam Shah I constructed Ahmednagar in 1490. Following the dissolution of the Bahmani Sultanate, Ahmad founded the Nizam Shahi dynasty in Ahmednagar, another sultanate.

It was one of the Deccan sultanates and existed until Shah Jahan the Mughal conquered it in 1636. The final Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb, died in Ahmednagar and was buried in Aurangabad in 1707; a small monument marks the location. Aurangzeb spent the last years of his rule (1681–1707) in the Deccan.

The Nizam of Hyderabad gave the property to the Peshwa of the Marathas in 1759, and the Peshwa later ceded it to the Maratha leader Daulat Rao Sindhia in 1795. A British force led by Richard Wellesley besieged and eventually took Ahmednagar. Following its restoration to the Marathas, Ahmednuggur once more fell under British control in 1817 due to the stipulations of the Treaty of Poona.

Indian Armoured Corps Centre & School (ACC&S), Mechanized Infantry Regimental Center (MIRC), Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (VRDE), and Controllerate of Quality Assurance Vehicles are all located at the military installation Ahmednagar (CQAV). The ACC&S is the location of training and recruitment for the Indian Army Armoured Corps. Previously, the city served as the Indian base for several British Army formations, including the Royal Tank Corps and Indian Armoured Corps. The town is home to Asia’s most significant military tank display and the second largest in the world.

Ahmednagar has a hot, semi-arid climate because it is located in the Western Ghats’ rain shadow region. Pre-monsoon months from March to June are the most desirable of the year, while monsoon rainfall averages less than a third of what Mumbai experiences and approximately a tenth of what Mahabaleshwar, located on the mountain summit, experiences.


Fort Ahmednagar

The Ahmednagar Fort (Ahmadnagar Qilaa) is a fort in Maharashtra close to the Bhingar Nala. It served as the Ahmednagar Sultanate’s administrative center. In 1803, during the Second Anglo-Maratha War, the British captured it. In the British Raj, it served as a prison. Currently, the Indian Army’s Armoured Corps is in charge of running the fort.

Major Attributes

The Ahmednagar Fort had twenty-four bastions, one big entrance, and three small ports in 1803. It was spherical. It had a glacis but no covered pathway; a ditch that was approximately 18 feet (5.5 meters) wide, revetted with stone on both sides and filled with water all around. However, the water only came up to about 6 or 7 feet (2.1 meters) below the top of the scarp. Long reeds grew in the ditch all about. Only a few yards separated the berm’s sides. The parapet was made of chunam brick, and the rampart was made of black-hewn stone. Together, they appeared to be no taller than a field officer’s tent pole from the glacial crest. The round bastions were all around 4+12 feet higher. One had eight cannons mounted on a barbet and was facing east; the others all had four jingies. Two guns were visible in each bastion in 1803, and 200 were reportedly waiting to be installed inside the fort.

The Pettah of Ahmednagar was a gunshot to the west of the fort. The fort’s main gate, which fronted the pettah, was guarded by a tiny, half-circular structure with one traverse and several miniature artificial turrets. A timber bridge that could be removed during a conflict crossed the ditch, although it was not a drawbridge. It was said that a charcoal fire or other combustibles could be lit in an iron trough the size of the bridge that could be put on it or its supports and lit when an enemy approached. The fort is also known as Bhuikot Killa, which denotes that it is built on flat ground and not on a hill. It should not be confused with other Bhuikot Killas in Maharashtra, such as the Solapur Bhuikot Killa.

A small river arrived from the north, wound around the pettah’s west flank, and passed by the fort to its south. A nullah also entered the river from the north, passing between the fort and the town of Bhingar, about a gunshot to the east. A small hill or rising terrain to the east and nearby Bhingar presented a potential defensive weakness from which siege weapons could fire on the fort.

A mile or more to the north, two nills or covered aqueducts served the pettah and the town before entering the fort either beneath or through the ditch where the wastewater was dumped.

The sally ports’ passageways did not cross the ditch, and no aqueduct structure could be seen above the trench. The aqueduct from Bhingar ran beneath the nullah with steep banks that passed just 60 yards from the fort. The nullah had no bridge or even a prominent crossing place; therefore, there was no direct path connecting the fort with the town of Bhingar.

There were numerous tiny pagodas and mosques surrounding the fort and the pettah. Still, none were located precisely between the fort and Bhingar or any closer to the fortress than those two settlements.


Malik Ahmad Nizam Shah I, after whom Ahmednagar is named, constructed the fort in 1427. He built the fort as the first sultan of the Nizam Shahi dynasty to protect the city from attackers from the nearby Idar. [4] It was initially constructed of mud, but Hussain Nizam Shah started substantial fortification in 1559. It took four years, but it was completed in 1562. Chand Bibi, the queen regent, successfully repelled the Mughal assault in February 1596. The fort fell to the Mughals when Akbar struck again in 1600.

On February 20, 1707, at 88, Aurangzeb passed away at Ahmednagar Fort. Following Aurangzeb’s demise, the Nizams inherited the fort in 1724, the Marathas in 1759, and the Scindias in 1790. Daulat Scindia had the fort and the surrounding area given to him during the era of unrest in the Maratha Empire following the passing of Madhavrao II. He held the Peshwa diplomat Nana Phadanvis captive at Ahmednagar Fort in 1797.

When Arthur Wellesley defeated the Maratha soldiers in the Second Anglo-Maratha War in 1803, the East India Company took control of the fort.

Current era

Jawaharlal Nehru, Abul Kalam Azad, Sardar Patel, and nine other members of the Indian National Congress were imprisoned in the fort, known as Ahmednagar Fort, by the British Raj for almost three years after they approved the Quit India Resolution. While he was held at the fort, Jawaharlal Nehru penned the famous book The Discovery of India. At the same period, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, a prominent member of the Congress, also put together his well-known “Ghubar-e-Khatir” (Sallies of Mind), which is regarded as the finest example of “Epistolary Essays” in Urdu literature.

Harekrushna Mahatab, the first chief minister of Odisha and the former governor of the then-undivided Bombay State, also wrote three volumes of the state’s history simultaneously. Later, this was released in both Hindi and English translations.

Currently, the Indian Army’s Armoured Corps is in charge of running the fort.

Salabat Khan II’s Tomb

Commonly, but incorrectly, the Tomb of Salabat Khan II is also referred to as Chandbiwi’s Mahel, Chand Bibi Palace, or other similar forms. It is a three-story stone building located 13 kilometers from Ahmednagar in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The tomb is on top of a hill about 3080 feet above sea level and 700–800 feet above the city. It provides excellent views of the surrounding countryside and can be seen from practically anywhere in the city.

The building was supposed to have seven stories, but only three were constructed. The structure is simple and has an eight-sided platform. The tomb appears to rise with significant dignity from the center of an octagon thanks to the specific device of a stone terrace about twelve feet high and 100 yards wide. The tomb has been given angular apertures and an elevation so that sunlight shines on it at dusk.

Construction & Design

The dome that covers the two tombs—one of Salabat Khan and one of his wives—is supported by three piers that feature graceful pointed arches. The monument has an octagonal shape and rises like a tower from a base that is twelve feet wide to a height of seventy feet. A continuous gallery that is twelve feet wide all around extends from its interior face. A tiny stairway that is concealed in the wall leads to the gallery. The three architectural aspects that make this monument unique—the octagon platform, the piers of pointed arches, and its gallery—entitle it to a place of honor among the Islamic monuments of Ahmadnagar, even if it has minimal embellishment associated with it.

In an octagonal basement is the grave of Salabat Khan and his wife. A three-story, 23-meter-tall octagon rises above. The other sides are distinguished by projecting balconies on lotus brackets, while tiers of wide arched arches define each side. Domed bays encircle the double-height octagonal room on eight of its eight sides. The stark yet striking tomb is perched atop a large hilltop terrace with views across the plain to Ahmadnagar, about 10 kilometers to the west.

II Salabat Khan

The fourth Nizam shah, Murtaza, who rose to the throne in 1565, served as Salabat Khan II’s minister. After Murtaza, a half-mad man, executed Changiz Khan in a fit of suspicion and wrath in 1579, Salabat Khan, a great politician, was named minister.

Bibi Chand

Indian Muslim lady warrior Chand Bibi (1550–1599 CE) served as Ahmednagar’s regent during 1596–99 when her son Murtazi was still a minor. She is primarily remembered for defending Ahmednagar from Emperor Akbar’s Mughal soldiers. Ultimately, she was assassinated by a furious mob of her soldiers.

Museum of Cavalry Tanks

In Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India, there is a military museum called the Cavalry Tank Museum. In February 1994, the Armored Corps Center and School has founded it. About 50 old armored battle vehicles are shown in this only museum of its sort in Asia.


The silver Ghost Rolls-Royce armored car is the oldest display (Indian Pattern). The oldest exhibits were used on the battlefields of Cambrai, the Somme, and Flanders during the First World War. Many of the vehicles date back to the Second World War.

An Imperial Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go light tank, a Type 97 Chi-Ha medium tank, a US Sherman Crab mine-flail tank, and a British Centurion Mk. The exhibits include:

  • The main battle tank (MBT).
  • A Nazi German Schwerer Panzerspähwagen light armored car.
  • An Indian Vijayanta MBT.
  • There are also two Churchill Mk. VII infantry tanks and two British Valentine infantry tanks.

A British Archer tank destroyer (based on the Valentine tank), a Canadian Sexton tracked self-propelled artillery vehicle, American M3 Stuart and M22 Locust light tanks, an American M3 medium tank, and a variety of armored cars from various eras and conflicts are also on display.

A Nazi German 88mm anti-aircraft/armor field gun recovered from German forces and which, based on the divisional markings on the artillery piece, may have belonged to the 15th Panzer Division of the Afrika Korps, is also on exhibit at the museum.

Some war-trophy tanks, including the American-built M47 Patton medium tank, a WWII-era Chaffee, and a Cold War-era M41 Walker Bulldog, were taken from the Pakistani military during the Indo-Pakistani Wars of 1965 and 1971. A 1950s PT-76 amphibious/light tank and an Indian AMX-13 light tank of French descent are also on display.

The housing of memorabilia from every unit of the Indian Army’s Armoured Corps is located on Memory Hill within the museum. The museum is open every day of the week (excluding Mondays) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Each person must pay an entrance fee of Rs. 50 (fifty rupees), plus extra charges for taking photos and recording videos.

Exhibited Vehicles:

  • Tank Vijayanta.
  • Armoured Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.
  • Valentine’s tank was made in Britain.
  • Mk VII Churchill tank.
  • I, Matilda (tank).
  • Ha-Go light tank, type 95.
  • Robert Crab Tank, mine flail.
  • Tank Centurion MK II.
  • Armoured vehicle, the Schwerer Panzerspähwagen.
  • Stuart M3.
  • Locust M22.
  • Chaffee M24
  • Walker Bulldog M41.


Meherabad was originally an ashram founded by Meher Baba near Arangaon village, India, about 9 kilometers (6 mi) south of Ahmednagar, in 1923. Meherabad (Meher meaning “friend” from Iranian “Mihir,” ultimately from Old Persian “Mithra”; abad meaning a prosperous settlement or a flourishing colony) has become a popular tourist destination. Meher Baba’s samadhi (shrine/tomb) is now there, along with facilities and housing for pilgrims. Numerous structures are connected to Baba’s early years of service, disciple cemeteries, lodging options for pilgrims, and philanthropic organizations. Countless Baba devotees reside or work in the area. A free dispensary and school are also present.

Meherabad, built in May 1923, was Meher Baba and his followers’ first permanent abode in the Ahmednagar area. Meher Baba relocated his home north, 24 kilometers (15 miles) away on the opposite side of Ahmednagar, to Meherabad in 1944.

The main administrative building for the Meher Baba pilgrim retreat is known as the Meher Pilgrim Center (sometimes written “Centre”). Between March 15 and June 15 each year, the Pilgrim Center and Pilgrim Retreat are closed due to the intense Indian summer. The 88,000 square foot (8,200 m2) Meher Pilgrim Retreat was established on June 15, 2006, and new pilgrim facilities were created.

Blackbuck Sanctuary in Rehekuri

The Indian Black Buck, a rare and well-known species, is housed at the 2.17 sq. km.-sized Rehkuri Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is situated in the Karjat Taluk, around 80 kilometers from Ahmednagar City. Nearly 400 Black Bucks find refuge in The Sanctuary.

The Maharashtrian term for the blackbuck, “Kalvit,” is its spectacular spiral horns, bright color, and significant jump. It is the only species in its genus found chiefly in India. Only four reserves in India can proudly claim the house and preserve the blackbuck, often known as the Indian Antelope. One of the best sites to see blackbucks is the Maharashtra-based Rehekuri Blackbuck Sanctuary. When the Sanctuary was founded in the 1980s, there were just 15 blackbucks left in the area. Rehekuri is home to 400 or so blackbucks, making it a remarkable example of long-term conservation. Additionally, the Sanctuary is home to various animals and birds. The most significant ways to explore the Sanctuary are on a jeep safari from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM and by walking or trekking with a guide.

Animals and Plants
Low-lying grassy plains and somewhat forested environments are where blackbucks love to live. The Rehekuri Blackbuck Sanctuary is a vast region of lush grasslands surrounded by a dry deciduous scrub forest. Although blackbucks are the dominant species, the refuge is home to various other animals and birdlife. Other creatures in the Sanctuary that can be seen on safaris and treks include the Indian fox, spotted chinkara, wolves, Indian jackal, striped hyena, and porcupines. The refuge is renowned for drawing numerous bird species, including peafowl and the Indian bustard.

Ideal Season to Visit
The Sanctuary is best visited from August to January. Due to the pleasant and manageable temperatures, the monsoon season from mid-June to October and the winter season from October to January are the best times to visit Rehekuri. The summers can get relatively warm from February through June, making it difficult to see wildlife on foot or a safari.

How to Reach
The Rehekuri Blackbuck Sanctuary is located 8 kilometers from the town of Karjat and 150 km from Pune.
By air: Pune’s airport is the closest.
By rail, the Sanctuary is 60 kilometers from Daund Railway Station and 66 kilometers from Ahmadnagar Railway Station.
By car: numerous cities, including Pune, Aurangabad (114 km), Nasik (156 km), Beed (127 km), and Solapur, have convenient access to the Sanctuary (226km). The Sanctuary can be viewed from the main road itself because it is so close to Karjat, and the most popular route to get there is Pune-Patas-Bhigwan-Karjat-Rehekuri. The Pune-Daund-Shrigonda-Rehekuri route is another option. Rehekuri is 320 kilometres from Mumbai. There are numerous lodging alternatives in the renowned town of Karjat. One can also get a room at the government guest house inside the Sanctuary as an alternative.

Gawali, Pimpri

The village of Pimpri Gawali is located in the Parner Taluka of the Ahmednagar District of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

It is highly recognized for its agricultural and watershed development and is only approximately 25 km from Ahmednagar. Due to a higher birth rate of female infants, this hamlet was awarded the “Goduli Gram Puraskar” by the Mankanhiayya Trust of Dr. Sudha Kankariya.

Model Town

This town was chosen for the Maharashtra government’s “Model Village” program. Anna Hazare selected this community because of its location and potential for watershed development efforts. The villagers’ inspiration and motivation for successfully implementing the “Adarsh Gaon Yojana” come from Anna Hazare and Popatrao Pawar. The villagers spent Rs. 45 lac on a moving earth excavator for their watershed works.

Regional autonomy (gram panchayat)

The gram panchayat is the basic tier of local government. The gram sabha chose seven people to serve on it. The Panchayat is being computerized using money from the 13th Finance Commission. The gram panchayat gave all qualified individuals interested in working on MG-NREGA Work job cards. The Maharashtra government presented the gram panchayat with the “Mahatma Gandhi Tanta Mukti Village Award” in 2011. Grampanchayat took the initiative to finish installing toilets in every home, and it succeeded roughly 80%.

A cooperative building

Before independence, the village created a Primary Agriculture Co-operative Society. About 120 of its members are producers. Anandrao Tatyaba Ransigh is the chairman as of 2013. In the 1980s, Krishivaibhav Co-operative Dairy was founded, reviving the village’s economy. Ramchandra Mandge led the Ahmednagar District Co-op Milk Producers Society.


Farming is the principal occupation of the vast majority of people. The region had a “white revolution” because of cooperative institutions, and this small village now produces roughly 5000 gallons of milk daily. One of the most critical aspects of the agricultural economy is livestock, which is also one of the farmer’s most prized belongings. Most agricultural tasks, including harrowing, hoeing, irrigation, haulage, etc., are completed with a. Milk is produced by cows. Most of the organic manure utilized on farms comes from cattle. Farmers should consider poultry because of the guaranteed market based on contract farming. Five poultry barns in the village can hold a combined total of roughly 25,000 birds.

Cropping style

The majority of the population works in agriculture. There are no irrigation canals, and the area is rain-fed. Therefore, tube wells are essential to agriculture. Moong, Bajara, and pigeon peas are consumed during the Kharif season. The main crop of Rabi Jowar is maize. Few farmers harvest groundnuts and onions in the summer. Pomegranate orchards are one example of the high-value horticultural crops that farmers are now switching to.

People Also Ask:

Which is fort in Ahmednagar?

One of the earliest forts in India is the Ahmednagar Fort, often referred to as Kot Bagh Nizam. The fort has been standing for more than 400 years, was built in the 16th century, and has a fascinating history. From 1490 A.D., it served as the royal residence and the administrative hub for the Nizam Shahi Dynasty.

Who captured the fort of Ahmadnagar?

There were disputes among the Maratha Noblemen following the death of Sawai Madhavrao Peshwa in 1795. As payment for his assistance in elevating Bajirao Peshwa to the position of Peshwa, Daulatrao Sindia took the fort of Ahmednagar from him in 1797.

Why is Ahmednagar famous?

The largest district in the State is Ahmednagar. In addition to being the birthplace of the cooperative movement, it is home to 19 sugar factories. Cooperatives for milk, sugar, and banks do well here. A brilliant visionary was born in the heart of Maharashtra precisely 100 years ago.

What is the old name of Ahmednagar?

In the early Yadava era, the city was referred to as Bhinar. Malik Amad Nim Shah, who established the Nim Shh dynasty, seized it in 1490. Later, the Mughals, Marathas, and British all conquered the city.

Where is Chand Bibi buried?

Nizam Shah of Deccan gave Mirabutorab Torabi Mashhadi the assignment to transport Chand Bibi’s remains to Mashhad and bury them close to the shrine to Imam Reza.

Who built Chand Bibi tomb?

In the sixteenth century, King Nizami constructed it. This monument, which is near Delhi Gate, is entirely built of black stone.

What is the original name of Chand Bibi Mahal in Ahmednagar?

The tomb is situated on a small hill with a commanding view of the surrounding landscape and is known locally as Chand-bibi-ka-mahal.

Where is Chandbibi?

Chand Bibi; Ahmadnagar Sultanate, Ahmednagar Fort, 1550 CE (now in Maharashtra, India).

When is Cavalry Tank Museum open?

MONDAY9 am- 5 pm
TUESDAY9 am- 5 pm
WEDNESDAY9 am- 5 pm
THURSDAY9 am- 5 pm
FRIDAY9 am- 5 pm
SATURDAY9 am- 5 pm
SUNDAY9 am- 5 pm

In which city of Maharashtra is Meherabad the ashram of Meher Baba located?

Meherabad, built in May 1923, was Meher Baba and his followers’ first permanent abode in the Ahmednagar area. Meher Baba relocated his home north, 24 kilometers (15 miles) away on the opposite side of Ahmednagar, to Meherabad in 1944.

Where is Meher Baba buried?

In Meherabad, he was buried after passing away in 1969. His devotees, frequently referred to as “Baba lovers,” now make pilgrimages to his tomb.

Which sanctuary is famous for blackbuck?

As you might have guessed from the name, the Velavadar Blackbuck Sanctuary is home to hundreds of blackbucks, a rare and endangered species in India. This wildlife sanctuary, an hour’s drive from Bhavnagar in Gujarat, was formerly a private grassland owned by the Maharaja of Bhavnagar.

In which taluka of Ahmednagar district is the Rehekuri blackbuck sanctuary situated?

It is located in the village of Rehkuri, in the Karjat Taluka, around 80 kilometers from Ahmednagar. The sanctuary for the endangered and well-known “Indian Black Bucks” is in Rehkuri.

Is blackbuck found in Maharashtra?

It is located in the village of Rehkuri, in the Karjat Taluka, around 80 kilometers from Ahmednagar. The sanctuary for the endangered and well-known “Indian Black Bucks” is in Rehkuri. Rehkuri Black Buck Refuge is the name given to the monastery. The Rehkuri Black Buck Sanctuary covers 2.17 square feet in total.

Where is blackbuck found in Tamilnadu?

The blackbuck antelope is protected in the Tamil Nadu region of South India at the Vallanadu Wildlife Sanctuary. It is the southernmost location in India where a natural blackbuck population survives, and it is situated on a remote hillside in Vallanadu Village of Srivaikundam Taluk.