Known For : Panchvati Sula Vineyard Dudhsagar falls, Nasik
Nasik is a religious Hindu city, host to the Kumbh Mela every 12 years. It also makes for a perfect wine tasting destination. Nashik (Nasik), named after a relic associated with Ramayana, is a city in Maharashtra located on the banks of river Godavari. Nashik plays host to the famous Kumbh Mela every 12 years. The city is home to plenty of exotic temples and is known in Hindu mythology as the place where Ravana's sister, Surpanakha, tried to seduce Lord Ram and got her nose cut off by Lakshman in the process.
Distance from Ahmednagar: 163 km
Best Time: July to March
Known For : Grishneshwar Temple Bibi ka Maqbara The Ajanta caves
Aurangabad, which was declared by the Government as the Tourism Capital of Maharashtra back in 2010, is a famous tourist hub which greets its visitors with a richly woven tapestry of sights and sounds. The city got its name for being the erstwhile capital of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in the 17th century AD. The town is used as the base to explore the extremely famous caves of Ajanta and Ellora, Daulatabad Fort which is renowned for its strong defence systems, Mausoleums of Aurangzeb and Bibi-Ka-Maqbara famous for its architecture and Grishneshwar Temple, one of the only 12 Shiva Jyotirlingas in India.
Distance from Ahmednagar: 114 km
Best Time: October to March
Known For : Rajwada Lal Bagh Palace Khajrana Temple
Indore is the most populous city of Madhya Pradesh. The charm of this city lies in its rich cultural heritage which has been preserved over centuries and along with the hints of urbanisation. The city of Indore gets its name from Indreshwar Mahadev temple. It is believed that Lord Indra meditated on this land and led Swami Indrapuri to establish this temple.
Distance from Ahmednagar: 490 km
Best Time: July to March
Known For : Kondana Caves Peth Fort Trekking in Karjat
Karjat, a quaint little village is the last station of Thane district in Maharashtra. The river Ulhas finds its origin in Karjat and trekking and historical spots make it a popular destination for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. It is 90kms from Mumbai and has gained importance because it connects Pune and Lonavala station to Mumbai.
Distance from Ahmednagar: 204 km
Best Time: June to September
Spread across an area of 2.17 sq.km., the Rehkuri Sanctuary is home to one of the rare and famous animals, Indian Black Buck. The Sanctuary is located at a distance of about 80 km away from Ahmednagar City in the Karjat Taluk. The Sanctuary serves as a safe haven for nearly 400 Black Bucks. The Blackbuck, called ‘Kalvit’ in Maharashtra, is easily recognised by its magnificent spiral horns, colour and long jump. It is the only member of its genus and is found predominantly in India.
Mistakenly known as Chand Bibi Palace, the monument is the Tomb of Salabat Khan II. Salabat Khan II was a minister of Murtaza, the fourth Nizam Shah King after Changiz Khan was put to death by the king in 1579. This monument is a three-storeyed structure constructed in stone is located on the crest of a hill near the city of Ahmednagar. The Tomb of Salabat Khan II is situated at an altitude of 3080 feet above sea level and around 700 feet above the city.
Known For : Umbrella Falls Wilson Dam Kalsubai Peak
Bhandardara, a hill station nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra, has all the nature's blessings a place can get. The lush greenery, the humble waterfalls and surrounded by high mountains makes for the perfect holiday spot for city dwellers. Situated in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, Bhandardara is 117 km. from Mumbai and is easily accessible through roadways. This little village is packed with so many attractions coupled with the serenity of the nature that it makes for an adventurous weekend to run away from the hustle and bustle of the cities.
Distance from Ahmednagar: 146 km
Best Time: June to March
Kedgaon is a town located about 3 km from the Ahmednagar Railway station. Many people visit the Durga Goddess also known as Renuka Devi Temple in Kedgaon throughout the year. A large number of pilgrims visit this temple especially during the festival of Navratri. Kedgaon is small but has quite pleasant surroundings. There are some shopping areas and restaurants as well.
Best time: January to April, November to December.
Faria Bagh Palace is a historic place which was built back in 1583, for Burhan Shah. One can witness an Indo-Islamic architectural style. It has two floors and a very fascinating play with light and shadow, through its unique interior. It is usually more crowded on weekends. Some other nearby attractions are Kapurbawdi Lake, Ahmednagar Fort, Bagh Rauza etc.
Bagh Rauza in Ahmednagar is a historical monument. It shows a glimpse of Persian and Mughal architecture; and gold inscriptions from the Quran. There are tombs of Ahmed Nizam Shah and several other significant people who were close to the Nizam. It is a clean, serene and pretty garden area. There is a nominal entry fee. The entry timings are from 9:30 a.m to 6:00 p.m. One can opt for any local transport such as a cab, rickshaw or bus.