Ahmednagar is a small town in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It derives its name from its founder Ahmad Nizam Shah I who established the town in 1494 after a victory against the powerful Bahamani empire. A number of palaces and monuments of the Nizam Shahi dynasty founded by Ahmad Nizam Shah I are found here. The Ahmednagar fort needs a special mention amongst them all. Built in the 15th century, this fort is considered as impenetrable. Although it has faced several invasions by many rulers, the fort has remained intact. During India’s Independence struggle, the British confined the entire Congress Working Committee along with Jawaharlal Neheru in this fort in 1944. Some of the rooms inside the fort have been converted into museum. It is presently under Indian National Military force.
Other notable places to visit in Ahmednagar are the Tomb of Salabat Khan II, Baugh Rauza preserving the tomb of the founder of the town and the Tank museum which has a collection of tanks.Religious destinations like Shani Shinganapur, Mohata Devi and Meherabad can be visited from Ahmednagar. It is also home to the Indian Armoured Corps Centre & School (ACC&S) where military training and recruitment takes place. Although the city is not much developed, it has its own charm.