Ahmednagar near Pune is the largest district in the state of Maharashtra. The place has a rich historical heritage. The town of Ahmednagar was founded by Ahmed Shah Nizam Shah. It houses the Ahmednagar fort where many freedom fighters including Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru were imprisoned during Indian freedom movement. He wrote his world famous book "Discovery Of India" sitting in Ahmednagar Fort.

Ahmednagar has the maximum number of sugar factories in India. The foremost cooperative sugar factory in Asia was established at Pravara Nagar.

Ahmednagar lies about 73 miles northeast of Pune. Ahmednagar is one of the foremost industrial districts having industries like automobile, electronics, heavy industries, agriculture equipment, sugar co-operative, etc. Ahmednagar has the biggest cricket stadium in Maharashtra provided with international standard sporting facilities.

Ahmednagar District is known as the spiritual center of India. It witnessed the great souls like Dyaneshwar, Sai baba, Sant Tukaram, Meher baba and many more.

Ahmednagar has profound influence of the Mughal architecture. It is an important religious place for the Muslim Community.

Meher Baba first came to the then city of Ahmednagar in 1923. He stayed at Khushru Quarters. This has later been made the current location of the Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust. He stayed here for a very long time and while staying in this city for such a long period he has made Ahmednagar a location for his work.

So you must not miss the city of Ahmednagar because this has long been the place of notable landmarks of nation's history.

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Last Updated on : 23 May 2013