Ahmadnagar Fort is about 500 years old and is located at a
distance of 1-km to the east of Ahmadnagar city. Ahmed Nizamshah built the
fort in 1490 AD. It is circular in shape and has 18m high wall reinforced
with 22 bastions. A deep trench containing water surrounded the fort,
which kept the enemy at bay.
During the 1942 Quit India Movement, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Maulana Azad and other national leaders were imprisoned in the Ahmadnagar Fort. Pandit Nehru wrote the famous "Discovery Of India" when he was in the fort here in 1944. Inside the fort tourists can watch the Leaders room, where Nehru and the other national leaders were imprisoned from 1942-45.
The army now occupies the fort. Entry into the fort is possible, but one has to sign in at the gate. Photography is not allowed.
Ahmadnagar located in central Maharashtra
is close to most of the major cities in Maharashtra.
Pune is at a
distance of 120-km and Mumbai is at a distance of approximately 300-km.
The strategic location makes Ahmadnagar easy to reach, whether by road or
Road: Ahmadnagar lies on the central railway route going towards north India. This line extends towards Sholapur, from where southern India is reachable. For local transportation taxis and auto's are available.
Accommodation is available at the hotels in Ahmadnagar.