I am the 8th largest Urban agglomeration of Maharashtra, known as Nanded. I am also the 2nd largest city in Marathwada region after Aurangabad. I am known to all the Sikhs as I am a very sacred destination for them. After the Golden Temple at Amritsar called Harmandir Sahib, I am the 2nd holiest site of Skihs known as Hazur Sahib Nanded. I am one of the oldest historic cities in the Marathawad region of Maharashtra. I am located on the north bank of River Godavari. I, Nanded city, has long been commanding respect and attention from thousands of people from across the country.
Facts of Nanded City
I was ruled by the Nanda dynasty in the 5th and 4th century BC. I was established in 1610 AD. I was formerly called Nanditat. I became a part of the Hyderabad state in 1725 A.D. and after independence, I became part of the Maharashtra on the basis of linguistic formation of states. This is the history of Nanded, which is my own history. I have a total population of 550,564 and a total land area of 63.22 km2. Marathi is my official language and my type of government is Nanded-Waghala Municipal Corporation. I feel proud to have an association with the first as well as last gurus of the Sikh religion. I enjoy 87.40% literacy rate.
Climate and Weather in Nanded
I receive most of the rainfall in June, August and July. Summers are hot but not extreme and winters are cold. Nanded guide does not reveal much about my climate and weather. Best time to visit is during winters, but on any occasion, people can visit me and gain rich religious experience and divine peace.
Nanded Tourist Places
The last Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh passed away on my land that made me spiritually very significant to the Sikh community. Hazur Sahib Nanded Gurudwara has been established where the last Guru took his last breath. His remains are preserved here, along with his weapons. Sikh tourist and also other religious followers equally visit my place for this purpose. It was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the 19th century. I enjoy the honor of being one of the 5 High seats of the Authority of the Sikhs. Sahasrakund waterfall, Nanded fort and Kandhar fort are other places of Nanded tourism.
Culture in Nanded
Multi-cuisine food is available. Nanded city guide can help spotting recreational zones. Both modern and traditional dresses are worn, shopping destinations are available in plenty, art and craft shops, too.