I am Ahmednagar Fort regarded as one of the most well planned forts. I am robust and strongly built and 24 bastions currently strengthen me. I am situated in the heart of Ahmednagar in Maharasthra. My location makes it easier for the tourists to reach me either by rail or by road. My shape is intriguing as I am oval shaped with 1.70 km circumference.
I am the talk of the town because of my association with numerous freedom fighters of India who sacrificed their life for the independence of this country. I have an enthralling history as well. Husain Nizam Shah built me in 1559 A.D.
I witnessed a valiant defense by Chandbibi against Mughals in 1596 A.D. However, Akbar conquered me in 1600 A.D. Ultimately I came under the British and was used as a prison.
The first prime minister of India, Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was kept as a prisoner here during the Quit India Movement along with other Stalwarts like Sardar Vallabhai Patel, and Maulana Azad. Nehru penned his famous book “Discovery of India” while he was being kept in my abode. This makes me historically important.
The tourists flock here to see my design and beauty. They are given adventurous entrance to me as both my entrances require going over the moat. Tourists find it engrossing and appealing. They also appreciate a number of my structures and high walls that are archaic and ancient.
I am very happy with the efforts of the administration as they regularly renovate me to keep me young. There have several improvements done to me including conservation of my walls, and development of parking place. I am currently under Indian Army’s Armoured Corps. I am very happy to be holding a huge tri-color flag of my country over one of my bastions.