11 Facts About Nanded


Nanded is located on the banks of river Godavari in west-central India.

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Nanded is mentioned in Mahabharata as place of Bharat's maternal grandparents.

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Local irrigation practices and Nanded itself are recorded in the treatise, Leela Charitra.

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Nanded was the birthplace of three Marathi poet-saints—Vishnupant Shesa, Raghunath Shesa, and Vaman Pandit Construction of Kandhar Fort, located in Kandhar, is attributed to the Rashtrakuta king Krishna III of Malkheda who ruled around 10th century CE.

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From 1636, Nanded was the centre of governance of Nizam State, which includes present-day Telangana and Karnataka, and was an imperial province of the Mughal Badshah Shah Jahan.

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Nanded remained part of the Hyderabad state until 1956 when it was included in the Bombay Presidency.

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Nanded is built on the Deccan Traps lava flows of the upper cretaceous to lower eocene eras.

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Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Airport, Nanded is served by daily TruJet flights to Hyderabad, Mumbai and Jalgaon.

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Nanded has a Regional Cotton Research Center to support the Cotton-growing industry.

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Notable educational institutions in Nanded include the Dr Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College and Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology.

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Nanded Fort, known as Nandgiri Fort is a fort located on the banks of Godavari river.

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