Ahmednagar district was formed in 1818. The reference to the Superintendent of Police for Ahmednagar comes as Lieutenant J.W. Montgomery during 1857. Later his British successors like Lt. J.W. Montgomery. Lt. Frank Souter, Major H. Daniel etc. followed his footsteps.

Modern day Ahmednagar Police find its inception in independence of India in 1947. Since then the district police force has seen vast changes in working style and now stands today as force of 3168 constabulary, 100 officers, 7 SDPO, 2 Additional SP and an Indian Police Service officer as Superintendent of Police.

Ahmednagar has served as capital for kingdom in Sultanate period and Moghuls. It includes historic places like Bhuikot fort and Chand Bibi Mahal. It is renowned for – Sai Baba Samadhi at Shirdi, Shani temple at Shani Shinganapur, and for spiritual gurus like Meher Baba. The district comprises of a variety of places of historic, religious, natural beauty as well as strategic importance including Bhandardara, Mula Dam, Armed corp, MIRC of Ahmednagar etc. It consist of 14 taluka and comprises of nearby 50 lakh population with area covering almost 17000 sq. km. making it the biggest district of Maharashtra.

Ahmednagar is home to the Indian Armoured Corps Centre & School (ACC&S), the Mechanised Infantry Regimental Centre (MIRC), the Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (VRDE) and the Controllerate of Quality Assurance Vehicles (CQAV). Training and recruitment for the Indian Army Armoured Corps takes place at the ACC&S. Formerly, the city was the Indian base of the British Army‘s Royal Tank Corps / Indian Armoured Corps, amongst other units. The town houses the second-largest display of military tanks in the world and largest in Asia.

  • Chand Bibi Palace – Actually the tomb of Salabat Khan,[12] this is a solid three-storey stone structure situated on the crest of a hill 13 km from Ahmednagar city.
  • Meherabad, where the samadhi (tomb) of the spiritual master Meher Baba is a place of pilgrimage, visited by thousands each year, particularly on the anniversary of his death, Amartithi. His later residence was at Meherazad (near Pimpalgaon village), approximately nine miles north of Ahmednagar.
  • Ahmednagar Fort – Built by Ahmed Nizam Shah in 1490, this is one of the best-designed and most impregnable forts in India. As of 2013, it is under the control of the military command of India. Oval in shape, with 18-metre-high walls and 24 citadels, its defence system includes a moat 30 metres wide and 4 to 6 metres deep. Two entrances to the fort are accessed by drawbridges. A target of countless invasions, the Ahmednagar Fort has taken many blows and come out relatively unscathed. It has changed hands many times over from the time of Mughal rule, and was used as a royal prison a number of times. The entire Congress Working Committee was detained there during the Quit India Movement of 1942. Jawaharlal Nehru, later to be India’s first prime minister, wrote his book The Discovery of India during his imprisonment from 1942-1945. Some rooms in the fort have been converted into a museum in commemoration of Nehru and other freedom fighters.
  • Cavalry Tank Museum – The Armoured Corps Centre and School has created a museum with an extensive collection of 20th-century armoured fighting vehicles.
  • Siddhatek Siddhivinayak – Temple of God Ganesh.
  • Ralegan Siddhi – a village which is a model for environmental conservation. Social activist Anna Hazare is from Ralegan Siddhi.
  • Shingnapur – A village containing a Shani (planet Saturn) temple and where all the houses are doorless—probably the only village in the world where locks are unnecessary.
  • Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth is an agricultural university at Rahuri, named after an activist and social reformer of 19th century—one of four agricultural universities in the state.
  • Mohatadevi Temple 12 km from Pathardi Taluka