Nanded, a city in Maharashtra, India, holds the rank of tenth largest in the state and seventy-ninth most populous in the country. It’s also the second largest city in the Marathwada region and serves as the district headquarters for Nanded district.

Notably, the last Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, spent his final days in Nanded, passing on his guruship to the sacred Guru Granth Sahib before his death in 1708. The city is mentioned in the Mahabharata as the place of Bharat’s maternal grandparents.

Nanded features the Hazur Sahib Nanded railway station on the Secunderabad–Manmad line within the Nanded railway division of the South Central Railway Zone. The city is celebrated for its Gurudwara, ancient forts, distinctive saucer-shaped boats, and vibrant street food scene that blends tradition with modernity.

Nanded offers air connectivity through the Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Airport, with flights to Hyderabad, Mumbai, Jalgaon, and Amritsar.

Agriculture plays a significant role, with crops like cotton, bananas, sugarcane, mangoes, soya beans, sweet limes, grapes, papaya, and sorghum thriving in the area. The Regional Cotton Research Center and an agricultural school contribute to the growth of this sector.

Nanded’s tourism is largely driven by around 10 million annual visitors, predominantly religious pilgrims. Mahur, a revered pilgrimage spot, houses the Shaktipith of Maharashtra atop a scenic hill.

The city’s special dish is “Tehri,” a flavorful rice dish prepared with spices, vegetables, and optionally, meat.

For optimal exploration, the winter months from October to February are recommended, offering favorable weather for excursions.