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River potholes at Nighoj
Potholes at Nighoj river
Nighoj is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Nighoj is located in India
Nighoj (India)
Coordinates: 18°57′35″N 074°16′37″E / 18.95972°N 74.27694°E / 18.95972; 74.27694Coordinates: 18°57′35″N 074°16′37″E / 18.95972°N 74.27694°E / 18.95972; 74.27694
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Ahmadnagar
Taluka Parner
Founded by
 • Body Village panchayat
 • Total 13,600
 • Official Marathi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
414 306
Telephone code 02488
Vehicle registration MH-16, MH-17
Lok Sabha constituency Ahmednagar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Parner
Nearest towns Parner, Shirur, Alkuti
Potholes in Nighoj river

Nighoj is a village in Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra, India. It is about 90 kilometres away from Pune and is famous for the naturally created potholes (tinajas) on the riverbed of the Kukadi River.[1] Experts from all over the world come here every year to study the phenomenon of their formation.

Geologists indicate that formerly there was greater rainfall in this area and that the Kukadi River flowed out from the highlands with such force that scouring of the bedrock took place and resulted in the formation of these potholes and the gorge.[2]



  • Shree Malganga Public School Ghodobaphata, Patharwadi,Nighoj
  • Jilha Parishad Prathamik Shala, Nighoj
  • New English Medium School, Nighoj
  • Shri Mulika Devi Vidya Mandir, Nighoj
  • Shri Mulika Devi Science & Art Junior College, Nighoj
  • Malaganga Vidyalay,Nighoj
  • Shri Mulikadevi Arts & Science Senior College, Nighoj
  • Zilha Parishad Primary School,Lamkhade Vasti,Nighoj
  • Zilha Parishad Primary School,Tanpure wadi, Lalage mala,Nighoj
  • Zilha Parishad Prarthmik Shala, Kund Vasti
  • Zilha Parishad Prathmik Shala, Kale Wasti Nighoj


The majority of the population in Nighoj is Hindu. But also there are few Muslims. There are several temples in the village. One of these temples, the Malaganga temple, is located on the bank of the gorge on the old river-bed itself[1] and considered very auspicious. Every year there is a yatra of malaganga devi around 10 lac devotees come for pay their homage. There's a barav situated in the middle of nighoj this barav known for their hemadpanthi structure.


  • Malaganga Temple
  • Kapileshwar Temple
  • Waghajai mata Temple, Lalagemala
  • Ram Mandir
  • Shambhu Temple
  • Vardvinayak Temple,Tanpurevasti
  • Savta mali Temple,bhukanvasti
  • Datta Mandir ,Lalagemala ,NIghoj.



  • Central Bank of India,Nighoj
  • State Bank of India,Nighoj
  • A D C C Bank,Nighoj

@ Co-operative Banks @ 1. Nighoj Nagari Sahakari Patsantha,Nighoj 2.Malganga Nagari Sahkari Patsantha,Nighoj 3.Swami samarth Cooperative Bank,Nighoj

Places of interest

  • Pot Holes, Malaganga Temple
  • Morachi Chincholi
  1. Natural Pot Holes-Geographical Wonder

Pot Hols are geographical think ,this createing proccese is very long time.

See also


  1. ^ a b Gunaji, Milind (2010). Offbeat Tracks in Maharashtra (second ed.). Mumbai, India: Popular Prakashan. p. 231. ISBN 978-81-7991-578-3.
  2. ^ Babar, Md. (2005). "8. Hydrogeomorphology of Landforms". Hydrogeomorphology: Fundamentals, Applications and Techniques. New Delhi: New India Publishing Agency. pp. 149–150. ISBN 978-81-89422-01-1.

External links

  • "Amazing Maharashtra: Nighoj Moon Land".
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