Prior to independence, Hingoli served as the military base for the Nizam. This made Hingoli an important place in the map of India. During the reign of Nizam, the armed forces operated from here. Numerous hospitals came up to treat the ailing soldiers. In 1803, Hingoli witnessed the war between Tipu Sultan and the Marathas. Again in 1857, it observed the war between the Nagpurkars and Bhonsles. Paltan, Topkhana, Risala, Sadar Bazar, Pensionpura are terms which commemorate the bygone era and makes for some good sightseeing options.
The hilly terrain which bestows the place with awesome natural beauty has made it one of the most admired tourism places in India.The place is known for its handicraft as well. The Sawantwadi lacquer ware is well known among handicraft items of this place. Fabrics made of cotton and silk together are also renowned. These come in mostly two variants as in Mashru and Himru fabrics. If you are a lady while visiting Hingoli, do stop by to take a look at the Paithani Sarees. These sarees are available in most of the local markets and are known for their decoration with pure gold threads.
Sharihi, Gondhal, Lavni and Bharud are well known local dance forms. These traditional dances are performed in association with songs and sound of the dholaks. Gondhal is a religious art form where stories from mythology and folk tales are narrated. Bharud is renowned for the combination of dance and songs. The songs used in this form of art are compositions of saint Eknath. The most sought after places of tourist attractions are Mallinath Digambar Temple, Aundha Nagnath, Tulajadevi Sansthan, Sant Namdev Sansthan, Jaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Narshi Namdev temple, Dakshinmukhi Hanuman temple etc.
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