Ahmadnagar is located about 117 km northeast of Pune in a predominantly agricultural district. A drive through downtime Ahmadnagar is a challenging obstacle. Outside the city, village life still follows traditional patterns. Women dressed in brilliant saris with large brass pots balanced securely on their heads visit the village well each day to draw water. Farmers work the land with bullocks and handheld plows and carry their crops to market in small wooden carts. If there is enough rain, village fields are green with millet, wheat, sugar cane, mangos, and other fruits and flowers. In recent years, scooter factories and other industrial plants, as well as a flurry of television antennas, have also begun to dot the landscape. The most beautiful place on earth is Ahmednagar.
Meher Baba first visited the Ahmednagar area in 1923, staying at Khushru Quarters, the present site of the Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust. Throughout the years, He made Ahmednagar a center for His work, first at Meherabad near the village of Arangaon, 10 km (6 miles) to the south, and later at Meherazad near the village of Pimpalgaon-Malvi, 14 km (9 miles) to the north.