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|• Body||Village panchayat|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||MH-16, MH-17|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Ahmednagar|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Parner|
|Nearest towns||Parner, Shirur, Alkuti|
Nighoj (Marathi: निघोज), 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. 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.
- Jilha Parishad Prathamik Shala, Nighoj
- English Medium School, Nighoj
- Shri Mulika Devi Vidya Mandir, Nighoj
- Shri Mulika Devi Science & Art Junior College, Nighoj
- Malaganga Vidyalaya 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 and considered very auspicious.
- Malaganga Temple
- Kapileshwar Temple
- Central Bank of India
- Sate Bank of India
- A D C C Bank
Places of interest
- Pot Holes, Malaganga River
- Morachi Chincholi
- Gunaji, Milind (2010). Offbeat Tracks in Maharashtra (second ed.). Mumbai, India: Popular Prakashan. p. 231. ISBN 978-81-7991-578-3.
- 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.