Aurangabad Tourism
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Aurangabad Tourism

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Aurangabad Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 513 m
  • Pincode: 431001
  • District: Aurangabad
  • Language: Hindi,Marathi
  • STD code: 0240
  • Weather: Summer 20 to 43°C, Winter 10 to 32°C
About Aurangabad Tourism

Aurangabad, better known as the City of Gates or the Heart of Maharashtra, is one of the 35 districts of Maharashtra, covering an area of 10,100 km˛, out of which 141.1 km˛ is urban area and 9,958.9 km˛ is rural. Named after the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, it means “Built by the Thrones”

Nicknamed the Historical City, it was founded in 1610 A.D By Malik Ambar, Prime Minister of Ahmadnagar in the village Khadki. Malik Ambar had a strong love for architecture and that is how Khadki grew into an architectural hub and a populous city. When Malik Ambar died in 1626, he was succeeded by his son Fateh Khan who named it Fatehnagar. In 1633, Fatehnagar came under the possession of the Mughal, and in 1653, when Prince Aurangzeb wasn’t appointed the viceroy of the Deccan, he took Fatehnagar as his capital and renamed it Aurangabad. Aurangabad was a part of princely state of Hyderabad until 1956. In 1956 it became a part of newly formed bilingual Bombay state and in 1960 it became a part of Maharashtra state. 

Aurangabad, one of the oldest cities in Maharashtra holds true to its traditions and culture. Although predominantly a Hindu state, a large part of the population also follows Islam. The culture in Aurangabad is taken after Hyderabad. It still retains a lot of the flavour and charm of the Muslim culture in the old city, which is especially reflected through the language and cuisine of the locals.  Aurangabad cuisine is heavily influenced by Mughlai and Hyderabad cuisine. Meat cooked in spices and herbs as well as sweets play a major role in the local cuisine. Naan Qalia, a concoction of meat and varied spices originated in Aurangabad is a must try while in the city. 

The city is brimming with famous historical attractions, like Bibi Ka Maqbara, Ajantha Caves, Ellora Caves, which have been named UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Jama Masjid, Panchakki, and the 52 gates in Aurangabad, to name a few. There are also a number of temples, mosques, museums, and even some gardens to explore. 

Shopping for local textiles such as Paithani and Himroo, which are considered very characteristic and distinctive from the rest, along with ancient art forms such as Bidriware is a must in the old city. Streets like Nirala Bazaar situated in the heart of the city, Connaught Place, Paithan Gate, Osmanapura and Aurangapura are other major shopping areas in Aurangabad. 

Aurangabad is well-connected by roadways, rail and airways. The Chikkalthana Airport, now a domestic and international airport, is 12 km from the city, while Aurangabad Railway Station comes under South Central Railway and is connected to Mumbai and Hyderabad on either sides and connects to major cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Pune, Kolkata, Delhi, etc. Also, there are good bus services available from most places to Aurangabad. 

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Shabbir Sadriwala

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  • 5 Reviews
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"Best place with awesome view" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It is a fort situated on an altitude of more than 4,500 ft, lies in the sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra. It is also one of the peak in AMK range, which is considered to be the toughest of Sahyadri, but it is the risk worth taking. The view of sunrise & sunset is spectacular and one can feel all the powerful forces of nature over here.
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Smriti Sharma

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  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Over view of Aurangabad!" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Aurangabad in Maharshtra is a satisfying and just destination for those who love history and exploring. Though the local destinations are not of much interest but a few include Bibi ka makbra, Ballabhgarh fort etc. A few miles away are the Ajanta and Ellora caves which are a must visit. An advice for the travellers is that they should be physically fit and healthy to explore these two caves because they include a lot of travelling by foot. Also you won't like these much if you have nill interest in History. Almost all the caves have the same idols of Buddha and I would advice you to wear footwear which can be easily removed. Also there is this amazing place named Bibi ka maqbara which is a failed attempt in copying Taj Mahal. The only good point is that you can see the kafn of the wife of Aurangzeb.

You must have vada pav in Aurangabad. And I would advice you to buy Maharashtrian saree. Rest nothing is of purchasing interest ofcourse until and unless you have a lady with you. As for the hotels, you can find some really good ones near the railway station. So I hope you enjoy your trip to Aurangabad.
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Mohd Rehan

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  • Mohd Rehan
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"Awesome place to go!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Aurangabad is a historical city it is situated in Maharashtra. In this city there are many historical places like Bibi ka Maqbara, Ajanta caves, Ellora, Panchakki, Khultabad, Daultabad and many more. Every place is awesome just visit Aurangabad in once in your life time.
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Santosh Sinare

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  • Santosh Sinare
  • Lives in Aurangabad
  • 2 Reviews
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"Good for a picnic spot" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Good picnic spot for the every person, should visit it to try to go for visit nearest places like Panchakki, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Daulatabad Fort. Well stations for the picnic visit for schools and colleges, evergreen for various sport for the visit near to the Aurangabad city.
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Yogesh

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  • Yogesh
  • Lives in Aurangabad
  • 11 Reviews
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"Historical & a must go city - Aurangabad"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Aurangabad city is tourism hub and is known for many historical momentums like Biwi ka maqbara, Devgiri fort, Ajanta and Ellora caves. Aurangabad is also an industrial hub having many industrial areas including 5 star industrial area shendra MIDC. Aurangabad is also known as Educational Hub for Marathwada region having Dr. Babsaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University. Places to visit in Aurangabad are Salim Ali sarovar, Devgiri fort, Ajanta and Ellora caves, Panchakki. The prozone mall which is located in the city is the biggest mall in the region including a multiplex many brand stores and food court.
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Hr Khalid

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  • Hr Khalid
  • Lives in Gulbarga
  • 1 Review
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"Nice places to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Aurangabad is famous for Bibi Ka Maqbara or Mini Taj Mahal. Bibi ka Maqbara is same as Taj Mahal structure. Those who are not seen Taj Mahal it seems them it is awesome structure they made. Ajanta Caves is near to Aurangabad, it has Caves with Buddhist structure. Both places are nice.
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Kadir Shaikh

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  • 4 Reviews
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"Trip to Aurangabad was nice"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The destination is only around 400km from here. One have many options to travel to. Its one of the richly heritage locations. I ever visited. This place is really good to visit. Its near to Aurangabad and can be reached within hours. The caves are situated in the greenery of the nature. I would love to visit again.
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Umakant u sonawane

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"Excellent City to Aurangabad"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Aurangabad is a a very historical city along with its surrounding towns and villages. It receives tourists and surveyors from all over the world. Bibi Ka Maqbara, Daulatabad, Ellora & Ajanta Caves, Panchaki, 52 Gateways, Aurangabad Caves, Local Art Paithanis sarees, Mashru or Himroo sarees.
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Vikash kumar gupta

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"Aurangabad city, with beautiful & well-known attractions"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Beautiful city to explore, Ajanta caves, Ellora caves are the amazing place to explore. 12th Jyotirlinga named Ghrisneswara temple, Bhadra maruti, Bibi ka makbara. The replica of Taj Mahal. The city is very good for shopping. The Shiddhartha garden and zoo, The Shivaji museum. The Prozone Mall. Fort of Daulatabad. Near to Shirdi and Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga. And many more amazing facts of the Old Mugal city. Must explore!
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Vijay

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  • Vijay
  • Lives in Pune
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"Nice place to visit, with good major locations"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Aurangabad is historical city and good place to visit. You need at least three days to see all places like Daulatabad fort, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Panchakki, Soneri Mahal, Ellora Caves, Ajanta, Paithan and many more. Worth to visit.
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