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Best tourist attraction

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The Ellora Caves

Sai Somanadh
5th Sep 17

Nice tourist attraction

Nice tourist attraction  Video Review
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The Ellora Caves

Sai Somanadh
5th Sep 17

Water mill- Good place for sightseeing

Water mill- Good place for sightseeing  Video Review
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Panchakki (Water Mill)

Rajesh Nyare
24th Dec 17

Awesome location

Awesome location  Video Review
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Daulatabad Fort

Rajesh Nyare
11th Dec 17

Daulatabad Fort

Daulatabad Fort  Video Review
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Daulatabad Fort

Rajesh Nyare
11th Dec 17

Good place for shopping and food

Good place for shopping and food  Video Review
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Cannought

Rajesh Nyare
5th Nov 17

Connaught sightseeing: Awesome place

Connaught sightseeing: Awesome place  Video Review
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Cannought

Rajesh Nyare
5th Nov 17

Nice mall

Nice mall  Video Review
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Prozone Mall

Vaibhav Sable
24th Jul 17

Inner view

Inner view  Video Review
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Aurangabad Railway Station

Vaibhav Sable
8th Jul 17

Beautiful Mini TajMahal

Beautiful Mini TajMahal  Video Review
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Bibi Ka Maqbara

Akarshpydah
7th Feb 17

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1Bibi Ka Maqbara, have you heard about the Taj Mahal replica?
Bibi Ka Maqbara, have you heard about the Taj Mahal replica?

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jyotindra Sharan says, “A peak of history Aurangabad Caves is one of the historical sights which is enough to give your eyes a peak of historic architecture and prevalent art and cultural.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Bhakti Karkare says, “A jaw-dropping history-  Bibi Ka Maqbara ”

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2Ellora Caves will remind you of the lavish lifestyle of the emperors!
Ellora Caves will remind you of the lavish lifestyle of the emperors!

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shilpa Pai says, “I visited the Ellora Caves in Aurangabad, must be on the list of visiting destination. Visiting those caves reminded of the lavish lifestyle the emperors had during those days. Excellent carvings, beautiful architecture and strong history.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jyotindra Sharan adds, “A peak of history Aurangabad Caves is one of the historical sights which is enough to give your eyes a peak of historic architecture and prevalent art and cultural.

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3Forget about Taj Mahal for now, you will love Bibi Ka Maqbara!
Forget about Taj Mahal for now, you will love Bibi Ka Maqbara!

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shilpa Pai adds, “Excellent carvings, beautiful architecture and strong history.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jyotindra Sharan says, “A peak of history Aurangabad Caves is one of the historical sight which is enough to give your eyes a peak of history architecture and prevalent art and cultural”

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4'The city of gates', Aurangabad is full of history
'The city of gates', Aurangabad is full of history

We are not kidding! Aurangabad had 52 gates. These gates served as points of revenue collection while entering the town and were also used for surveillance purpose. Only 19 of them are intact today. Visit the Daulatabad Fort, Deogiri Fortress and the Bibi ka Maqbara.

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5For the history lesson
For the history lesson

Aurangabad is treasure chest when it comes to heritage sites, let your kids be fascinated by the ancient architecture and stone sculptures. “There are many heritage sites in Aurangabad. Out of which Bibi ka Maqbara, Aurangabad caves, Panchakki, etc are nice places inside city & Ellora and Ajanta caves are at a distance from the city. Ajanta and Ellora are UNESCO heritage sites so they are must visit places.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Parag Joshi.

What to do: Explore the caves of Ajanta and Ellora. Visit Bibi ka MaqbaraDaulatabad fort and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum.

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Reviews (111)

Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan3.9/5

378 reviews

History revisited

I visited Aurangabad to attend a conference. I went there 2 days early to visit Ajanta and Ellora. It is total paisa vasool . Everyone in Aurangabad seems to be pleasing the tourist in every little things. An auto driver caught me while trying to cross the road in front of the railway station at 8:30 pm. He took me to the hotel that I plan to stay for Rs. 30. In the process he got a taxi driver to take me to Ajanta next day. I did not like the hotel in front of the station. He convinced me to take me to another hotel, situated midway between station and city centre. The taxi person came along showing his swift desire car. I wanted a small car, non AC. Agreed for that also for Rs. 2000. The hotel persons got me hot water and got dinner room service. The driver switched on AC and did not charge me extra because the road was dusty. I planned to go to the motorable view point. The driver was made to agree for extra Rs. 200. Finally it took 10 hours all together. Next evening the auto driver convinced me to go in auto itself to Ellora. Though he asked for Rs. 1000, agreed for Rs. 600. I asked him to go to the college so that I can shift to a room nearby. He went extra 6 km to show a hotel of his choice and convinced me that hotel instead of the one suggested by the college. He was always available for every need of me. Whether it is shopping or guiding the restaurants or buying seetha and rampals or chasing away monkeys, dogs or vendors. He speaks English. He is Babu Sherike 7767074818. Next day along with Ellora 7 other destinations are covered. After the conference I had one afternoon free. So went to watermill locally. So 3 days is more than enough to visit Aurangabad. I did not plan to visit Shirdi or Nasik . The photo shows a gate, a mosque and a canal. That shows the history. There are many such gates all over the city still allowing vehicles to pass through. There are many mosques and tombs of not only Aurangzeb and his bibi but also many sufi saints. Along with jyotirlinga temple, there are many jain and buddhist places. The canal is also all over - informing about the olden day city water and sewerage management . . I have to mention about MGM medical mission where my conference was held. A modern university with older (Paithani weaving, clay modelling, drama, script writing, etc. And newer subjects (medicine, engineering, management) to study just like the city . What a city, it is !!

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Anand k tyagi

Anand k tyagi4.3/5

8 reviews

Amazing Aurangabad

Nice small town with hybrid culture. The major attractions are Sirdi temple, Shani Singapore temple, Ghraneshwar temple, Ellora caves and world famous Ajanta Caves. Beside these, there are some local attractions also. These include Bibi ka, Aurangzeb's Tomb etc

Aurangabad Overview

History of Aurangabad

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 square km, out of which 141.1 square km is urban area and 9,958.9 square 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.

People and Culture of Aurangabad

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.

Things To Do in Aurangabad

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.

Food and Shopping in Aurangabad

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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Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad

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Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad
The Ellora Caves, Aurangabad

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The Ellora Caves, Aurangabad
Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad

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Bibi Ka Maqbara

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