Aurangabad is located in the south Indian state of Maharashtra. Named after
the last Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, this place offers an experience of
timeless art and culture. It was known as ' khirki ' earlier due to its
vital position that outfitted a window vista of Deccan Plateau. This place
is gateway to Ajanta and Ellora, narrating the rich ancestral past and
culture. This city promises to offer a panoramic insight into the city's
rich local art, culture, heritage through classical dance performances,
popular songs, folk dances, ghazals, qawalli and mushairas. It is very
enticing to shop in Aurangabad, as it is so rich in culture and art. It is
very famous for Paithani silk sarees, Himroo shawls, silver inlay craft and
Semi precious stones.
Quick Facts Location : Central Maharashtra Area : 10.106 km² Trip Highlights : Ajanta and Ellora caves Ideal time to visit : October - March Languages : Marathi, Urdu, English and Hindi Alleppey STD Code : 0240 Climate : Summer (Max- 40 ºC) Winter (Min - 4 ºC) Best Time : October to March
Aurangabad Air/Rail/Road Links
Aurangabad is located 10 kms from the city and
Chikkalthana airport has direct flights to and from Delhi and Mumbai.
Railway Station :
There are two main trains that depart daily from
Mumbai. Aurangabad Railway Station is well connected to other railway
Bus Station :
there are many luxury and state buses that run between
Mumbai and Aurangabad from Aurangabad Central Bus Stand.
Attractions in Aurangabad Aurangabad caves
has cluster of caves which are carved out of a hill side. These are very
beautiful Buddhist caves which are enveloped in beautiful and serene
surroundings. Carved out in sixth or seventh century, these caves lie 3 km
north of Aurangabad.
An engineering whiz of the 17th century. It was built by Ambar Malik in
1695. The use of the Panchakki was to give power to the flour mill and grind
grains for the pilgrims.
Bibi Ka Maqbara
is a beautiful Persian monument built by a son in remembrance of his mother.
It was the Tomb of Rabi Durani wife of Aurangzeb. It is considered to be a
replica of Taj Mahal. It is a great architectural monument.
Ajanta and Ellora Caves
Located near the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, the Ajanta and Ellora
caves are cut out of rocks and are beautifully carved. They are an
outstanding specimens of ancient Indian Architectural Heritage. They
exhibits the blend of three religions: Jainism , Hinduism and Buddhism.
Centres in Aurangabad
Shopping in Aurangabad is exciting as it is a very rich city in art and
culture. It is a place to look for old coins that relate to the Mughal
period. The fabric of paithani silk sarees is very popular. It also
specializes in silver and semi precious stones.
Famous Hotels in Aurangabad
The hotels of Aurangabad remind you of their cultural heritage. We are
extremely delighted to offer you a comfortable stay ,with all the luxuries
you desire for in our hotels.