Aurangabad is a historic town in Maharashtra that was set up on the site of Khadki village by the Prime Minister of the Ahmadnagar Sultanate, Malik Amber, in 1610. Stated as his capital, the village soon grew into an imposing city and was rechristened as Fatehnagar by his son and successor Fateh Khan. In 1633, the town was passed to the Mughals along with other Nizam Shahi dominions. Prince Aurangzeb, who was reappointed the viceroy of the Deccan in 1653, made Fatehnagar his capital and changed its name to Aurangabad.
A characteristic feature of Aurangabad is the historic gates, built during the period of Aurangzeb, which gives the town its sobriquet ? ?The City of Gates?. Boasting multifarious ancient monuments including the world-renowned caves of Ajanta and Ellora, Aurangabad has recently been declared as the tourism capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra.>