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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.
In the upcoming holidays, plan a tour to Shirdi and Aurangabad – two important tourist destinations in Maharashtra. While Shirdi is famous for the Sai Baba Temple, Aurangabad is popular for the ancient Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Spend quality time at these attractions to make your vacation a worthwhile experience. So, get the best of both these destinations by planning a holiday in Maharashtra.
Tour around the ancient caves and forts in Aurangabad, also known as 'City of Gates'. This three-day tour to Aurangabad includes a visit to Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Grishneshwar Temple, Bhadra Maruti and Daulatabad Fort. Ajanta Caves are known for its intricate carvings and beautiful sculptures, consisting of 30 rock-cut cave monuments. Purify your soul with a visit to Grishneshwar Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga Shrines. Also, visit Ellora Caves, known for its famous Kailasa Temple, which is an architectural marvel.
Take a step back into history and breathe in ancient India with a trip to Hyderabad. A land marked by culture and old-world charm, Hyderabad is full of architectural marvels and finger-licking, mouth-wateringly good food. A short trip into the old world will show you the greatness and exquisite beauty of the country we hail from, and you will return rejuvenated. A bustling city, Hyderabad offers something for everyone. Foodies, true fanatics, and travel enthusiasts will find something to excite them.
Enjoy your tour to Hyderabad and fall in love with the architecture and the fascinating mysteries of forts. This four-day tour to Hyderabad includes a visit to historical destinations and various other fun places, like Salarjung Museum, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Golconda Fort, Birla Temple, Lumbini Park, Sudha Car Museum and also spend a day at Ramoji Film City. Also, you may enjoy a spectacular light and sound show at Lumbini, which will make you feel like you are in a fantasy land.
Take this spiritual sojourn and visit the famous Ashtavinayak temples located in different regions of Maharashtra. Ashtavinayak, when translated, literally means 'Eight Ganesha' and the tour starting from Pune, covers eight holy temples of Lord Ganesha. These eight Ashtavinayak temples are believed to be 'Swayambhu' which means that they have self-originated. Pacify your mind and soothe your senses as you take drives to the temples of Siddhivinayak, Varad Vinayak, Ballaleshwar, Mayureshwar, Mahaganpati, Chintamani, Girijatmaj and Vigneshwara. Let this journey bring you peace and prosperity in life.
Tour around the magical city of Mumbai, also known as 'The City of Countless Dreams'. Get a glimpse of British-made Mumbai and the suburbs of Mumbai, while you embark upon this two-day tour. Visit famous temples, historical destinations and bustling beaches. Go sightseeing to places like Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Rajabai Clock Tower, Crawford Market, Marine Drive, Mahim Dargah, Bandra Bandstand, Mount Mary Church and Juhu Chowpatty. Relish delicious street food and enjoy shopping at the colourful markets, while you socialize with the friendly people of Mumbai.
Take a tour and stroll around the mystical caves, ancient temples and marvellous forts in Aurangabad, also known as 'City of Gates'. This three-day tour to Aurangabad includes a visit to Bhadra Maruti, Daulatabad Fort, Trimbakeshwar, Panchwati, Sita Gufa, Muktidham and Kalaram Temple. Purify your soul with a visit to Bhimashankar Jyotirling, Trimbakeshwar and Grishneshwar Temple, which are three of the five famous Jyotirlinga shrines in Maharashtra. Also, visit Ellora Caves, known for its famous Kailasa Temple, which is an architectural marvel.
Tour around the 'City of Pearls' and the 'City of Nizams', Hyderabad. Embark upon this five-day tour, covering the famous Ramoji Film City, a magical world filled with excitement and adventure at every turn. In Hyderabad, visit Salarjung Museum, the world's largest one man art collection. Also, visit some of the architectural marvels like Charminar and Mecca Masjid. Spend leisurely time at Snow World, NTR Park and Lumbini Park. Head to Srisailam, visit Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple and enjoy adventure activities like boating and ropeway at Srisailam Dam.
Hyderabad, the city of Nizam boasts of an ancient and vibrant heritage. We start off our exploration from Golkonda Fort around which the city was first built. Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace and Mecca Masjid are keystones of this city's culture. Enjoy a boat ride in the man-made lake of Hussain Sagar and visit the beautiful art collections at Salarjung museum. Spend a fun-filled evening at Lumbini Park and NTR Gardens. Also, have a blast at Ramoji Film City and theme park. Round off this 5-day trip with a spiritual journey to Srishailam Jyotirlinga Temple.
Shopping in Aurangabad is a fascinating experience as it is the only city in the world to practice age-old weaving crafts like Himroo and Mashru. Besides woven shawls, markets in Aurangabad are particularly famous for the legendary Paithani sarees. The intricate silver inlay craft, known as Bidriware, is another item unique to Aurangabad. Furthermore, local markets across the town can be explored for semi-precious stones and old coins.
Indian Vegetarian: For authentic North Indian and Gujarati delicacies, tourists can try thali meals served at Bhoj, Thaat-Baat, Naivedya, Swad and Indrali. Other restaurants like Smile, Laadli, Madhu’s and Mrignayani are preferred for their extensive a-la-carte options.
Indian Non-Vegetarian: There are a number of good restaurants in town that serve rich Muslim cuisine for non-vegetarian lovers. Jazeera, Mughal Darbar, Angeethi, Gharonda, Riviera, Kohinoor Plaza, Atithi-Rooftop and Amarpreet are a few preferred places.
Others: Aurangabad is popular for street food like vada pav and chaat that is available in every nook and corner of the city. Several dhabas lining the outskirts of the city are a perfect getaway for families. International chains like Domino's and CCD also exist here.
There are several monuments dating back to Mughal period that are worth a visit in Aurangabad, most famous being the Bibi-ka-Maqbara which is an imitation of Taj Mahal. Other sightseeing locations in town include Naukhanda Palace, Bani Begam Bagh, Sunehri Mahal, Panchakki and Aurangabad Caves. Naturalists visiting the town can explore places like Salim Ali Lake, Siddharth Garden and Himayat Bagh. The Ajanta and Ellora caves, located a few kilometres away from Aurangabad, are very popular among historians.