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Aurangabad is the tourism capital of Maharashtra. As it is guarded by 54 gates around the city boundaries, Aurangabad is known as the ‘City of Gates.' The city is a blend of rich cultural heritage and the rapid modernisation. Major attractions in Aurangabad include the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ajanta and Ellora Caves. The paintings and carvings at Ajanta depict the serenity and calmness of Lord Buddha. \r\n\r\nOne can also visit Bibi ka Maqbara, which is a replica of the Taj Mahal, and Panchakki, a 17th-century water mill, which is an engineering masterpiece. Grishneshwar Temple is an architectural marvel and also one of the 12 ‘Jyotirlings’ of the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva. The invincible Devagiri-Daulatabad fort, located 16 kilometers from the city, is a famous monument that attracts travelers here. Other places of sightseeing in Aurangabad includes a few caves, Khultabad, Bani Begum Garden with Mughal architectural grandeurs and the Jama Masjid. Other than tourism, the industrial sector boasts of some of the huge names in automobile and manufacturing, having their plants set here and providing economic growth. The city is known for its rich history, historical monuments and different handicrafts.

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  • Best time to visit aurangabad The best time to visit Aurangabad is between November to February, as the weather is pleasant, with sunny days...Read More
  • How to reach aurangabad Aurangabad Airport is well connected to all major Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and U...Read More
  • Transport In aurangabad Within Aurangabad, the AMT buses (Aurangabad Municipal Corporation) offer sufficient connectivity. Ellora Cave...Read More
  • People of aurangabad The people of Aurangabad are simple and hardworking, of which 59% are Hindus, 38% are Muslims and 1% are Chris...Read More
  • Languages of aurangabad The official language of the state of Maharashtra is Marathi. It is widely spoken in Aurangabad. Hindi and Eng...Read More
  • History of aurangabad The history of this city dates back to the 2nd century BCE, during which the Satvahanas ruled Aurangabad and t...Read More
  • Culture of aurangabad The city boasts of rich and world-renowned handicrafts like Himroo silk shawls, saares and Paithani silk saare...Read More
  • Weather of aurangabad Winters in Aurangabad last from November to February, with an average temperature around 17 °C. This season is...Read More
  • Map of aurangabad The city is located in central Maharashtra in the Marathwada region. Aurangabad is the major city in this regi...Read More

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Panchakki Water Mill

Panchakki Water Mill

Landmark

Spend approx 2 hours

Panchakki was set up by Baba Shah Musafir in the 17th century to ...
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History Museum

History Museum

Cultural- Sports Center

Spend approx 2 hours

The perfect destination to explore antiques and understand the sc...
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Ellora Caves

Ellora Caves

Caves

Spend approx 2 hours

Ellora Caves is a prime tourist attraction in the state of Mahara...
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Tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb

Tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb

Heritage

Spend approx 1 hour

The great ruler Aurangzeb deceased in 1707 at Ahmednagar. His sib...
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Balbeer's Kitchen and Bar

Balbeer's Kitchen and Bar

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 850

Located in the busy street of Shendra, the setting of Balbeer’s K...
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Great Sagar Restaurant

Great Sagar Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 600

Known for its authentic Mughlai and North Indian food, Great Saga...
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Kailash Restaurant

Kailash Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 450

Dig into the delicious, tantalizing North Indian, Chinese and Sou...
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Ashoka's Veg Restaurant

Ashoka's Veg Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 400

Popular amongst the college-going crowd, Ashoka’s Veg Restaurant ...
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Behind Bar - VITS Hotel

Behind Bar VITS Hotel

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 2200

Located in the VITS Hotel in Vedant Nagar, Behind Bar is a premiu...
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Bistro Bar

Bistro Bar

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 2200

Located in the premises of Hotel Amarpreet at Pandit Nehru Marg i...
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Garbah

Garbah

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 2200

Situated in Ambassador Ajanta on Jalna Road in Aurangabad, Garbah...
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Hotel Poonam's Spirit Lounge Bar

Hotel Poonam's Spirit Lounge Bar

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 600

Situated inside Hotel Poonam in Trimurty Chowk in Aurangabad’s Si...
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What Makes India An Attractive Destination For Foreigners

What Makes India An Attractive Destination For Foreigners

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Aurangabad - A Must Visit For Fashionistas And Art Lovers

Aurangabad - A Must Visit For Fashionistas And Art Lovers

Aurangabad’s rich culture shines through handicrafts like beautiful silk sarees, exotic shawls and intricate bidriware.

29 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read
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Aurangabad’s Stunning Forts And Caves For The History Lover

Aurangabad’s Stunning Forts And Caves For The History Lover

Aurangabad is famous for its heritage sites, and for a reason. Take a trip to explore and learn about the city’s rich past.

24 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read

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Places to stay in aurangabad

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Popular Flights To aurangabad

    • BOMMumbai
      IXUAurangabad
    • Indigo
      6E-993
    • 08:50 09:50
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    • 01h 00m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,481
    • BLRBengaluru
      IXUAurangabad
    • Indigo
      6E-6897
    • 07:40 09:15
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    • 01h 35m
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    • Rs.4,134
    • DELDelhi
      IXUAurangabad
    • Indigo
      6E-2054
    • 09:00 10:40
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    • 01h 40m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.5,005
    • HYDHyderabad
      IXUAurangabad
    • Indigo
      6E-7346
    • 11:50 13:25
      Non Stop
    • 01h 35m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.5,929
    • CCUKolkata
      IXUAurangabad
    • Indigo
      6E-328
    • 23:45 09:15
      1 Stop
    • 09h 30m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.7,123
    • MAAChennai
      IXUAurangabad
    • Indigo
      6E-384
    • 06:40 13:25
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    • 06h 45m
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