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Aurangabad



Aurangabad the city of ruler Aurangzeb is our next tourist attraction of India. This city was named after Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Aurangabad city is located in Maharashtra, India and meaning of title is City constructed of Throne. Monuments, parks and historical places are key centers of the city for tourism. People throughout the world know about Ajanta-Ellora monuments as the monuments shows the artistic heritage of city.

In late years of 16th century, the Aurangzeb was declared as Mughal Emperor. He used the city as base camp for ruling the captured areas of his emperor. Aurangzeb died in 1707 in Aurangabad, though his tomb is placed at Khultabad, which is the small area close to Aurangabad City. Voyagers attaining to city must not miss Khultabad area.

Few big known monuments of Aurangabad are Bibi-ka-Maqbara, which is similar to Taj Mahal of Agra City, archaeological museum, and many more.

Few world-popular items of Aurangabad are wicker Himroo shawls, Kimkhab and Mashru weaves etc. The shopping centers of Aurangabad are also popular especially for voyagers.

Attraction of Aurangabad:
Aurangabad Caves: first place to visit in city is caves exhumed of the soft rock in 6th to 7th century. There are 10 caves divided into 2 diverse locations. One is western group caves housing caves from 1 to 5 and other is eastern group housing caves from 6 to 10.

Baradari Iwaz Khan Aqueduct: next location is Baradari Iwas canal, which is top spot for romantic people. However, only debris is remaining in aqueduct because of mismanagement the walls are damaged, but that is too impressive as well.

Bibi ka Maqbara: A monument constructed by Aurangzeb’s son for his mother is our next destination. The spot is recognized as Bibi ka Maqbara constructed in 1679 AD. The famous architect of such period Mr. Ata Ullah designed the Maqbara, which is exactly the copy of Taj Mahal.

Damri Mahal: spot Damri Mahal is the Revenue Office house constructed after the fishing of the Barra Darri. Construction of building was done by the collection of fund from the laborers of the city.

Killa Arak: Aurangzeb ordered to construct a palace in 1692 known as Killa Arak. Experts call the entrance point of palace as replica of Mecca Gate of Delhi.  Palace is having 4 different entrances and Naukarkhana for musicians.

Many other locations like Naukonda Palace, Purwar Museum, Sunheri Mahal, Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Bani Begum Garden, Siddharth Garden, Chauki-ki-Masjid, Dargah of Pir Ismail, Ghrishneshwar Temple, Jama Masjid, Shah Ganj Masjid, Cannought (popular for shopping in Aurangabad), Gul Mandi, Himroo Factory, Daulatabad, Khuldabad, Paithan, Panchakki, and few more are available for voyagers in Aurangabad City. 

Attaining to Aurangabad:
Big cities of India like Pune is 235 kms away from Aurangabad, Mumbai is 368 kms away, Indore is 407 kms away, Hyderabad is 528 kms distant, and Ahmedabad is 579 km away.       

By Train: railway station of Aurangabad is directly linked to big cities of India like Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.  Next big tourist spot as well as railway station close to Aurangabad is Manmad located at 120 kms gap. Links trains for Manmad are available from various parts of nation hence travelers can attain the check the route trains accordingly. Trains to reach Manmad are available from Bhusaval, BangaloreNasik, PuneAkola, Nanded, Solapur. However, trains for Aurangabad are also available from HyderabadMumbai, PuneDelhiChennai and many other cities.

By Air: Chikalthana Airport of Aurangabad is only 10 kms away central city part. Chikalthana domestic airport is having flights from DelhiJaipurJodhpurUdaipur and Mumbai.



By Bus: Aurangabad city is properly linked almost every key town of Maharashtra state. Private and State owned buses are accessible from MumbaiDelhi and few other cities to reach Aurangabad. 

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