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Introduction

Aurangabad is known for some of the finest colleges and university in Maharashtra. And it is the fastest growing industrial town in India. But the charm and glory of its long past has not been lost. And its heritage is rich and varied - the result of the artistic and cultural influences of several dynasties since its first Stone Age inhabitants. Malik Ambar, the Prime Minister of Murtaza Nizam Shah II, founded the city of Aurangabad in 1610 A.D, on the site of a village, Khirki. When Fateh Khan, Malik Ambar's son succeeded the throne in 1626, he named the city 'Fatehpur'. In 1653, when Aurangzeb became the Viceroy of the Deccan, he made it his capital, and renamed it Aurangabad. Maurya rule heralded the advent of Buddhism in the state of Maharashtra. Aurangabad is northern Maharashtra's largest city though it is remarkably uncrowded and quiet except for the occasional politicalrally. The earliest caves at Ajanta and Pithalkora were excavated in the 2nd century BC, during the Satvahana era. Paithan, then known as Pratishthana, was an important trade centre at the time. Aurangabad has a number of attractions and could easily stand on its own were it not overshadowed by the famous EIlora and Ajanta caves nearby. The city is named after Aurangzeb


Area 200 sq km
Altitude 513 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-21.0 C-38.0 C Winter--5.2 C-32.0C
Language Marathi, Hindi and Urdu
STD Code 0240
Rainfall 734 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

How to get there

  1. Air :- Aurangabad is connected by Indian Airlines flights with Bombay, Delhi.
  2. Rail:-Aurangabad is directly connected by rail with Bombay, Hyderabad and Nasik.
  3. Road:-Aurangabad is directly connected by bus Mumbai – Aurangabad, Hyderabad- Aurangabad, Nagpur- Aurangabad

Places to Visit


Aurangabad Caves Bibi ka Maqbara Ghrishneshwar Temple
Dargah Panchakki Purwar Museum

Excursion


Rauza Daulatabad Ellora Caves Ajanta Caves
Lonar

Sayeed Burhan ud-din Dargah


Shopping

The rich fabrics of Aurangabad are known throughout the country. The Paithani sarees that one can buy there are simply awesome.Aurangabad is quite known for its silver crafts, especially the Bidriware. It is basically the intricate silver inlay craft which was once patronized by the Mughal rulers of India.Another popular shopping item of Aurangabad comprises of the jewelry made of semiprecious stones and decorative pieces. Amongst them, the most popular is the jewelry with Agate stones, of various shades and shapes.

Accommodation


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