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The grandeur ness and the mystical glory, the history of Aurangabad reflects all that ancient india was made of. The region got its name from the Mughal ruler, Aurangazeb. The history of Aurangabad can be dated back to the era of Buddhism. A lot of the historical facts about the place can be known from the Buddhist caves. At the very beginning a town named Khirki was established by the then prime minister of Ahmednagar, Malik Ambar. His son then named the town as Fatehpur in 1626. in the mean time Mohammad Bin Tughlaq decided to transfer the capital of his Delhi sultanate to Fatehpur, since the town was at the centre of India. However when Aurangazeb took over the region, he coined the name to Aurangabad in 1653. as a ruler he used the town as the strategic point through which he planned to destroy the power of Shivaji. But eventually Aurangabad was taken over by the Nizam of Hyderabad after the death of Aurangazeb in 1707. And he powerfully ruled it until the time when it was submerged with Maharashtra..

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From historical monuments to magnificent landscapes, Aurangabad is a pure example of ancient beauty. With our Aurangabad Tours you can take a look at the magical beauty of this amazing place. It was the seat of the Mughal Empire for a short period. The city boasts of Bibi-ka-Makbara, a tomb that has some resemblance to the Taj Mahal. The importance of Aurangabad is great, owing to its proximity with world heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora. These sites have Buddhist, Jain and Hindu temples. Aurangabad is also famous for its silk and cotton textiles.

So book your next vacation at this charismatic place and let the age old grandeur marvel you each day. Take back memories that you will cherish all your life.

Places you should not miss out: :

Bibi Ka Maqbara’-- This beautiful monument was built by Aurangzeb's son. He had built it for his wife. The monument is also known as the 'poor man's Taj Mahal'.

Panchakki’--- This is famous watermill built in the memory of Sufi Saint Baba Shah Musafir who was also the spiritual mentor of Aurangazeb. The amazing fact is that the watermill turns grinding stones to a perennial water supply through underground pipes with springs from nearby mountains.

’Daulatabad’ -- This magnificent hilltop is situated halfway to Ellora. It was built in 1187 by Mohammad Tughlak. History narrates that he forced his subjects to march here and then back to delhi after 17 years. This beautiful site it surrounded by majestic walls, picked gates and steep gravelled slideways.

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’Ajanta’ -- These worth mentionable caves are situated 100 km from the city. They are believed to have been belonged to the 3rd century. The caves will reflect the glorious achievements of the Buddhist monks. Marvel at the art of Indian culture though the carvings on these walls.

’Ellora’ -- This place is a must visit. You can marvel at the fine rock-cut caves that will take you to the ancient age of glory. This wonderful beauty of marvelously carved and sculpted cave was built out of a single rock.

’Pithaikhola Caves’ --- This is the oldest Buddhist caves in India. The marvelous ancient glory of historical India is beautifully described through the carvings on the walls of these caves. Through these carving you can also see the link between the art of Amaravati and Sanchi.

Best Time to Visit:---Though the weather of Aurangabad is moderate, it is advisable to visit it in the winter season. When the heat does not hamper your relaxed mood and gives you a cool time to enjoy every part of the place.

How to Reach: -By Air: Chikkal Thana Airport is 8 km from downtown. Aurangabad is well connected by Indian Airlines with Delhi and Mumbai, usually on flights that also connect with Jaipur and Udaipur.
By Rail: On the South-Central Railway's Manmad-Kachiguda route, Mumbai and Delhi passengers change at Manmad Junction, 114 km from Aurangabad. Jalgaon on Central Railway, is 59 km from the Ajanta Caves.

By Road: Aurangabad is well connected by road to Mumbai, Nasik, Shirdi, Ajanta, Pune, Jalgaon, Nagpur and Ellora..

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