Hotels in Aurangabad

The city has come a long way since it was founded by mughal emperor, Aurangzeb. Today, it 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.

Places to Visit in Aurangabad

Following is the list of Places to visit in Aurangabad City.
  • Aurangabad Caves - 10 kilometers
    Aurangabad Caves are artificial caves, dug out of the rather soft rock during the 6th and 7th century. This caves are found on two separate locations, called Western Group Caves (caves 1-5) and Eastern Group Caves (caves 6-10), about 1km from each other. In all, there are nine caves which are mainly 'Viharas'. The most interesting among these are Caves 3 and 7.
  • Bani Begam Bagh (Garden) - 27 kilometers
    27 kms. from Aurangabad, you can find the tomb of Bani Begam - companion to one of Aurganzeb's sons. It lies amidst extensive landscaped gardens, scatter with fluted pillars, elegant domes and artistic fountains - showcasing the impressive architecture of the times.
  • Suneri Mahal - 7 kilometers
    Situated to the north of Bibi ka Maqbara (currently in the university compound), which is a notable building in the late Mughal style. It is of interest for the patches of old painting and gold work that decorate the walls. Every year ‘Ajanta-Ellora-Aurangabad Festival’ celebrated in the Suneri Mahal.
  • Ghrishneshwar Temple - 35 kilometers
    35 kilometers from Aurangabad City and half kilometer from Ellora Caves, lies this 18th century temple with its beautiful architecture and carving, one of the five 'Jyotirlingas' in Maharashtra were Shiva is worshipped.
  • Khuldabad - 26 kilometers
    26 kms. from Aurangabad city lies Khuldabad, sorrounded by beautiful natural and eye catching mountains, literally 'heavenly abode'. It is the holy shrine of Muslims. The final resting place of last great Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb, He built the crenellated wall around the town, once an important center for the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and few great Sufis.
  • Pitalkhora Caves - 78 kilometers
    In the Satmala range 78 kilometers from Aurangabad, there are 13 cave sanctuaries - Chaityas B.C. to the 5th century A.D. The relief work at Pitalkhora is richer and more complex, the carving more accurate than that of earlier times.
  • Darwazas (Gates) - throughout the City
    Most of the monuments in Aurangabad are of the Mughals and Maratha period. There are to 52 Darwazas, out of which very few are presently are in good condition. There are four main Darwazas leading into the city, which along with nine secondary darwazas formed part of the defense systems of the city. Few of the gates are Delhi Gate, Paithan Gate, Roshan Gate, Bhadkal Gate, Rangeen Darwaza, Kaala Darwaza, Kat Kat Gate, Buland Darwaza, Barapulla Gate etc.
  • Pan Chakki - 7 kilometers
  • Ellora Caves - 35 kilometers
  • Daulatabad Fort - 15 kilometers
  • Biba-Ka-Maqbara - 7 kilometers
  • Ajanta Caves -120 kilometers

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