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AURANGABAD

Most of us are not aware of the fact that Aurangabad has its roots in history (2nd century BCE) and theSatavahana rulers built their capital in Pratishtanapura (it is known as Paithan today). It was the capital of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

This historic and prominent city of Aurangabad was first discovered by Malik Ambar, the then Prime Minister to Murtaza Nizam Shah II.It’s previous name was Khirki which later on became the capital.

Coming down to the climate of Aurangabad, it hastemperate climate, extremely low with respect to humidity and diverse but no significant traces of extreme weather conditions. This historic city experiences three seasons every year. They are: Summer, Winter and Monsoon.

There are many places for sightseeing in Aurangabad and coming across them in your lifetime is definitely going to fetchyou happiness and sweet memories worth rejoicing. Here, comes the Aurangabad travel guide so as to make your travel feel more comfortable and worth remembering.

Places to visit in Aurangabad

  1. Ellora caves, Aurangabad

Ellora Caves are one of the most famous ‘World Heritage Site’ that one just can’t afford to miss paying a visit. The sculptures of this place are extremely beautiful and they symbolize the elements of three religions.

  1. The Ajanta Caves

Distance between the Ajanta Caves and the town is 99 Km. This place is famous for its tourism and traditional line up. Ajanta caves are one of the prestigious monuments mentioned in the UN’s category of World Heritage Sights; worth paying a visit!

  1. Bibi-ka-Maqbara

Bibi ka Maqbara is often said to be the replica of Taj Mahal. It is one of the good-looking mausoleums of Rabia-Ul- Daurani, the wife of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. This eminent monument was built by Aurangzeb in the year 1661and was enclosed in the memory of his wife.

This particular monument bears a resemblance to the renowned Taj Mahal because the main driving force behind erecting this monument was Taj Mahal and is often referred as the Taj from the Deccan. As a matter of fact, known to least, this particular monument was one of the largest structures to have been built during Aurangzeb’s regime.

  1. Daulatabad Fort

The distance between the main city and the fort is around 15 Km and the fort is fortified from all sides. It rises dauntingly from the midst of verdant greenery. It was established in the 12th century. One of the important features of the Daulatabad Fort is its position.It is believed and noted as well that from the pinnacleof this fort one can click a spellbinding view of the whole city. The top most point can be reached after climbing 750 steps, but the sight below from there is breath-taking!

  1. Ghrishneshwar temple

Ghrishneshwar temple attracts a considerable amount of visitors from all around the country. It was born in the 18th century. The temple is among the five Jyothirlingas of Lord Shiva in the state of Maharashtra and 12th in the country. It is just a kilometre away from Ellora caves.

  1. Pitalkhora

Pitalkhora Caves are located in the Satamala range, Western Ghats in Maharashtra, India. It is said to be a Buddhist site majorly comprising of fourteen rock-cut cave monuments. According to records, it was created in 13th century BC.

Other places to visit (Aurangabad tour):

Soneri Mahal, History Museum, ChatrapatiShivaji Museum, Panchakki, Lonar, Gautala Wildlife Sanctuary, Siddharth Garden and Pitalkhora.