Location- Marathwada(Maharashtra ) Name derived from Prince Aurangzeb Tourist Hub- Surrounded with many historical monuments. City of Gates
Aurangabad is a city of great historic value. It was founded in 1610 A.D. Founded by- Malik Ambar Old Name- Kharki In 1653 when Prince Aurangzeb was appointed the viceroy of the Deccan for the second time, he made Kharki his capital and called it Aurangabad.
Ancient Places - Ellora Caves Aurangabad Caves Historical Places - Bibi ka Maqbara Daulatabad Panchakki Gates in the city
Built by - Rashtrakut In 760 A.D. Ellora is a World Heritage Site. It is locally known as Verul Leni are also a group of caves located at a distance of 30 km from the city of Aurangabad. Ellora is also world famous for the largest single monolithic excavation in the world, the huge Kailasa temple present in the Cave 16. -
Aurangabad Caves are situated at a distance of 5 km from city, into the hills. Built during- 2 nd -6 th Century. There are 12 Buddhist caves. The location is relaxing and offers magnificient city views.
BIBI KA MAQBARA Bibi ka Maqbara was built in 1660 by Prince Azam Shah son of Emperor Aurangzeb as a loving tribute to his mother. Cost of Construction: Rs. 6,68,203 This monument is also called the Dakkhani Taj.
Daulatabad is a 14th century fort city, located about 16 kilometers northwest of Aurangabad. Old Name- Devgiri Founded by Bhilamraja- in 1187 Daulatabad also became the capital of India for a short period during the reign of Sultan Muhammad-bin-Tughluq
Panchakki is a 17th century water mill situated at a distance of 1 km from the city. Under Ground Water Channel – Traverses more than 8 km. The channel finishes in a interesting 'artificial' waterfall that powers the Flour mill. The beauty of the mosque housed in the inner enclosure is enhanced by a series of 'dancing' water fountains.
There were 52 gates of which 4 principal gates are Delhi Gate on the north, Jalna Gate on the east, Paithan Gate on the south and the Mecca Gate on the west. Aurangabad stand out from the several other cities in India because of its 52 gates.
Location - ½ km from Ellora Caves. Dedicated To - Lord Shiva Built By - Queen Ahilyabai Holkar. Significance - One of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India.
By Air : Aurangabad airport is 10 km east of the city and is connected by daily flights to Mumbai and Delhi via Udaipur and Jaipur. By Train : Aurangabad is not located on the main route but some trains do stop here.However, Manmad, 113km northwest of Aurangabad is the Closest junction for major trains from across the country. By Road : State Roadways buses and private bus companies connect Aurangabad from Pune (5 hours), Nashik (5 hours),Indore. Overnight luxury buses connect Aurangabad from Mumbai (12 hours) via Pune or Manmad.