Aurangabad Tourism

One of the most visited tourist sites of Maharashtra, Aurangabad is known for the large concentration of historical monuments located near its vicinity. The city has its own airport and railway station and it is also well connected by roads to other cities in the region. Not only does the city have important historical significance, but now it has emerged as a rapidly developing industrial city without losing its past culture and arts.

The most important locations for visiting are the Ajanta and Ellora Caves which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. During the 2nd century BCE, caves were carved out to built monasteries and various paintings were done on the walls which depicted the situation of the different religions – Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism during that era. Other famous structures include the Ghrineshwara Temple, Bibi ka Maqbara, Panchakki, Aurangabad Caves, Lonar and Pitalkhora. The cities of Daulatabad (formerly Devagiri) and Paithan are also visited for their spectacular fortress and handicraft. One can also tour various famous museums in the region like the Soneri Mahal, History Museum, and Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum. To see various wildlife, the Gautala Wildlife Sanctuary can be visited while a lot of flora and fauna can be seen in the Siddharth Garden, Jayakwadi Dam, and Dnyaneshwar Udyan.

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Travel Guide Aurangabad Caves Maharashtra
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Aurangabad Caves

Dedicated to Buddhism, Aurangabad Caves in a way and at least in some proportions have got overshadowed by the magnificence of Ellora and Ajanta caves. But there is no denying the fact that these caves are some of the best creations of the contemporary classical artists of India.....

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Travel Guide Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Aurangabad Maharashtra
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Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga

Among the twelve Jyotirlinga's of Bhagwan Shankara, the one at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga, it is last and 12th number Jyotilinga’s among all the twelve is located in Aurangabad District of Maharashtra State.

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Travel Guide Ajanta Caves Aurangabad Maharashtra
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Ajanta Caves

Caves are the oldest form of shelter of human civilization but it is often observed that many kingdoms in their wake of building a sculptural magnificence they themselves created caves out of mountains. These architectural styles are called mountain carvings or rock cutting. Ther....

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Travel Guide Bibi Ka Maqbara
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Bibi Ka Maqbara

The Mughal emperors were great patrons of art and architecture. Among those specimens, Bibi Ka Maqbara is one and one of major tourist spot in the city of Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

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Travel Guide Ellora caves Aurangabad Maharashtra
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Ellora Caves

The kings of the Common Era timeline of India made efforts to create indestructible prominence of architecture. The result being the existence of the rock cut caves of Ellora.

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Travel Guide Bhadra Maruti
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Bhadra Maruti Temple

The Bhadra Maruti Temple is one of the most enlightened and pious shrines of the Lord Hanuman. The lord is found here in his rare sleeping posture amidst this holy sanctuary of Aurangabad. Every year countless number of devotees journey to this temple to offer their reverence. It....

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Travel Guide Daulatabad Fort
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Daulatabad Fort

Daulatabad Fort, also called as Devgiri Fort, is a 14th century fort located at a distance of 16 km from Aurangabad city. The fort witnessed rise and fall of various emperors and thus now proudly stands as one of the most powerful forts in India having the best defense system.

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