Named after the great Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, Aurangabad takes pride in flaunting some really popular attractions of India like Ajanta and Ellora Caves. The caves epitomize the brilliance of Indian rock-cut architecture. Much of these caves’ history is still unknown, but the precision is evident. The city is encircled with 52 gates, each narrating a different tale; this gave Aurangabad another name, “The City of Gates”. The replica of Taj Mahal, Bibi ka Maqbara is yet another tourist attraction of the city. It is the tomb of Aurangzeb’s Wife, commissioned by his son. Talking of Aurangzeb, he chose to be buried in the “Valley of Saints”, Khuldabad. It is a revered area of Aurangabad and has dargahs of many famous Islamic saints, like Zar Zari Zar Baksh, Shaikh Zain-ud-din Shirazi and Shaikh Burhan ud-din Gharib Chisti. Also famous for silk and cotton textiles, Aurangabad is emerging as one of the most developed cities of India.
Aurangabad Travel Guide
- Average Climate:18°C to 38°C
- Best Time to Visit:July to March
- STD Code:0240