Aurangabad

Place Information
Name of the Place Aurangabad
Country India
State Maharashtra
Population 11.8 Lakhs
Official Language Marathi
Website https://aurangabad.gov.in/

Aurangabad is a significant city in the state of Maharashtra, India. It sees a lot of global tourists because of its world heritage sites Ajanta & Ellora caves. Aurangabad, a fantasy destination of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, founded in 1610. The city is heading towards accelerated industrial expansion, but keeps its ancient glory and charms, legacy and customs.

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Things to do:

A medieval city called after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, Aurangabad is normally associated as a stopover destination to see the famous Ajanta and Ellora caves, the very popular tourist attraction in Maharashtra. However, most people doesn’t know, this quaint small district is dotted with lots of history which returns to 3rd century BC. Listing here the best offbeat tourist attractions when you are in the city.

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  1. Ajanta Caves

The best-known tourist destination in Maharashtra, for its 'frescoes' that decorate the interiors of caves. You will find little crater such as holes on the ground of their caves, which are thought to have behaved as palettes once the caves were painted. Much older than the Ellora caves. These 2nd-century temples were one of the first monastic associations in India.

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  1. Ellora Caves

Though they know together as Ajanta and Ellora caves, the Ellora caves too are a part of the renowned travel destinations in Maharashtra. Contrary to Ajanta, which has more frescoes or paintings.

Ellora caves have beautiful sculptures and not as dramatic. Constructed between the 5th and 10th century, all these remarkable complexes of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples along with the 34 caves have been excavated from the vertical surface of their Charanandri hills. Just like Ajanta caves these also are UNESCO World Heritage site.

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  1. Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Situated about 30km from Aurangabad, at a very small village named Verul, Grishneshwar is thought to be the 12th or final Jyotirlinga around the world. Constructed with red stones, pre-historic architectural design completed with 5 miniature shikhara. It's stated, sacred water springs within the temple. Male devotees need to remove their upper body clothes before going into the temple according to the convention.

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  1. Bibi Ka Maqbara

Constructed in a hexagonal shape, raised platform with 4 minarets on 4 corners it bears a remarkable resemblance to the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra. The monument includes some intricate designs and carvings. According to historians, it was meant to rival the Taj Mahal but budgetary constraints by Aurangzeb led to a bad copy of the Taj. But Bibi Ka Maqbara is the biggest structure ever built by Aurangzeb.

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  1. Panchakki (Water Mill)

Panchakki, also referred as the watermill and was created to create energy, reverse the big grinding stones of this bark mill, by water brought down from a nearby spring onto a hill and is just another classic case of medieval Indian structure. The building is situated near the dargah of a Sufi saint, dargah of Baba Shah Musafir. The dargah complex consisted of a mosque, a madrassa, a kacheri, a minister's home, a sarai and homes for zananas. This hydro mill was used to grind grain for the pilgrims and disciples of saints.

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  1. Daulatabad Fort & Chini Mahal
  2. Himayat Bagh
  3. Lonar Crater Lake
  4. Pithalkhora Caves
  5. Aurangabad Caves

Education & Training:

The city is reputed to have some superb medical & dental colleges. Besides technology, polytechnic and other specialist classes are also educated in the institutes. Countless general schools delve into the depths of their sciences and arts. Some of the list of best colleges in the city are;

Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Sanstha's Dental College and Hospital, GS Mandals Marathawada Institute OF Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College, Faculty of Archaeology, Dr. B S Ambedkar Marathwada University, Y B Chavan College of Pharmacy, Govt Engineering College, Kamla Nehru College of Pharmacy, and Bhagwan Shikshan Parasark Mandal Pharmacy College

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Food and Drink

Similar to Mughlai or Hyderabadi cuisine, Aurangabad food is well known for its aromatic pulao and abundant Biryani. Tender meats cooked in fresh herbs and spices are a mouthwatering specialty in this region. 1 word of warning -- the meals here ranges from hot to super-hot, therefore brace your taste buds, and have a peek at the 10 finest restaurants at Aurangabad.

Bhoj, Green Leaf, Kream N Krunch, Lattitude, Yalla Yalla, Tandoor, D' Curry House, Icy Spicy, Thaat Bhat, and China City.

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Hospitals

Considering the city is among the significant cities of Maharastra, many health clinics and institutions spread across its area. Top institutions and healthcare facilities available across the city. Their principal objective is to present a better health care option to people of all classes. Here is a list of hospitals which can allow you to find multispecialty or single-specialty hospitals in the city which you're searching for;

Seth Nandlal Dhoot Hospital, Kamalnayan Bajaj Hospital, MIT Hospital and Research Institute, Manik Hospital and Research Center Pvt. Ltd., United Ciigma Hospital, Apex Super Speciality Hospital, Century Multispeciality Hospital Pvt Ltd, Dr. Hedgewar Hospital, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Sai Sanket Multispeciality Hospital, Aims Hospital, and Trauma Centre, and MGM Hospital.

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Hotels & Accommodation

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The city was called Aurangabad, after Aurangzeb, the Mughal emperor. This vibrant city is placed on the ideal bank of Kham River. Aurangabad is also growing as an important commercial city and hotels in Aurangabad will be the best treat for those tourists coming into the city. Listed below are some top hotels in the city;

Hotel Chhaya- Foreign guest only, The Fern Residency Aurangabad, Hotel Pariwar, 7 Apple Hotel, Welcom Hotel Rama International, Vivanta Aurangabad, Grand Kailash Hotel, and Hotel Vijay Residency.

Shopping & Night Life

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The city is very well-known for its shopping too. Tourists from all around India head to the city to visit the most historic locations around. The city has so many shopping areas. Let’s take a look at the best shopping locations in the city below.

Himroo Factory, Gul Mandi, paithani weaving center, Prozone Golden Mall, Hypercity Mall, and Mughal Silk Bazaar.

Aurangabad

Place Information
Name of the Place Aurangabad
Country India
State Maharashtra
Population 11.8 Lakhs
Official Language Marathi
Website https://aurangabad.gov.in/