Aurangabad, which was pronounced by the Government as the Tourism Capital of Maharashtra in 2010, is an acclaimed vacationer center which welcomes its guests with a lavishly woven embroidery of sights and sounds. The city got its name for being the past capital of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in the seventeenth century AD. The town is utilized as the base to investigate the incredibly acclaimed caverns of Ajanta and Ellora, Daulatabad Fort which is eminent for its solid safeguard frameworks, Mausoleums of Aurangzeb and Bibi-Ka-Maqbara well known for its engineering and Grishneshwar Temple, one of the main 12 Shiva Jyotirlingas in India.
From UNESCO World Heritage Sites to clamoring markets overflowing with fragile silk things and impeccable hand-woven pieces of clothing, Aurangabad guarantees all vacationers an energizing occasion insight. While the city is quickly heading towards mechanical development and globalization, it actually holds a large portion of its past magnificence, legacy, charms and customs.
The most renowned vacation spot of Aurangabad is the Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Pronounced a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Ajanta Caves is home to 29 unique surrenders, all of which feature Buddhist fine art having a place with the period running from 200 B.C to 650 A.D. All works of art and figures in the caverns were built carefully by Buddhist priests utilizing just basic apparatuses, for example, etches and pounds. These artworks and figures depict a differed scope of stories, beginning from the Jataka Tales to interesting records of old sprites and princesses. The Ellora Caves, a little good ways from the Ajanta Caves, houses a sum of 34 surrenders and has figures and works of art portraying not one, but rather three distinct religions – Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. The sheer variety of the models, the design ability, and the long stretches of difficult work attempted by craftsmans are sufficient to leave you dumbfounded.
Aurangabad is likewise home to sanctuaries, for example, the Jyothirlinga Grishneshwar sanctuary and the Bhadra Maruti Temple, the two of which have legends and fantasies of their own. Known for its specialties and makes, and particularly its silk, Aurangabad has a lot of business sectors from where you can purchase different nearby painstaking work, extraordinary jewels, wraps, and obviously, the district’s renowned paithani silk sarees.
Attraction: Grishneshwar Temple, Bibi ka Maqbara, The Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Daulatabad Fort, Siddharth Garden, Gul Mandi, Bani Begum Garden,Jain Caves, The Buddhist Caves, Panchakki, Khuldabad, Kailasa Temple, Salim Ali Lake, Bhadra Maruti, Killa Arak, Dargah of Pir Ismail, etc…
Nearby places: Lonar Crater Lake, Anjanta Visitor Center(Museum), Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Bhadra Maruti Temple, Gautala Autramghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Shani Shingnapur, Shri Sai baba’s Temple, Paithan Dam, Pitalkhora Caves, etc…
Best Time to visit: November to February.
Peak Season: Winter Season.
How to Reach
- By Air: There are global flights interfacing Aurangabad with urban areas around the globe through Mumbai or Pune. Streets to and from the city are all around created and due to its it focal area, a few trains likewise go through this city.
- By Rail: Aurangabad falls in the South-Central Zone of Indian Railways and is all around associated with Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Pune, Nagpur and Shirdi by rail. Express trains from Mumbai are generally continuous and happy with including the quick Aurangabad Janshatabdi Express.
- By Road: Aurangabad is all around associated with Nagpur, Mumbai and Pune by street. The legislature of Maharashtra runs customary AC transports from Mumbai and Pune to Aurangabad, and there are additionally numerous private transport administrators. Sleeper transports likewise usually handle on this course.