Aurangabad Holidays

Aurangabad is a city in western India with a rich cultural and artistic history. It is a very popular tourist destination due to its many historical sites and monuments. Most famous among them are the Ajanta and Ellora Caves, both designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These caves were important religious sites in ancient times and exhibit ... Read more
stunning artistic mastery in painting and stonework. Another exceedingly popular site is the Bibi ka Maqbara, a Mughal tomb styled after the Taj Mahal. Aside from these major sites, Aurangabad is home to many temples and museums, of which many are focused on regional cultural and religious history. The city is one of the fastest growing urban centers in the world, and in recent years development has rapidly increased. Some fear that this development will ruin the sensitive nature of the fragile sites, but others hail the arrival of modernity. It is surely a place to visit as soon as possible.

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The temperature in Mumbai and the surrounding area hovers in the 80s (26-31C) for most of the year, but what you’ll want to watch out for is the extremely heavy rain of monsoon season, which lasts from June ... Read more
through September. During this time, all the extra water puts a strain on the city’s already questionable drainage system, and unless trudging through streams of dirty water is on your travel itinerary, it’s best to come at another time of year.

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The last Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb, made the city of Aurangabad his capital from 1653 to 1707 and left numerous historic relics alongside a group of ancient Buddhist caves. But the real reason for traipsing here over a weekend is because the town is an excellent base for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ajanta and Ellora.

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The central-Maharashtiran city of Aurangabad doesn't typically get much in the way of press. Most people, if they stop here at all, generally use it as a base for exploring the nearby Ajanta and Ellora Caves, and while that's the mostly the only natural reason to come here, it's still a suprisingly nice place, with a friendly vibe, lots of lodging options, and decent onward transit connections. If you find yourself wanting to linger longer than it takes just to do the caves (and nearby Daulatabad Fort!) there are also a host of nifty lesser medieval ruins around the town to explore.

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Learned something new.
Smaller version of Taj Mahal.
Must visit if in Aurangabad.

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Aurangabad is one of the bigger cities in Maharashtra. Its the nearest city to the world famous Ajanta & Ellora caves. Both caves are at driving distance from the city though covering them on a single day is a herculean task.
Other places to visit in and around Aurangabad are - Ghrishneshwar temple(half a kilometer from Ellora caves), Daulatabad fort, Bibi ka Maqbara, Soneri Mahal, Aurangabad Caves, Lonar.
The city is also a paradise for food lovers(both vegetarian and non-vegetarian). From delicious veg Maharashtrian Thali to mouth-watering Kebabs, foodies have a lot of very good options to choose from.

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aurangabad is most beutiful city in maharashtra.famous ajintha & ellora caves are so ancient & precious also. there are many five star hotel at is so awsome to see daulatabad fort at aurangabad. i highly reccomand u to visit this most beutiful city. there is asias biggest mall is situated at here in aurangabad. so i recommand you to visit aurangabad & prozon mall also.


Fantastic caves and lovely people. Thanks Ellora and Ajanta, Will

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