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Aurangabad

Maharashtra | India
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Aurangabad is categorised as Heritage / Pilgrimage / Business and Transit


Bibi Ka Maqbara
Salim Ali Talab (Photo Courtesy: Niks887)
Bhadkal Gate (Photo Courtesy: Nefirious)
Panchakki (Photo Courtesy: Arun Sagar)
Daulatabad Fort

Reasons to Visit
  • Aurangabad is a renowned heritage center in the Buddhist circuit visited by overseas guests from all over the world for Ajanta Caves (100 km), Ellora Caves (40 km)
  • Ajanta Caves (100 km), Ellora Caves (40 km) temples are UNESCO World heritage sites and visited by Archeologists, historians, heritage travelers, students and all segments of tourisits
  • Ellora is also home to Grishneshwar Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva
  • Aurangabad has many other monuments and caves to visit such as Panchakki (Heritage Watermill), Bibi ka Maqbara (Taj Mahal Replica) and Daulatabad Fort.
  • Aurangabad is also an access point to Lonar Crater (120 kms).
  • Aurangabad city was a major silk and cotton textile production center and known for "Paithani" Silk Sarees
Know It
  • Besides a heritage destination, Aurangabad is a prominent industrial town Ajanta caves are closed on Monday and Ellora caves are closed on Tuesday
Recommendations
  • Destinations in Maharashtra to Consider for a Holiday Traveller"A Prime heritage destination and a major tourist attraction being the base point to visit Ellora (40 kms) and Ajanta (100 kms) caves."
  • Buddhist Heritage Destinations In India"Aurangabad is a renowned heritage center in the Buddhist circuit visited by overseas guests from all over the world for Ajanta Caves (100 kms), Ellora Caves (40 kms). These caves are a UNESCO world heritage site. "
  • Major Heritage Destinations of Maharashtra"Aurangabad is a renowned heritage center visited by as access point for visiting Ajanta Caves (100 km), Ellora Caves (40 km). Aurangabad has many other monuments and caves to visit such as Panchakki (Heritage Watermill), Bibi ka Maqbara (Taj Mahal Replica) and Daulatabad Fort which are also visited alongwith."
  • Airports and Access Points in Maharashtra"Aurangabad Airport and Railway station offers a convenient access to visit Ajanta Ellora Caves, heritage monuments of Aurangabad, Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple and Lonar Crater."
  • Industrial Townships of Maharashtra"Aurangabad has been a major silk and cotton textile production centre. Major Industrial areas of Aurangabad are Chikhalthana MIDC, Shendra MIDC and Waluj MIDC. Many renowned Indian and MNCs have established themselves in the Industrial Estates of Aurangabad. "
Access Information

Aurangabad has 12 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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Mid-segment5
Premium7
Type of HotelsCount
Hotel9
Homestay1
Resort2

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9 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Aurangabad

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Getaway (1-3 nights)2
Short Break (4-6 nights)3
Holiday (7 or more)4

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List of Holidays for Aurangabad

Getaway

  • Aurangabad Getaway (2 Nights)
  • Aurangabad Getaway with Lonar extension (3 Nights)

Short Break

  • 7 Jyotirlinga Temples with Shirdi (6 Nights)
  • Aurangabad Getaway with Shirdi (4 Nights)
  • Maharashtra Jyotirlingas with Ashtavinayak and Shirdi (6 Nights)

Holiday

  • 9 Jyotirlinga Temples with Dwarka and Shirdi (8 Nights)
  • Central India Heritage with Agra and Aurangabad (14 Nights)
  • Maharashtra Pilgrimage Itinerary (7 Nights)
  • Maharashtra Pilgrimage Itinerary with Ashtavinayak (9 Nights)

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Aurangabad has 15 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Aurangabad Airport and Hotel in AurangabadRs. 778

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Aurangabad to Ajanta Day visit and backRs. 3889
Aurangabad to Ellora Day visit and backRs. 3889
Aurangabad to Lonar Day visit and backRs. 4773
Aurangabad to Parli Vaijnath Day visit and backRs. 8260
Aurangabad to Shirdi and Shani Shinganapur Temple Day visit and backRs. 4328
Aurangabad to Shirdi Day Visit and backRs. 3933
Aurangabad to Trimbakeshwar Day visit and backRs. 6406

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Aurangabad and Drop to BhusawalRs. 4667
Pickup from Aurangabad and Drop to ElloraRs. 1723
Pickup from Aurangabad and Drop to JalgaonRs. 4550
Pickup from Aurangabad and Drop to NashikRs. 6096
Pickup from Aurangabad and Drop to ShirdiRs. 4550
Pickup from Shirdi and Drop to AurangabadRs. 4550

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Aurangabad Railway Station and Hotel in AurangabadRs. 889

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Destination Ideas

  • Aurangabad Heritage Getaway
  • Deccan Odyssey - Luxury Train Experience
  • Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Pilgrimage - Ellora
  • Lonar Crater
  • Parli Jyotirlinga Pilgrimage
  • Shani Shingnapur Pilgrimage

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    17th century water mill at 1 km from Aurangabad. Panchakki is renowned for its underground water channel, that traverses more than 8 kms.
    Heritage Site
    Watermill
    1
    Aurangabad like every other old city in India is home to many entry points which have large gates built at the entrance. Aurangabad has 52 gates which makes it known as the City of Gates.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    3
    One of the lesser visited sights in Aurangabad are a set of 12 Buddhist caves dating back to 3 A.D. Of particular interest are the Tantric influences evident in the iconography and architectural designs of the caves.
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage
    3
    1692, Aurangzeb ordered a palace to be built and named it as the Quila-E-Ark. The space enclosed by the Quila-E-Ark or citadel covered nearly the whole ground between the Mecca and Delhi gates of the city
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    3
    Jumma masjid and the Kali masjid (build in early 17th Century) are the most attractive mosques for tourists to visit in Aurangabad.
    Mosque or Dargah, Heritage Site
    Mosque, Royal Heritage
    3
    Shah Ganj mosque is one of the finest mosques built in India. It built about 1720 A.D.
    Mosque or Dargah, Heritage Site
    Mosque, Royal Heritage
    3
    Alamgir is where Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb died the age of 91. Alamgir today houses a Masjid & Baradari where meetings used to take place. The library near the masjid has rare Qurans, dating back to the time of emperor Aurangzeb. One of the Qurans here was written by the emperor himself.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    3
    Situated about 3 kms from the city is Bibi Ka Maqbara, the burial place of Aurangzebs wife, Rabia-ud-Durrani alias Dilras Banu Begum. It is an imitation of the Taj at Agra and due to its similar design, it is popularly known as the Mini Taj of the Deccan.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    3
    Chowk Masjid is an impressive mid-17th Century Mosque in Aurangabad.
    Mosque or Dargah, Heritage Site
    Mosque, Royal Heritage
    3
    Salim Ali Sarovar (lake) popularly known as Salim Ali Talab is located near Delhi Gate. The lake is named after the renowned Ornitholigist as the area is good for Bird watching in Winter when a number of migratory birds arrive for nesting.
    Activity, Lake or Riverside
    City Lake, Bird Watching
    5
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Daulatabad is a 14th century fort at 16 kms from Aurangabad. Daulatabad was often referred to as Impregnable fort. Muhammad-bin-Tughluq succeeded the Khiljis at Delhi and seeing impregnable fort of Daulatabad, shifted the capital from Delhi in A.D. 1328. Daulatabad is a popular tourist visit option.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage, Fort
    16
    Bhadra Maruti Temple near Ellora Caves (4 kms) at Khuldabad is a Lord Hanuman Temple and one of the rare temples where idol of Lord Hanuman is portrayed in a sleeping posture.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Hanuman
    26
    Grishneshwar Temple is set near Ellora and is recognised as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva Temples.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva, Jyotirlinga
    30
    Ellora is set at about 30 kms from Aurangabad and is a World Heritage Site. Ellora represents the best of Indian rock-cut architecture. The 34 caves are structures excavated out of Charanandri hills. Buddhist, Hindu and Jain rock-cut temples and viharas and mathas were built between the 5th century and 10th century. There are 12 Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain caves. It is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India..
    Heritage Site
    UNESCO Heritage Site, Buddhist Heritage, Caves
    30
    Shuli Bhanjan is a hill near Aurangabad enroute to Ellora Caves near Daulatabad fort. Eknath Maharaj is believed to have carried his Tapyasya at this very location travelling daily by foot from Daulatabad fort. A Datta Mandir (Lord Dattatreya Temple) is built here. There are two hot water springs at the top of the hill near the Mandir.
    Temple or Holy Place, Natural Wonders
    Lord Dattatreya, Sulphur Springs
    31
    Laksh Vinayak Verul (near Ellora caves) is one of the prominent Ganesh temples in the area and one of the 21 Ganesh pith in India
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Ganesha
    33
    Deogad is home to renowned Lord Dattatreya temple. Deogad lies mid-way between Ahmednagar and Aurangabad.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Dattatreya
    58
    The Pitalkhora Caves near Aurangabad is an early Buddhist site consisting of 14 rock-cut cave monuments which date back to the third century BCE, making them one of the earliest examples of rock-cut architecture in India.
    Heritage Site
    Caves
    78
    Shingnapur is renowned for its Shani Temple popularly known as Shani Shinganapur Temple. It is renowned for the fact that no house in the village has locked doors. Despite this, no theft is reported in the village
    Temple or Holy Place
    Navagraha Temple
    81
    The Ajanta Caves are a set of 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave dated from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. The caves include paintings and sculptures that represent Buddhist religious art, with figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales. Ajanta Caves is a UNESCO World heritage site
    Heritage Site
    UNESCO Heritage Site, Buddhist Heritage, Caves
    102
    Lonar Crater is recognized as an impact crater created by the impact of either a comet or a meteorite. Crater is now a large lake around which many temples having a heritage character located. e.g. Daitya Sudan Temple, a Vishnu temple built between the 6th and 12th centuries. Lake is a haven for a wide range of plant and animal life and considered excellent for Bird watching.
    Activity, Lake or Riverside, Heritage Site, Natural Wonders
    Reservoir, Heritage Temple, Bird Watching, Crater
    120
    Shirdi Saibaba temple is located at the heart of the Shirdi town and houses the samadhi (burial site) of Sai Baba. Shirdi is one of the most visited temples in India and now an international renowned pilgrim centre for devotees of Saibaba.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Saibaba
    144
    Aundha Nagnath Temple is a Lord Shiva temple and a pilgrim centre. The temple is considered by many as one of the Twelve Jyotirlingas.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva, Jyotirlinga
    200
    Parli Vaijnath is home to a Lord Shiva Temple that is considered by many as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva, Jyotirlinga
    217
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Gautala Autramghat Sanctuary lies at about 60 kms North of Aurangabad, offering stunning misty weather and waterfalls in Monsoon (June-Sept) and excellent bird watching in Winter. The sanctuary is home to about 240 species of birds.
    Activity
    Bird Watching
    60
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Trimbakeshwar is a Lord Shiva temple and a major pilgrimage centre. It is also one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Shiva.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva, Jyotirlinga
    200

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    Ellora is a World Heritage Site, 30 km from Aurangabad and along with Ajanta caves is the prime more

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Average Day / Night Temperature of Aurangabad,Maharashtra,India

January
30°C / 19°C
February
32°C / 22°C
March
37°C / 25°C
April
39°C / 28°C
May
40°C / 28°C
June
32°C / 25°C
July
31°C / 24°C
August
29°C / 23°C
September
29°C / 22°C
October
31°C / 22°C
November
30°C / 20°C
December
30°C / 19°C

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Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Airport Road / Jalna RoadJalna Road / Airport Road is where a number of mid-segment and premium segment hotels are situated right at the junction from where CIDCO, industrial estate starts. These hotels cater to leisure as well as business travellers to Aurangabad.Business/Holiday5
CIDCOAbout 9 kms from the station and Airport. This is the heart of Industrial estate.Business/Holiday1
Jubilee ParkThe area is about 10 kms from Airport and 3 kms from station where The Meadows Resort is situatedBusiness/Holiday2
Railway StationRailway station is kind of city centre around which few mid-segment and premium hotels are situated.Transit/Business/Holiday2
DaulatabadDaulatabad Fort area lies at half an hour drive from Aurangabad overlooking countryside, hills and imposing Daulatabad Fort.Holiday/Getaway1
Airport in Aurangabad
  • Chikkalthana Airport ( IXU ) , Aurangabad
Railway Stations in Aurangabad
  • Aurangabad ( AWB ), Aurangabad
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