The gateway to Ajanta and Ellora Caves

Aurangabad is a tourist hub, surrounded with many historical monuments, including the Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as Bibi Ka Maqbara. Aurangabad is named after the Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb. Lying along the right bank of the Kham River, the city is the district headquarters, which offers visitors all the modern comforts and amenities. There are several luxury and budget hotels, shopping centres and banks. In the city, there are three museums housing the art treasures of the region - the Sunheri Mahal Museum, the University Museum and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum. You can also while away the hours in the pleasant confines of the Bani Begum Gardens.

Attractions in Aurangabad, around and from Aurangabad

  • Ajanta The 30 caves of Ajanta were created over a span of some 600 years. In their range of time and treatments they provide a panorama of life in ancient India and are a source of all kinds of information .

  • Bibi Ka Maqbara Bibi Ka Maqbara is a maqbara built by Prince Azam Shah, son of Emperor Aurangzeb,one of the Mughal Emperors, in the late 17th century as a loving tribute to his mother

  • Daulatabad Fort Once known as 'Devgiri', this magnificent 12th century fortress stands on a hill just 13 km. from Aurangabad. It was also given the name Daulatabad, the 'city of fortune.

  • Ellora Caves Ellora Cave temples and monasteries excavated out of the vertical face of an escarpment are 26 km north of Aurangabad. Extending in a linear arrangement, the 34 caves contain Buddhist Chaityas, or hal