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About Aurangabad

about Aurangabad

Aurangabad!! One of the most fascinating archeological delights in the Maharashtra. Literally, the name of the city Aurangabad means “Built by the Throne”. This historical city derived its name from the one of the brave and courageous ruler named Aurangzeb. Though the city does not have lush green parks and gardens, valleys and gorgeous lakes, but is blessed with numerous historical monuments to make place in the heart of its visitors. Among them, Ajanta and Ellora caves need no special mention in this regard and are the part of World Heritage by UNESCO.


Located in the northern corner of the Maharashtra, one of the most developed states of India, Aurangabad lies at the 513 m above the sea level. From Mumbai, Aurangabad is only 375 kms away and offers stunning landscapes being enclosed with the hills on all the sides. The climate condition of any tourist place matters a lot for deciding a visit and so is the case with Aurangabad. The best time to make a trip to amazing city is between October and March when the climate is quite pleasant and favorable.


Aurangzeb was declared as a Mughal emperor in 1681, and during that time, he made the use of Aurangabad as a crusade center. But in 1707, he died and today also, his tomb could be seen in Khuldabad, a hamlet in vicinity of Aurangabad. Top of the all, this small village serves as a main tourist attraction in Aurangabad. Other than this, you can also witness myriad of tourist attractions in Aurangabad among which the main is Bibi-ka-Maqbara.


Aurangabad is also famous for its wonderful shopping among the tourists. What to buy in Aurangabad? Well, there are lots of things for purchasing in this astonishing city but you should miss the chance to buy its famous hand-woven Himroo Shawls and also Kimkhab and Mashru weaves, Paithani sarees, stones jewellery and much much more.

Aurangabad Fast Facts

City: Aurangabad

District: Aurangabad

State: Maharashtra

Country: India

Famous for/as: Monuments

Best Season: Oct - Mar

Summer: 20 to 43°C

Winter: 10 to 32°C

Rain: Jun - Sep

Area: 300 km2

Altitude: 513 m (1683 ft)

PIN Code: 431xxx

STD Code: 0240

Aurangabad News Papers

English: Aurangabad Times

Marathi: Sakaal Times

Hindi: Loksatta, Lokmat

Languages: Marathi, Hindi, English

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