“The Tourism Capital of Maharashtra” has a lot to offer to the tourists visiting the city which is named after the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb. The city of Aurangabad is full of scenic natural beauty as well as man-made monuments. This amalgamation of nature with human creative minds. The famous Ajanta and Ellora Caves which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites attract a big bunch of tourists every year to the place. The city has a number of places for the tourists to visit and hence is one of the most favorite tourist destinations in India. The city is known as the City of Gates” and the strong presence of these can be felt while driving through the city. The months from October to February are the best to visit this city.

The main attractions of the city include the following places

Ajanta Caves are one of the most famous and best caves in India. The caves attract tourists from all over the world for the architectural beauty and amazing artwork. An extraordinary work of mankind, these caves is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The paintings in the caves are unique and stunning holding a kind of mystery which attracts many researchers to the place. The cave is an interesting and a must visit place in the top of the list for site seeing in Aurangabad.

Bibi Ka Maqbara

It is another beautiful monument of the city. The historic monument has a resemblance to the Taj Mahal. This monument also has a lot of resemblance to the Taj Mahal as it was built by Aurangzeb for his beloved lifeDilrasBanu Begum. The magnificent marble structure has mesmerizing designs and detailed carvings which make it “The Taj of Maharashtra”.

Ellora Caves

This is another site to have a delightful glimpse of the city and to know more about its diverse history. The rich architectural work and the brilliant carvings make the caves rare. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a major attraction of the city and the mere idea of a visit to the city makes it kind of obvious to visit the place.

Ghrishneshwar Temple

It is located at a distance of about 500 m from theEllora Caves. The temple is considered to be one of the Twelve Shiva Temples and is visited by a large number of pilgrims as well as tourists. The stunning architecture has eye-catching structure and portrays the creative brains of the time.

Daulatabad Fort

It is also known as the Devagiri Fort is located on a hill surrounded by the greenery all around. The fortress provides a picturesque view portraying beautiful scenery and preserves the heritage of the city providing a rough picture of how it would have been stubborn against the enemy and that makes it very obvious that it was never conquered by any enemy.

Jayakawadi Dam

It is another location of the city which makes the tourists awestruck by the beautiful migratory birds found in the area. The variety of birds with a garden surrounding the place, it is an ideal spot for nature lovers and photographers.

Piltalkhora Caves

It is another set of lesser known caves in the city. The best part about the caves is the location which is a delight for nature lovers who will be spellbound by the scenic beauty of the place.

Bani Begum Bagh

It is another treasure in the rich city of sculptures and old monuments showcasing Mughal Architecture. The fabulous garden is a perfect place to spend some leisure time on a vacation or the trip. The peaceful environment provides a connection to the soul and greenery helps us keep the connection with our roots and nature.


It is a city full of many other awesome places, like nature and culture tours, to be visited by the tourists visiting the place like the Panchakki which provides a glimpse into the development of the time where this model of science worked like the modern world. Zainuddin Shirzai’s Maqbara is another site flaunting the amazing architecture of the Mughal time. Some other delights of the city include Chowk Masjid, Sunehri Mahal, Shahganj Masjid, and Aurangabad Caves, Salim Ali Lake and Bird Sanctuary and a lot of other places. The city ofAurangabad provides a wide idea of the ancient times with its various monuments with a modern touch and preserves the cultural and natural heritage of India.

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