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Aurangabad

About Aurangabad

Named after the renowned Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb, Aurangabad is also referred as the base to Indian heritage with world Heritage Sites Ajanta and Ellora – one of the greatest artistic treasures possessed by India.

Flights to Aurangabad

Direct Aurangabad flights connect the city to other metropolitans like Delhi and Mumbai. The airport is situated 10km east of the city. You can easily get a taxi or auto rickshaw outside the airport to reach your destination in the city.

Accommodation

Aurangabad offers a wide range of luxury and budget hotels to stay in. The choice for Aurangabad hotels ranges from deluxe hotels that offer all amenities and luxuries to equitably priced standard hotels. However, all hotels around the city ensure a comfortable stay by providing a home away from home.

Activities and Sightseeing

The list of to do things in Aurangabad is quite interesting. You can go for local sight-seeing to visit renowned historical monuments. Some important ones include:

  • Jami Masjid
  • Bibi ka Maqbara
  • Buddhist Caves
  • Dargah of Baba Shah Musafir
  • Panchakki – a water-powered flour mill
Besides, you can also visit the various temples around the city, like Ellora near Aurangabad or drive to Daulatabad or Paithan, a nearby city of pilgrimage for Hindus.

For shopaholics, the local market offers exclusive Paithani saris and stoles and shawls in Himroo or Kimkhab. The markets are a home for antiques, cotton and silk textiles.

In addition to shopping, you can also make your trip more enjoyable with fun activities organised by adventure sports clubs. These activities include:

  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rappelling
  • Trekking
  • Night camping

For food lovers, the city offers wide range of dining options. While in-house restaurants offer extensive selection of cuisines, there are numerous vegetarian Gujarati, rich Muslim and hearty North-Indian cuisine in numerous cafes and restaurants in and around the city.

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Travel Tip

If you are planning a trip to Aurangabad, remember to carry light woollens for winter season while summers would require cool cotton clothes. Don’t forget to carry shades and hats for hot sunny days. Enjoy!