Tour Aurangabad - the city of gates...
Located on the banks of River Kham, Aurangabad in Maharashtra is famous for the Buddhist caves at Ajanta and Ellora.
Famous for bidri work and folk arts, Aurangabad is a great favorite with ethnic art lovers. Its serene surroundings and tranquil ambience offer perfect inspiration for lovers of art.
The history of Aurangabad begins with the story of a small village Khidki that lay on an important ancient foreign trade route. Aurangabad as it exists today was established by Malik Ambar in the year 1610.
A noble in Murtaza Nizam Shah II's court, Malik Ambar was an Abyssian slave. He named the city Fatehpura after his son. Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb stayed in Aurangabad for several years and used this part of Maharashtra as a military base for his royal campaigns.
In the ancient times the Mauryan rulers also dominate the region for a while. Buddhism made inroads and monks stayed in these parts to meditate and pray for centuries.
Aurangabad also developed as a center of silk production.
Though known as an industrial hub, Aurangabad abounds in tourist attractions. Visit the ancient Ajanta and Ellora Caves; tour the Grishneswar Temple, Bibi ka Maqbara, Daulatabad Fort, Aurangzeb's Tomb at Khultabad, Shirdi, Lonar, Panchakki, Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary and the Gautala Park on Aurangabad tours with India City Tour packages.
Also enjoy excursions to the Pithalkora Caves that lie on the outskirts of Aurangabad, India.
Other interesting tourist attractions in Aurangabad are the Bani Begum Gardens, Mhaismal and Pariyon ka Talab.
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