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Aurangabad

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Caves · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
City of Gates
A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India. Named after Aurangzeb, a Mughal emperor who made the city his capital for a brief period at the end of the 17th century, Aurangabad features a scattering of interesting and impressive monuments dating back to that period. Most tourists take a trip to Aurangabad for a chance to see two sets of UNESCO-listed caves, containing temples, relics, and shrines dating back to 200 BCE. To personalize your trip to Aurangabad, create itinerary details specific to you using our India trip builder website.
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Popular things to do in Aurangabad

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World heritage site
Ellora Caves
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Architectural Building
Bibi Ka Maqbara
3.6
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Religious Site
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Cave
Aurangabad Caves
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Aurangabad

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World heritage site
Ajanta Caves Ajanta
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Ruin
Daulatabad Fort Daulatabad
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Shani Shingnapur Shingnapur
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Chand Minar Daulatabad
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Aurangabad

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Spa
Spas
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Jain Temple in Ellora caves
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Religious Site
Dargah Baba Shah Muzafir
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Religious Site
Bhadra Maruti
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Aurangabad

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Historic Site
Jama Masjid
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Valley of the Sufi Saints
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Mission
Ramakrishna Mission Aurangabad
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb
3.1
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Aurangabad

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Geologic Formation
Goga Baba Hill
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cave
Pithalkhora Caves
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Panchakki (Water Mill)
1.0
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Aurangabad

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Science Museum
MGM APJ Abdul Kalam Astrospace Science Centre & Club
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
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Garden
Siddharth Garden
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Park
H2O Water Park
3.2
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Aurangabad

Look in the western sections of the city for guesthouses and luxury hotels sitting close to the main urban attractions and amenities. A growing number of accommodations also sit on or around the main east-west Nagpur-Aurangabad-Mumbai Highway that runs through the town, including some resorts, a range of budget hotels, and guesthouses.
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