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Encyclopedia > Aurangabad, Maharashtra
  ?औरंगाबाद
Aurangabad
Maharashtra • India
Coordinates: 19°32′N 75°14′E / 19.53, 75.23
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation
196 km² (76 sq mi)
• 513 m (1,683 ft)
District(s) Aurangabad
Population
Density
1,414,918 (2006)
• 7,219 /km² (18,697 /sq mi)
Mayor Vijaya Rahatkar
Codes
Pincode
Telephone

• 431 001
• +0240

Coordinates: 19°32′N 75°14′E / 19.53, 75.23 , Maharashtra (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र , IPA  , translation: Great Nation) is Indias third largest state in area and second largest in population after Uttar Pradesh. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Locator_Dot. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Location of Mirzapur and the 82. ... The geography of India is diverse, with landscape ranging from snow-capped mountain ranges to deserts, plains, rainforests, hills, and plateaus. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... The divisions of a district. ... Aurangabad District is a District in Maharashtra, India. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Example of a PIN: The PIN code of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh A Postal Index Number or PIN or Pincode is the post office numbering or post code system used by the Indian Postal Service. ... For the past decade or so, telecommunication activities have gained momentum in India. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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Aurangabad (pronunciation  (औरंगाबाद) from Persian اورنگ‌آباد meaning "Built by the Throne", named after Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb) is a city in Maharashtra, India. The city is a tourist hub, surrounded with many historical monuments including Ajanta and Ellora World heritage sites. This district center is the administrative headquarter of Aurangabad Division, or Marathwada region. Aurangabad (औरंगाबाद, from Persian اورنگ‌آباد meaning Built by the Throne, named after Mughal Emporer Aurangazeb) is a city and district in Maharashtra, India. ... Image File history File links Aurangabad. ... Farsi redirects here. ... Aurangzeb (Persian: (full title: Al-Sultan al-Azam wal Khaqan al-Mukarram Abdul Muzaffar Muhiuddin Muhammad Aurangzeb Bahadur Alamgir I, Padshah Ghazi) (November 3, 1618 – March 3, 1707), also known by his chosen Imperial title Alamgir I (Conqueror of the Universe) (Persian: ), was the ruler of the Mughal Empire from... , Maharashtra (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र , IPA  , translation: Great Nation) is Indias third largest state in area and second largest in population after Uttar Pradesh. ... Ajanta takes the name after the village AjinÅ£hā in Aurangabad district in the state of Maharashtra(N. lat. ... Kailasanatha Temple Ellora is an ancient village 30 km from the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra famous for its magnificent rock cut architecture comprising of Buddhist, Hindu and Jaina cave temples and monasteries built between the 6th and 10th century A.D. These structures were excavated... Map of the districts comprising the Aurangabad Division of Maharashtra. ... Map of the districts comprising the Aurangabad Division of Maharashtra. ...


History

There was a village named Khadki (Khadki) where the city stands today. According to some historians, the city was founded in 1610 by Malik Ambar. Malik Ambar was the Prime Minister of Murtaza Nizam Shah II of Ahmednagar, the then ruler of the Deccan (central parts of Southern India). Malik Ambar(1550-1626) was born a slave in Ethiopia. ... A prime minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... For other uses, see Ahmednagar (disambiguation). ... The Deccan Plateau is a vast plateau in India, encompassing most of Central and Southern India. ...


It is widely believed that city took shape between 1604 and 1610 under Malik Ambar's rule. Initially, it was named Fatehpura (city of Victory), probably after Malik's son Fateh Khan.


In 1634, Aurangzeb was sent to Khadki as Governor of Deccan. In 1644, he moved to Agra to play an active role in Mughal politics. Aurangzeb (Persian: (full title: Al-Sultan al-Azam wal Khaqan al-Mukarram Abdul Muzaffar Muhiuddin Muhammad Aurangzeb Bahadur Alamgir I, Padshah Ghazi) (November 3, 1618 – March 3, 1707), also known by his chosen Imperial title Alamgir I (Conqueror of the Universe) (Persian: ), was the ruler of the Mughal Empire from... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ...


In 1681, the city again became the residence of Aurangzeb, who had now become Mughal Emperor. He used the city as a base for his campaigns to conquer the last remaining Deccan sultanates until his death in 1707 AD. The modern name of the city was probably taken during his period. Aurangzeb's tomb is situated at Khultabad, a small town near the city which is also known as Saints valley. The Deccan sultanates were five Muslim-ruled kingdoms–-Bijapur, Golconda, Ahmednagar, Bidar, and Berar of south-central India. ... Kuldabad is a town in Maharashtra, India not far from Aurangabad (now also known as Sambhajinagar). ...


The important places in and around Aurangabad include Bibi ka Maqbara(A replica Of the Taj Mahal), Ellora Caves, Aurangabad Caves, Ajanta Caves, Ghrishneshwar Shiva Temple ,Daulatabad Fort.


Geography

The location co-ordinates for Aurangabad are N 19° 53' 47" - E 75° 23' 54". It is located 512 meters above sea level. The city is surrounded by hills on all sides.


Temperatures : Annual temperature in Aurangabad range from 9 to 40 °C. The best time to visit Aurangabad is in the winter - October to February. The highest maximum temperature ever recorded at Aurangabad was 46 °C (114 °F) on 25 May 1905. The lowest record temperature was 2 °C (36 °F) on 2 February 1911. The climate of Aurangabad is mild compared to other cities and remains lower scaled in summer compared to other cities. Rarely the mercury touches 40+ degrees Celsius.[1] is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Rainfall : Most of the rainfall occurs in the monsoons season (June to September). Rainfall in Aurangabad varies from 9.0 to 693 mm/month. Average annual rainfall is 725 mm.


Economy

There is ample evidence to believe that Aurangabad was developed as a trading hub four centuries ago. It lies on a major trade route that used to connect north-west India's sea and land ports to the Deccan region.


Manufacturing

Himroo Shawl
Himroo Shawl

The city was a major silk and cotton textile production center. A fine blend of silk with locally grown cotton was developed as Himroo textile. Much of the silk industry has eroded with times. Yet a few industrial units, like Aurangabad Silk Mills have been successful in keeping that tradition alive. Paithani silk saris are also made in Aurangabad. The name of this cloth is derived from Paithan town. Himroo is a type of fabric native to the state of Maharashtra, India. ... For the city, see Sari, Iran. ... Paithan, formerly Pratishthana, was the capital of the Sātavāhana empire of ancient India. ...


Pharmaceuticals, steel recycling, auto parts manufacturing, and beverages production (soft drinks and Beer in particular) are major industries.


The Shendra, Chikalthana and Waluj MIDC Industrial Areas are prominent industrial zones on the outskirts of the city. Major multinational groups that have set up manufacturing or processing plants in and around the city include :

  • Bajaj Auto Ltd. - Automaker
  • Škoda India - Automaker,
  • Siemens Ltd - Engineering,
  • Pepsi - Beverages,
  • Videocon - Consumer electronics and durables,
  • Cosmo Films Limited - BOPP Films,
  • Wockhardt Ltd - Pharmaceuticals,
  • United Spirits Ltd - Liquor,
  • Fosters India - Liquor,
  • Endurance - Auto Ancillaries,
  • Rucha Group - Auto Ancillaries,
  • Varroc India - Auto Ancillaries,
  • Duraware - Kitchen Appliances,
  • Garware polymers - Polymer Films,
  • Good Year - Tyre,
  • NRB Bearing - Auto Ancillaries,
  • Johnson & Johnson - Health Care,
  • Sterlite-Optical Fibres & Networking,
  • Colgate & Palmolive - FMCG
  • Biostadt India Limited - Medical products
  • Grind Master Machines Pvt.Ltd. - Polishing Machine Manufacturer
  • Aurangabad Electricals Ltd. - Auto Ancillaries
  • Aurangabad Silk Mills - Himroo Fabrics Manufacturer

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In the first decade of the 21st century, Aurangabad has seen a spurt in financial activities.Almost all public sector and private banks have opened up their branches in Aurangabad. The Major Banks that have their brances include The State Bank of Hyderabad,Citibank, Deutsche Bank,Yes Bank, Bank of India, State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, IDBI Bank, Bank Of Rajasthan State Bank of Hyderabad is an associate bank of State Bank of India and one of the nationalised banks in India. ... Citibank is a major international bank, founded in 1812 as the City Bank of New York. ... Deutsche Bank AG (pronounced [2]) (ISIN: DE0005140008, NYSE: DB) (literal translation - German Bank) is a leading global investment bank with a broad private clients franchise, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Bank of India, Chennai. ... State Bank of India (SBI) (LSE:SBID) is a Public Sector Banking Organisation (PSB), in which the Government of India is the biggest shareholder, and is the largest bank in India. ... ICICI Bank (formerly Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India) is Indias largest private sector bank in market capitalization and second largest overall in terms of assets. ... HDFC Bank logo HDFC Bank (NYSE: HDB), one amongst the firsts of the new generation, tech-savvy commercial banks of India, was set up in august 1994 after the Reserve Bank of India allowed setting up of Banks in the private sector. ... Axis Bank logo Axis Bank, previously called UTI Bank, was the first of the new private banks to have begun operations in 1994, after the Government of India allowed new private banks to be established. ... The Industrial Development Bank of India Limited commonly known by its acronym IDBI is one of Indias leading private banks. ...


Information Technology


In Aurangabad 16 I.T. companies have already been established, and more are waiting to establish their bases in this city, mainly because of it's large urban and cosmopolitan population and proximity to Mumbai Pune and Hyderabad. Information Technology (IT) or Information and Communication(s) Technology (ICT) is a broad subject concerned with technology and other aspects of managing and processing information, especially in large organizations. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... , Pune (IPA: , Marathi: पुणे) is a city located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. ... For other uses, see Hyderabad. ...


IT parks in the city.


1) Deogiri Infotech Park, Aurangabad
2) Software Technology Park Chikhalthana


Hotels


List of 4 and 5 starred hotels in aurangabad.


1)Hotel Windsor Castle - 4 2)Hotel Taj Residancy - 5 3)Hotel Rama International - 5 4)Hotel Ajanta Ambassador - 5 5)Quality inn Meadows - 3 6)Hotel President Park - 3 7)Aurangabad Gymkhana Club - 4 8)Hotel Classic, Railway Station Road, Aurangabad 2 Good budget Hotels include 1) MTDC Holiday Resort (Government Owned & Opetated) - Station Road 2) Hotel Amarpreet - Kranti Chowk 3) The Manor Hotel - Kranti Chowk



Eating out


Aurangabad has a fairly good restaurants and eating joints. Apart from the star category hotels there are many restaurants in the city. If you are a full Indian meal lover then That-Baat and Bhoj are just for you. Hotel Angithi and Riviera offer good Non-Vegetarian Indian cuisine. Smile Restaurant, Laadli are a few of the good pure veg a-la-carte and breakfast options. Good cakes and saviors can be enjoyed at Baker's Lounge in a cosmopolitan and elegant decor. If you can digest extremely hot n' spicy meat then you can visit The Maratha Hotel - a bit down-market place.


Gayatri Chaat Bhandar is a roadside but very hygienic eating place where you can eat freshly made hot Kachoris, Samosas and Bhjjiyas prepared in front of you on a 'chullha'. The place is open only in the evenings. Milan Mithai and Bikaner Bhujiawalla are the best places to eat sweets and munchins like farsan and bhujiya.


A lot of global coffee shop chains, snack bars and Ice cream chains like Cafe Coffee Day, Dinshaws, Smokin Joe Pizza, Korn Klub and many more are also available. Paan at Tara Paan Centre, Osmanpura is very popular. Betel pepper (Piper betle) vines Shopkeeper making Paan in an Indian store Paan, pan (in many Indic languages, हिन्दी : पान ), or beeda (in Tamil) is a type of Indian snack, which consists of fillings wrapped in a triangular package using leaves of the Betel pepper (Piper betle) and held together with a... Betel pepper (Piper betle) vines Shopkeeper making Paan in an Indian store Paan, pan (in many Indic languages, हिन्दी : पान ), or beeda (in Tamil) is a type of Indian snack, which consists of fillings wrapped in a triangular package using leaves of the Betel pepper (Piper betle) and held together with a...


Administration and Politics

Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is the local civil body. It is divided in six zones.


Major Areas of Aurangabad City

  • Jubilee Park
  • City Chowk
  • Osmanpura
  • Trishran Nagar
  • Roshan Gate
  • Begum Pura
  • Town Hall
  • Rauza Baug
  • Himayat Baug
  • Kat Kat Gate
  • Paithan Gate
  • Kirad Pura
  • Baiji Pura
  • Buddi Lane and Juna Bazar
  • Khadkeshwar
  • CIDCO city Region
  • Garkheda
  • Jawahar Colony
  • Chikhaltana
  • Samarthnagar
  • Jyotinagar
  • Aurangpura & Nirala Bazaar
  • Shah Ganj
  • Cheli Pura
  • Gulmandi
  • Mondha
  • Zaffer Gate
  • Saadat Nagar
  • Shah Bazar
  • Raja Bazar
  • Shah Noor Miyan Darghah
  • Shivaji Nagar
  • Satara Parisar
  • Bajaj Nagar & Waluj
  • Shendra MIDC
  • Pandharpur & Chitegaon MIDC
  • Kanchan Wadi
  • Mukund Wadi
  • Nakshatra Wadi
  • HUDCO
  • Harsul
  • Silk Mills
  • Nageshwar wadi
  • Nandanvan Colony

Aurangabad contributes one seat to the Lok Sabha. The seat is currently held by Mr. Chandrakant Khaire, MP of the Shiv Sena party. And two seats for Assembly, Aurangabad West (Indian National Congress) and Aurangabad East (National Congress Party). The Lok Sabhha (alternatively titled, the House of the People, by the Constitution of India) is the lower house in the Parliament of India. ... Chandrakant Khaire (born 1 January 1952) is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Shiv Sena (Devanāgarī: शिव सेना Śīv Senā), meaning Army of Shiva, referring to Shivaji is a nationalist political party in India founded on June 19, 1966 by Bal Thackeray, who is currently the president of the party. ... Indian National Congress, Congress-I (also known as the Congress Party and abbreviated INC) is a major political party in India. ... The Indian National Congress (also known as the Congress Party) is the largest subscription-based organisation in the world. ...


Judiciary Aurangabad is a bench of the Bombay High Court.Which is situated on Jalna Road, Aurangabad.There is also a District and Sessions Court in the city. The Bombay High Court was inaugurated on August 14, 1862. ... Jalna is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India. ...

Education

Since India's independence, Aurangabad is a major learning center of central Maharashtra. Aurangabad is the headquarter of Government-funded Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University. It caters to government aided and recognized colleges in the four adjoining districts. The City also has other Private Universities and Autonomous institutions like Institute of Science, DOEACC, Govt. Engg. College, ICFAI College, Private Engineering Colleges, Dr Rafique Zakeria group of institutes etc. Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University or simply Marathwada University is located at the metropolitan city of Aurangabad which lies in the state of Maharashtra in India. ...

Entertainment

Aurangabad has two multiplexes and 14 Movie theaters. Both multiplexes are situated in new Aurangabad CIDCO region of the city. Both, PVR Cinemas and Fame Tapadia are the three screen multiplexes in the city. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... PVR (Priya Village Roadshow) Cinemas is the largest cinema exhibitor in India. ... Look up Fame in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The city has three public auditoria :


1)Sant Eknath Rangamandir, 2)Tapadia Natya Mandir, 3)CIDCO Auditorium.

Media and Communications

Newspapers: Apart from the City-Based Hindi National newspaper group Lokmat's Hindi Newspaper Lokmat, Major Marathi newspapers published in Aurangabad include Sakaal, Punya Nagari, Saamna and Loksatta. The Lokmat Group of Newspapers publishes three main editions, Lokmat Times (English), Lokmat Samachar (Hindi) and Lokmat (Marathi). Lokmat is a popular Marathi language newspaper. ... Lokmat is a popular Marathi language newspaper. ... Marathi is one of the widely spoken languages of India, and has a long literary history. ...


Television: Doordarshan's Sahyadri and DD News Territorial Television channels are available in Aurangabad. Satellite television services are available through Doordarshan Direct Plus, Dish TV and Tata Sky. One private Cable network MCN,in pact with Hathway, provides cable TV services. Doordarshan (sometimes DoorDarshan; ) is a Public broadcast Terrestrial television channel run by Prasar Bharati, a board nominated by the Government of India. ... Doordarshan (sometimes DoorDarshan; ) is a Public broadcast Terrestrial television channel run by Prasar Bharati, a board nominated by the Government of India. ... Dish TV is a satellite broadcasting service available to users in India,Sri Lanka,Pakistan,Bangladesh,Nepal and parts of South East Asia. ... Tata Sky is a DTH satellite television provider in India. ...


Radio: City has Four FM radio stations. All India Radio has one FM station in the city, operating at 101.7 MHz. The same feed is available in AM at 1521 kHz. Gyaanvani is FM Facility dedicated to University learning and distance education. Radio Mirchi operates on 98.3 MHz and Ace FM at 93.5 MHz. Private satellite radio WorldSpace, is also available. The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... For the electronica band, see All India Radio (band). ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... A megahertz (MHz) is one million (106) hertz, a measure of frequency. ... AM broadcasting is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... Radio Mirchi is a nationwide network of private FM radio stations in India. ... WorldSpaces AfriStar control center in Washington, D.C. WorldSpace is the worlds first digital satellite radio network. ...


Telephony and Internet: Mobile Telephony and Fixed Mobile Telephony services are provided by service providers like Airtel, Idea Cellular, Vodafone, Reliance Communications, Tata Indicom and the Government controlled BSNL. In telecommunication, Telephony encompasses the general use of equipment to provide voice communication over distances. ... Cellular redirects here. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Bharti Televentures. ... Idea cellular is a wireless telephony company operating in various states in India. ... Vodafone Group Plc is a mobile network operator headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, England, UK. It is the largest mobile telecommunications network company in the world by turnover and has a market value of about £84. ... Reliance Communications (formerly Reliance Infocomm), along with Reliance Telecom and Flag Telecom, is part of Reliance Communications Ventures (RCoVL). ... Tata Indicom is a private telecom service provider operating in most parts of India. ... Logo BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is Indias largest Communication Service Provider (CSP), and seventh largest in the world. ...


Fixed Telephony (Land line) is provide by BSNL, Airtel and Tata Teleservices. A landline or main line is a telephone line which travels through a physical, land-based medium. ... Logo BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is Indias largest Communication Service Provider (CSP), and seventh largest in the world. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Bharti Televentures. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ...


BSNL, Reliance, Tata Indicom and Sify provide end user internet facilities, with BSNL being the sole Broadband Service Provider. Logo BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is Indias largest Communication Service Provider (CSP), and seventh largest in the world. ... Reliance could refer to: Reliance Industries Limited, Indian conglomerate which includes: Reliance Infocomm, telecommunications subsidiary Reliance Energy, electricity subsidiary Reliance (yacht), Americas Cup defender in 1903 a popular name for the ZPG-3W airships of the US Navy. ... Tata Indicom is a private telecom service provider operating in most parts of India. ... Sify Limited (formerly known as Satyam Infoway Limited ) (NASDAQ: SIFY) is a major ISP company based in Chennai, India. ... Logo BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is Indias largest Communication Service Provider (CSP), and seventh largest in the world. ...

Transport

INTRA CITY TRANSPORT


Aurangabad has a Municipal Corporation owned and privately operated intra-city bus service named Aurangabad Municipal Transport (AMT) , AMT buses cover almost all parts of the city in an efficient and affordable manner carrying thousands of people to and fro their workplace along with students and other travelers. AMT also connects the city centres and important locations to its distant industrial suburbs on the outskirts of the city. The main Bus Terminus for AMT buses include Aurangpura, Railway Station, Shahgunj, Baba Petrol Pump, CIDCO, Central Bus Stand (CBS), Chikalthana, Gadiyavihar, Harsool etc.


Maharashtra state road transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses provide service to all parts of state from Aurangabad Central Bus Stand (CBS) and CIDCO Bus Stand, along with many private bus operators mainly based at Adalat Road ,Kranti Chowk or CIDCO.


Metered auto rickshaws ply throughout the city. The fare is based on meter and is computed by a tariff card available with the driver. Passengers and drivers meet at this auto rickshaw stand in Chennai. ...



AIR


Chikalthana airport is domestic airport on the outskirts of the city. Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher and Deccan have a number of regular flights from Mumbai to Aurangabad along with a daily flight connecting Delhi operated by Air India and Jet Airways. The nearest international airports are Mumbai and Pune. Air India (Hindi: ) is the national flag carrier of India with a worldwide network of passenger and cargo services. ... Jet Airways (India) Ltd. ... Families Alcedinidae Halcyonidae Cerylidae Kingfishers are birds of the three families Alcedinidae (river kingfishers), Halcyonidae (tree kingfishers), and Cerylidae (water kingfishers). ... The Deccan Plateau is a vast plateau in India, encompassing most of Central and Southern India. ... Air India (Hindi: ) is the national flag carrier of India with a worldwide network of passenger and cargo services. ... Jet Airways (India) Ltd. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... , Pune (IPA: , Marathi: पुणे) is a city located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. ...


RAIL


Aurangabad is a Railway Station of South-Central railway on Manmad - Secunderabad section. The city has direct rail links to New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad. This article is about the capital city of India. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... , Pune (IPA: , Marathi: पुणे) is a city located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. ... For other uses, see Hyderabad. ...


The superfast Janashatabdi Express is the fastest and most comfortable train option to and from Mumbai with a total traveling time of 6 1/2 hours and convenient timings. Two overnight trains namely Deogiri Express, and Latur Express along with two day trains Tapovan Express and Nandigaram Express also ply between Mumbai and Aurangabad on a daily basis.


ROAD


Aurangabad is linked by national highways and state highways to all parts of the country. Aurangabad has excellent road connectivity to all important cities in Maharashtra namely Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Nasik etc. The excellent road connections make the journey to the world famous destinations of Ajanta and Ellora very comfortable.


Mumbai can be reached by road via Pune or Nasik. The best option if you can not afford flights is train though. Via road Pune is a faster option despite a bit longer distance. MSRTC or private buses ply regularly and is an overnight journey. A few recommended private buses to Mumbai would be Royal Cars(AC), Konduskar(AC), Ghatge Patil-Snozzer (AC Sleeper), Humsafar (Non AC budget carrier). Book your tickets only from authorized travel agents like Welworth, Manmandir, Jaidev etc.


Pune too has an excellent road connection. If you do not wish to drive then the safest and most reliable option is an MSRTC semi luxury bus service -Asiad departing every half an hour from Aurangabad Central Bus Stand (CBS) starting from early morning 5.00 AM till late night up to 1.00 AM. These are non AC but comfortable buses. Private luxury AC Volvo buses also ply on a regular basis. Avoid taking Non AC private Buses. They never leave and reach on time!!


Nasik has a similar Asiad bus service of MSRTC with semi luxury buses available every hour departing from Aurangabad Central Bus Stand (CBS).


Nagpur has also a good road connectivity. If you are travelling by bus, it will take you a bit more than 12 hours. MSRTC operates semi luxury - Asiad and ordinary buses to Ngapur. Private AC Volvo and Non AC luxury buses are also available on local basis. Good carriers include Prasanna(AC), Khurana(AC), Khurana(Sleeper), Saini(AC) and Saini(Non AC budget carrier).


Ajanta and Ellora both have a good connectivity as well. MSRTC operates semi luxury Asiad tourist buses as a package tour each to Ajanta and Ellora wherein they also take a note of a few important tourist destinations in the city. The journey can be booked at Aurangabad Central Bus Stand (CBS). The best option rather is to travel on our own by a hired tourist taxi or the MSRTC bus as one needs a lot of time to enjoy the Architectural Marvels of Ajanta and Ellora. MSRTC operates ordinary bus service to both these places which has a fairly good frequency. All these buses ply from Aurangabad Central Bus Stand (CBS). This is Not so comfort oriented service but is fairly good as the travel is short and the service is extremely safe, reliable and efficient. Do not opt for the Black and Yellow taxis particularly parked outside the Bus Stands. They are very unsafe and rash.


Taxis can be hired and the rate depends on class of the vehicle. See to it that the taxi has a Tourist Permit and is not a private vehicle. These can be easily identified by a Yellow Number Plate.

Tourist attractions

Besides world heritage monuments of Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, city also offers the Aurangabad Caves, Pithalkhora Caves, Paithan, Daulatabad (Deogiri Fort), Soneri Mahal and Bibi-Ka-Maqbara as the district is rich in monuments, historical and religious, of National importance. Aurangabad is said to be a 'City of Gates' as one can not miss the strong presence of these as one drives through the city. Paithan gate, Bhadkal Gate, Rangeen Darwaza, Makai Gate are some of the many which should not be misssed. The city's pride is in grand monuments Hence, it deserves the epithet as Tourist District of India. Ajanta takes the name after the village Ajinţhā in Aurangabad district in the state of Maharashtra(N. lat. ... Jain cave in Ellora Ellora is an ancient village 30 km (18. ... Paithan, formerly Pratishthana, was the capital of the Sātavāhana empire of ancient India. ...

Monuments

Bibika maqbara
  • Ajanta stone engraved sculpture and paintings Caves. A world heritage monument.
  • Ajanta Visitor Center Under construction, Located at T Junction Fardapur: Designed as a tribute to the Ajanta Caves, AVC would consist of four cave replicas (1,2,16 1nd 17). Static, electronic and interactive museums would orient, guide and create a virtually real experience for the visitors to understand the original paintings and stories. Ambience of the Center (almost hidden in the rocky terrain) would simulate a sense of discovery to the visitors, especially children.
  • Ellora stone engraved sculptures. A world heritage monument.
  • Daulatabad Fort
  • The Bibi Ka Maqbara. A replica of the Taj Mahal, Bibi Ka Maqbara was built by Prince Azam Shah, son of Emperor Aurangzeb, in the late 17th century as a loving tribute to his mother, Rabia durrani begum. The monument's name translates literally to 'Tomb of the Lady'.
  • Aurangabad Caves
  • Panchakki, or The Water Mill complex
  • Khultabad the resting place of Aurangzeb.
  • Gates (Darwajas) - During Mughal times, Aurangabad had 4 main and 9 subordinate gates (darwajas) along its periphery, famous and oldest of them being the Bhadkal Gate. Other gates were made for different purposes as and when required. Some of the gates are Paithan Gate, Roshan Gate, Delhi Gate, Jafar Gate, Rangeen Gate, Kat-kat Gate, Naubat Darwaza, Kala Darwaza etc..Bhadkal Gate is the biggest gate in Aurangabad and near the Naukhanda Palace of Nizams.

Parks

  • Salim Ali Lake at Delhi Gate named after Dr. Salim Ali
  • Mhaismal hills
  • Lonar - a natural lake formed by meteorite impact (Near Mehekar) - 150 km from Aurangabad
  • Sant Dnyaneshwar garden, Paithan
  • Jayakwadi dam bird sanctuary: home for migratory birds from Siberia
  • Gautala wildlife park and bird sanctury
  • Siddarth Garden

Tourist Information

World Heritage Monuments & Places Of Interest Image File history File linksMetadata Bibika. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Bibika. ... Ajanta takes the name after the village Ajinţhā in Aurangabad district in the state of Maharashtra(N. lat. ... Kailasanatha Temple Ellora is an ancient village 30 km from the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra famous for its magnificent rock cut architecture comprising of Buddhist, Hindu and Jaina cave temples and monasteries built between the 6th and 10th century A.D. These structures were excavated... Daulatabad (Marathi दौलताबाद; from Persian دولت‌آباد meaning either Built by the Government or “City of Prosperity”, depending on the source;also known as Deogiri. ... Bibi Ka Maqbara Bibi Ka Maqbara was built by Prince Azam Shah, son of Emperor Aurangzeb, in the late 17th century as a loving tribute to his mother, Dilras Bano Begam. ... Panchakki, also known as the water wheel, takes its name from the mill which used to grind grain for the pilgrims. ... Kuldabad is a town in Maharashtra, India not far from Aurangabad (now also known as Sambhajinagar). ... Salim Ali (1896 - 1987) Sálim Ali, born Sálim Moizuddin Abdul Ali, (November 12, 1896 - July 27, 1987), was an Indian ornithologist and naturalist. ... Lonar is a taluka of the district of Buldhana of the division of Amravati of the region of Vidarbha in the Indian state of Maharashtra. ...

  • Ajanta Caves 100 km
  • Ellora Caves 30 km
  • Daulatabad Fort 20 km
  • Lonar Crater 150 km
  • Paithan 50 km
  • Anva Shiva Temple 50 km
  • Pitalkhora Caves 65 km
  • Patana Devi 75 km
  • Antoor Fort 50 km
  • Gautala Sanctuary 65 km
  • Khultabad 25 km
  • Mhaismal Hill Station 40 km
  • Ambhai 20 km
  • Grhishneshwar Temple 30 km
  • Aurangabad Caves In City.
  • Bibi Ka Makbara In City.
  • Pan Chakki In City.

Geographical Location

North: Jalgaon
West: Ahmednagar Aurangabad, Maharashtra East: Jalna
South: Beed

External links

  • Aurangabad travel guide from Wikitravel
  • Aurangabad Art Architecture Archcelogy History Culture Study Project
  • [http://www.maharashtratourism.gov.in/mtdc/HTML/MaharashtraTourism/Default.aspx?strpage=../MaharashtraTourism/CitiestoVisits/Aurangabad.html
  • Aurangabad Municipal Corporation
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