If you are heading for the World heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora then you will find it convenient to travel to Aurangabad and make it the base for your trip.
If you have seen the Taj Mahal in Agra, come to Aurangabad to see an imitation of it. It is Bibi ka Maqbara , a mausoleum built in 1679 for Aurangzeb's wife, Rabia-ud-Daurani. Although it pales in comparison before the original, typical grace and elegance of Mughal architecture mark it too.
Apart from its own tourist attractions , Aurangabad serves as the base to explore the World Heritage Sites of Ajanta and Ellora. So you never run short of reasons to come to Aurangabad.
How to Reach Aurangabad
It is easy to reach Aurangabad, the historic city of Maharashtra and the gateway to the world famous tourist attractions of Ajanta-Ellora.
Aurangabad airport is conveniently located 10km from the city and has direct flights to and from Delhi and Mumbai.
Aurangabad is well connected to Mumbai and other cities. There are two trains that depart daily from Mumbai, the Tapovan Express and the Devgiri Express is an overnight train.
There are several luxury and state run bus services that ply between Mumbai and Aurangabad and the Ajanta/Ellora Caves
Shopping in Aurangabad
Shopping in Aurangabad is fascinating as the region is rich in the art and culture of several communities. Aurangabad is known for :
Fabric -The beauty of Paithani silk sarees is legendary .So also the beautifully woven silk Himru and Mashru shawls, of which Himru is an age-old weaving craft of Aurangabad with a blending of cotton and silk. which gives a feel of satin.
Silver- Aurangabad is also known for its bidriware, the intricate silver inlay craft which was once patronized by the Mughals.
Places to See in Aurangabad
- Bibi Ka Maqbara
- Aurangabad caves
- Ajanta and Ellora Caves
- Museums in Aurangabad
Last Updated on : January 14, 2014