Aurangabad – Window To History

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Temperature :
Annual Temperature Ranges from 9 to 40 °C.
Also Known As :
City of Gates.
Monumental Heritage :
Daulatabad Fort – One of the Biggest Fort, Bibi ka Maqbara – Replica of Taj Mahal, Paithan – Historical Town.
Temple Attractions :
Grishneshwar Temple – Important Hindu pilgrimage, Anwa Temple– has a sanctuary and a mandap (open hall) with decorated pillars.
Not to be Missed :
Walking up the Hill towards Daulatabad fort. It is surrounded by a 40 ft deep trench that has Crocodiles. See the coiled network of secret, quizzical and subsurface passages.
Shop For :
Himroo shawls and Sarees, Paithani sarees, Bidriware and Semiprecious Stones can also be bought from various Handloom and Handicrafts shop – Aurangabad Handloom Weavers and Galaxy Cane Handicrafts.
Excursions :
Ajanta Caves – 166 kms, Ellora Caves – 33 kms, Paithan – 50 kms.
Important Distances :
Mumbai – 388 kms, Pune – 299 kms, Delhi – 1209 kms, Nashik – 218 kms, Indore – 402 kms.
Getting There :
Air - Aurangabad Airport is conveniently located 10km from the city and has direct flights to and from Delhi and Mumbai. Services of both Indian as well as Jet Airways are available for Aurangabad.
Rail - Aurangabad is well connected to Mumbai and other cities. There are two trains that depart daily from Mumbai (388 kms), the Tapovan Express and the Devgiri Express is an overnight train.
Road - There are several luxury and state run bus services that ply between Mumbai and Aurangabad and the Ajanta/Ellora Caves. Excellent Roadways also connect Aurangabd to different parts of the country. Taxis can be hired for Local Transport.