Tourist Attractions

Aurangabad is a historic city which is rich in heritage and culture. The city contributes a large portion of Tourism in Maharashtra.

Aurangabad is dotted with numerous tourist attractions in and around the city, thus attracting tourists from all over the world. The major Tourist Attractions in Aurangabad are -

  1. Ajanta Caves :
    The group of 30 caves dating to 200BC, declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  2. Ellora Caves :
    Locally known as ‘Verul Leni’ are also a group of caves, which are the largest single monolithic excavation in the world.
  3. Pithalkora Caves :
    Consisting of 14 Buddhist Caves, that forms one of the earliest centers of the rock-cut architecture.
  4. Aurangabad Caves :
    A group of 12 Tantric style influenced Buddhist caves probably dating back to 3 A.D.
  5. Lonar :
    One of the world’s 5 largest craters, formed by the impact of meteorite nearly 50,000 years ago.
  6. Bibi Ka Maqbara :
    A mini replica of Taj built in 1651 by Prince Azam Shah, the son of Aurangzeb in memory of his mother.
  7. Panchakki :
    A water mill famous for its underground water channel, which travels more than 8 km. to its source away in the mountains.
  8. Khuldabad :
    The place having the shrines of the most famous saints of the Dakhan.
  9. Daulatabad :
    A city having the 14th century, strong and well planned Daulatabad fort.
  10. Paithan :
    The home to the great Maharashtrian saint Eknath and the Jain pilgrim with a temple dedicated to Bhagwan Munisuvratnath.
  11. Gates in Aurangabad :
    There are 52 gates in the city, each of which have a local history or had individuals linked with them.
  12. Naukhanda palace :
    The huge palace built by Malik Ambar in 1616.
  13. Grishneshwar Temple :
    The temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga dedicated to Lord Shiva.
  14. Jayakwadi dam :
    One of the largest irrigation projects in Maharashtra. The surrounding area of the dam has a beautiful garden and a bird sanctuary.
  15. Pariyon ka Talab :
    A large lake with steps all along its western shore and a stage like platform which bears great resemblance to the ancient Roman Amphitheatre.
  16. Gautala Sanctuary :
    A picturesque wild life sanctuary which has rich flora and fauna.
  17. Bani Begum Garden :
    A lush green garden with a tomb at the center.
  18. Dnyneshwar Udyan :
    One of the largest gardens in Maharashtra resembling the Vrindavan Gardens of Mysore.
  19. Mhaismal :
    A beautiful hill station situated in the vicinity of Ellora caves.

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Tourist Attractions