About Aurangabad

Aurangabad is a city in Maharashtra state, in India. It is known for the 17th-century marble Bibi ka Maqbara shrine, styled on the Taj Mahal. The nearby Shivaji Maharaj Museum, dedicated to the Maratha king Shivaji, displays war weapons and a coin collection. North of the city, the Aurangabad Caves comprise ancient, rock-cut Buddhist shrines. West of the city, battlements surround the medieval Daulatabad Fort. Northwest of Aurangabad are the Ellora Caves, around 1,500 years old, with Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu cave temples said to indicate local religious harmony. Nearby is Grishneshwar Mandir, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, with intricate architectural details. In the northeast, the Ajanta Caves feature scenes from the life of Buddha depicted in paintings and rock carvings, some dating back more than 2,000 years. South of the city, Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary is a haven for migratory species including glossy ibises and flamingos, plus cranes that flock to the adjacent Nath Sagar lake.
Bibi Ka Maqbara

Bibi Ka Maqbara is a tomb located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. It was commissioned by Aurangzeb's Son Azam in the memory of his Mother Dilras Banu Begum. 

Panchakki is also known as the water mill, takes its name from the mill which used to grind grain for the pilgrims. This monument located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, displays the scientific thought process put in medieval Indian architecture.
Aurangabad Caves

Aurangabad caves are twelve rock-cut Buddhist shrines located on a hill running roughly east to west, close to the city of Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The first reference to the Aurangabad Caves is in the great chaitya of Kanheri Caves.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum showcases war weapons, coins, and other artifacts from the Maratha empire are displayed in traditional surrounds.
Chand Minar

Chand Minar is an imposing 14th-century minaret situated in a medieval-era fort city with hilltop panoramas.
Salim Ali Sarovar

Salim Ali Sarovar is located near Delhi Gate, opposite Himayat Bagh, Aurangabad. It is located in the northern part of the city. During the Mughal period, it was known as Khiziri Talab.
Siddharth Garden and Zoo

Siddharth Garden and Zoo is a family-friendly garden with a large, serene garden with a zoo containing tigers, elephants, and an aquarium.
Himayat Bagh

Himayat Bagh is a 17th-century garden that now houses the Fruit Research Station and Nursery, which is a part of the Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani. It is located near Delhi Gate in the Rauza Bagh area of Aurangabad.
Soneri Mahal

Soneri Mahal is a former residence and landscaped garden dating to 1650 and now home to a small history museum.
Paithan Gate

Paithan Gate is one of 52 historic city gates in Aurangabad, this late16th century landmark is now surrounded by shopping.
Best Time To Visit Aurangabad

The best time to visit Aurangabad is from July to March. By the end of February, the city begins to heat up as the days get longer and the sun hotter. March and April mark the beginning of the hot season here, with temperatures on average reaching close to 40°C. May is generally the hottest month of the year. The rains typically shower Aurangabad around mid-June as temperatures stay high and the air gets a little stickier. The wet season lasts until September and sees an average total of more than 700 mm of rain a year in Aurangabad. In the monsoon, the temperature fluctuates between 20°C to 35°C. Aurangabad is best visited during the short winter from the end of November to the beginning of February. At this time of year, temperature ranges between 15°C to 26°C, offering respite from the sun and chilly conditions at night.

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