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  • Facade of ancient Ellora rock
  • Ajanta Cave with sleeping Buddha statue is a great photo opportunity on India vacations.
  • Ellora Caves near Aurangabad
  • Inside the ancient Ellora Cave

Located in the Deccan Plateau, Aurangabad is considered the tourism capital of Maharashtra, India.

Aurangabad was founded in 1610 by Malik Ambar, Prime Minister of ruler Nizam Shah of Ahmadnagar, on the site of a village called Khadki. It was later named after Aurangzeb, son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan who became Viceroy of the Deccan plateau.

Aurangabad’s golden era came when the city flourished the most in terms of culture, architecture, and art, including in 1679 when Aurangzeb’s son built a replica of the Taj Mahal called Bibi Ka Maqbara, to honour his mother. Known as the City of Gates, Aurangabad features thirteen gates, most built by Aurangzeb, which all help characterize the city.

On trips to India, Aurangabad is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Both are magnificent archeological wonders and are steeped in cultural and religious history.

While retaining its cultural history, Aurangabad is heading towards rapid industrial growth and has already attracted huge, international companies. Lying on a major trade route that used to connect northwest India's sea and land ports to the Deccan region, Aurangabad features 5-star hotels and one of the largest retail malls in India, Prozone Mall.

Aurangabad has seen several dynasties and experienced the power of rulers of different religions, cultures and communities, each of which has left its mark on the city and now which offers visitors on Indian travel a glimpse into some of India’s cultural diversity.



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