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Aurangabad Tourism Overview

About Aurangabad

One of the pulsating cities of medieval India Aurangabad is a historical place which features a rich and tumultuous history. One of the most whimsical travel destinations it is speckled with fascinating monuments which reflect the stories of the past. Dotted with ancient Buddhist caves, and World Heritage Sites like Ajanata & Ellora, this city turns out to be a fairly decent weekend excursion. Some of the other fascinating spots worth witnessing are Bibi-qa-Maqbara, Aurangabad Caves, Panchakki and Shivaji Museum.

Aurangabad features its own unique charm, heritage and traditions which make it stand out from rest of the Indian cities. It features a rich culture and plethora of arts on display. It is the best place to visit for the travellers who have a keen inclination towards history and various art forms. Journey to this travel spot and witness the historic and artistic beauty it possess. Aurangabad will be a truly fascinating travel spot to visit.


State : Maharashtra.
Airports : Aurangabad.
Airport Distance from City Centre : 10 Kms / 6 Mile.
Railway Junctions : Aurangabad.
Language :

Marathi & Urdu

Area :

123 km2

Population :

1,137,426

Best Time to Visit :

October -March

Calling Code :

0240

Police :

0240-2381367 / 2390756

Hospital :

+91-240-2336526


Climate & Geography

Aurangabad city is surrounded by hills on all sides and it features a semi arid climate. 17 to 33 °C is recorded as its annual mean temperature and this spot can be best visited in winter season between the months of October to February as it stays pleasant and mostly dry. The highest temperature recorded in summers is 43 °C and the lowest touches down to 10 °C in winters.


Transportation

Aurangabad is well connected in terms of rail, road and air transport thus it will never be difficult for a traveller to commute from one stop to another.

 

Train: The city has direct rail links to some of the important cities like New Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune.


Bus: Aurangabad has excellent road connectivity and the highway connections make the journey across it quite easy. There are numerous buses and chauffer driven taxis that run to and from this place.

Air: Aurangabad has its own International Airport which has a number of regular and seasonal flights operating which can be booked easily.

Reaching Aurangabad : Accessible by air, rail and road, Aurangabad is a convenient base for visiting Ajanta, Ellora and nearby places. By air it is directly linked to Delhi & Mumbai. By rail directly linked to Mumbai and Pune. Jalgaon, a railhead on Central Railways, is 59 Kms from Ajanta. By road, via Nasik - Manmad, Mumbai - Aurangabad distance is 388 Kms., while via Pune it it 400 Kms. The Delhi - Aurangabad distance by road via historical cities such as Mathura, Agra, Gwalior and Indore the Ajanta Caves are 1323 Kms. By rail you can reach Jalgaon or Purna in Nanded district and from there reach Aurangabad by road.

Shopping & Entertainment

Apart from travelling and discovering the vintage Aurangabad city, it is time that you must shop for memoirs before you wave a goodbye to this astounding travel destination. Literature or book lovers must visit Sharayu as it will bring to them a wide variety of English Language Books. Also visit Paithani Weaving Centre to shop for traditional and aesthetic Kam Khab.



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