Known for its innate historians, Ajanta and Ellora caves and Grishneshwar Jyotirling, Aurangabad is a brilliant city and was the capital of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
Also an industrial town, Aurangabad is a town as well as district in Maharashtra and was named after the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. It serves as a tourist hub with numerous points of interest such as Bibi ka Maqbara, also known as the Mini Taj Mahal. Ajanta and Ellora caves are world renowned cave temples dating back more than 2, 000 years and is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Aurangabad is also an important pilgrimage centre for Hindus as the Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga is located just 30 km away from the main town. Apart from showcasing the era of Mughals through its royalty and great architectural work, this place is also beautiful as it has two of the most famous rivers of central India, Godavari & Tapi namely. Aurangabad is also famous for its hand-woven Himroo and Paithani Sarees, its markets and colourful crowded bazaars.
There are a number of good hotels from all the budget categories suiting the needs of all tourists visiting the city. One can find budget hotels near the Aurangabad Railway Station and City Center.
Aurangabad offers a decent variety of cuisines, however traditionally, the food here, has a strong influence of Mughlai and Hyderabadi cuisine. Hence you can enjoy dishes of these styles in their rich and authentic form in the city . One must try the exquisite Pulao, Biryani, Tahri and Naan Qalia while here. 'Naan' is a type of bread prepared in a traditional style oven called 'tandoor' and 'Qalia' is a preparation of mutton. A traditional ending to you meal could be with a
Aurangabad is also a home to Deccani food which is prepared with a number of masalas and has a subtle influence of South Indian cuisine especially in terms of the ingredients used. The other popular items of the area are Gavran Chicken, Thalipeeth, Poli and Bajrichi Bhakari.
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Drinking regular water on the streets is a strict no. Always go for purified water.
By Meera S Sivakumar
We need to visit all jyothirlins in Maharashtra from aurangabad