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Himayat Bagh, Aurangabad Overview

Located near Delhi Gate in Rauza Bagh area of Aurangabad, Himayat Bagh is a mesmerising 400-acre garden built in the 17th century during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Amidst the lush green lawns, Himayat Bagh houses a pool and a stunning nursery where one can find a variety of flora. The garden is now also a part of Marathwada University and has a Fruit Research Station. The verdant Himayat Bagh is an absolute paradise for photographers and nature lovers.

People of all age groups can visit this important attraction in Aurangabad and take long strolls on the crisscrossed pathways, glance at the trees and rediscover the glory of the gone era. One can also buy plants and saplings from the garden. One can find saplings of tamarind and mango and can look at how the trees look when grown, before purchasing them. 

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Barra Darri

A noteworthy feature of the Himayat Bagh is the Barra Darri, an underground water chamber erected by Ivaz Khan. It is hailed as a marvellous feat of engineering, owing to the fact that it created a natural air conditioning system that could bring down the temperature of the entire area when operated. The system, although inoperative, is so sought-after that is still studied about today. Barra Darri also houses the office of Fruit Research Station.

History of Himayat Bagh

Himayat Bagh was set up during the rule of Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb in the 17th century. During that time, the northern wall of Aurangzeb's palace was destroyed due to dampness and exhalation, which proved unhealthy to him, and so, he ordered the portion in front of his office to be filled in and converted to fields. Later, the field was turned into a garden by one of the officials in his court and named as Himayat Bagh.

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