Places To Visit In Aurangabad

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Here are the top 38 tourist attractions to see in Aurangabad:

1. The Ajanta caves


Must Visit

The Ajanta caves

3.6

84 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

At a distance of 99km from the town lies a highlight to its tourism and heritage spheres. These ones find themselves a place in the UN's list of World Heritage Sights and are a must visit, while here.

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2. Ellora caves


Must Visit

Ellora caves

3.6

23 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

Another World Heritage Site that the town boasts of, are the Ellora caves, that one must not miss while in Aurangabad. The sculptures here, represent elements of three religions and do so grandly and beautifully.

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3. Bibi-ka-Maqbara


Must Visit

Bibi-ka-Maqbara

4.2

10 photos

4 kms
from city center

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Having a striking resemblance to Taj Mahal, the Bibi ka Maqbara is often referred to as the Taj of the Deccan. Bibi ka Maqbara was constructed by Azam Shah, son of Aurangzeb in the memory of his mother Dilras Banu Begum. It is the principal monument in the historic city of Aurangabad.

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4. Ghrishneshwar temple, Ellora


Must Visit

Ghrishneshwar temple, Ellora

3.5

25 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

A kilometer long walk away from Ellora caves, the 18th century temple of one of the five Jyothirlingas of Lord Shiva in Maharashtra and 12 of that in India, holds great gathers much significance from its visitors.

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5. Daulatabad Fort


Must Visit

Daulatabad Fort

4.2

15 photos

16 kms
from city center

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Daulatabad aka Devagiri is a town which includes the Devagiri Daulatabad fort which carries the distinction of remaining undefeated in battle. It is a 14th century fort city in Maharashtra state of India about 16 kilometers northwest of Aurangabad. Earlier the place was called Devagiri when it was a...

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6. Aurangabad caves


Must Visit

Aurangabad caves

4.3

5 photos

6 kms
from city center

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The majestic caves of Aurangabad are ten in number, divided in two separate locations of Eastern and Western groups of caves.

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7. The Buddhist Caves, Ellora


Must Visit

The Buddhist Caves, Ellora

3.5

23 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

The 12 Buddhist Caves mostly include viharas or monasteries. In these caves, several monasteries have shrines that are carved with paintings and sculptures of Buddha, Bodhisattva and Saints.

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8. Sunheri Mahal

Sunheri Mahal

3.2

5 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

Once a popular monument, it now finds itself converted into a museum built of lime & stone. It stores rare collections of pottery, art, dresses, etc.

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9. Siddharth Garden and Zoo

Siddharth Garden and Zoo

3.2

3 kms
from city center

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A well maintained garden, elaborate with trees, flowers and an aquarium, rides, and a zoo, this one is ideal for some relaxed time in lush green and refreshing surroundings.

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10. Bani Begum garden

Bani Begum garden

3.2

22 kms
from city center

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At a distance of 24km from Aurangabad is this astonishingly beautiful garden with fountains, fluted pillars & massive domes.

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11. Jain Caves, Ellora

Jain Caves, Ellora

3.2

23 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

Cave 34 is an unfinished four-pillared hall with a shrine. Another place called Samvatsarana is located in Ellora caves which was used by thirthankaras preached after attaining omniscience.

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12. Gul mandi

Gul mandi

3.2

2 kms
from city center

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Every place has a distinct bazaar, so does Aurangabad. Amongst all the famous and well known ones, Gul Mandi is the largest bazaar in Aurangabad.

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13. Panchakki

Panchakki

3.7

7 photos

3 kms
from city center

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Panchakki is a water mill located in the dargah complex at Baba Shah Musafir Dargah, Auranagabad. It is an ancient mill which used to grind grain for the pilgrims who visited the Dargah. This mill displays the scientific thought process behind medieval Indian architecture, as in those days, it was d...

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14. Khuldabad

Khuldabad

3.7

13 photos

26 kms
from city center

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Khuldabad is a small town located in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. It is situated 13 km away from the main city of Aurangabad and 3 km from the world heritage site of Ellora caves. Khuldabad is an important city owing to its religious and historic importance. In the early period of 14th ce...

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15. Kailasanatha and other temples, Ellora

Kailasanatha and other temples, Ellora

3.2

23 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

While Ajanta and Ellora caves are known as the world famous Buddhist monuments, they are a testimony to the fact that the three religions Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism were one and hence there are also Hindu temples to visit here.

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16. Salim Ali Lake

Salim Ali Lake

3.2

3 kms
from city center

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Surrounded by a beautiful view, one can also finds themselves spotting a number of birds here, given the bird sanctuary in the area. During the monsoons and winter months, boating facility is also available.

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17. Himroo Factory

Himroo Factory

3.2

4 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

Himroo Factory falls on your list of essentials if you wish to take back home some conventional and traditional Himroo fabric, shawls and saris.

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18. Others

Others

3.1

2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

If time permits, one can also visit other places of interests such Pitalkhora, Naukonda palace, Damri mahal, Paithan and Chauki-ki- masjid could be visited.

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19. Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid

3.2

2 kms
from city center

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The Jama Masjid is located near Killa Arrak. Five rows of ten polygonal pillars are connected by a system of arches. It is therefore a very intellectually constructed structure.

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20. Dargah of Pir Ismail

Dargah of Pir Ismail

3.2

4 kms
from city center

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The Dargah was built in the memory of Pir Ismail, a tutor to the then Mughal ruler, Aurangzeb.

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21. Killa Arak

Killa Arak

3.2

0 kms
from city center

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An elaborate palace with 4 entrances, this structure was built on the Mughal king, Aurangzeb's order. The throne room of Aurangzeb can be found here.

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22. Bhadra Maruti

Bhadra Maruti

21 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

Bhadra Maruti is one of the three shrines in India where the idol of the presiding deity, Lord Hanuman, is seen in the Bhav Samadhi or the sleeping posture. The shrine is often associated to the King of Bhadravati, Bhadrasen who was an ardent devotee of Hanuman and is thronged with devotees on speci...

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23. Connaught

Connaught

3.7

5 photos

2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

Cannaught place or market is developing as a good market for almost everything. It has good multiplex, Prozone Mall, showrooms for cars, gold ornaments SHOWROOMS, market for mobile phones, and almost everything people need in day to day life, with plenty of flats and multi storied buildings.

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24. Jayakwadi Dam

Jayakwadi Dam

44 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

One of the largest irrigation projects, Jayakwadi Dam was created to solve water shortage in the drought prone areas of Maharashtra. The reservoir and the natural surroundings of the dam attract a variety of wildlife. The Dnyaneshwar Udyan situated on the banks of the dam reservoir and the Jayakwadi...

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25. Tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb

Tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb

21 kms
from city center

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Unlike several grand tombs built in the memory of Mughal Emperors, the Tomb of Aurangzeb is an unmarked grave at the Dargah of his spiritual guru, Sheikh Zainuddin. It is said that it was Aurangzeb's wish to be buried near the dargah. A British Statesman, Lord Curzon, tidied the place with marble as...

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26. Jain Temple

Jain Temple

2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

Dedicated to the 23rd Teerthankara, Chintamani Parshwanath, the Jain Temple is considered to be religiously important. It is said that the idol of the presiding deity was found in a basement about 250 years ago and is believed to possess magical powers. Therefore, the region is often referred to as ...

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27. Chatrapati Shivaji Museum

Chatrapati Shivaji Museum

2 kms
from city center

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Established in the honour of the great Maratha ruler, Shivaji Maharaj, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum has a marvellous collection of artefacts belonging to the era. Some of the oldest and the rarest artefacts can be found here like 500 year old armour, an equally old traditional Paithani Saree and a...

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28. Dargah Baba Shah Musafir

Dargah Baba Shah Musafir

2 kms
from city center

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Dargah Baba Shah Musafir is a 17th century memorial built by Emperor Aurangzeb in the honour of Baba Shah Musafir who was the spiritual teacher of the emperor. The memorial complex houses a tombstone of Baba Shah Musafir, a mosque, a beautiful garden and a mesmerising fountain. The ambience created ...

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29. Pitalkhora Caves

Pitalkhora Caves

61 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

Pitalkhora group of caves is a 3rd century rock cut Buddhist cave complex with 14 caves. The complex was meticulously carved in basalt and has Viharas and Chaityas belonging to the Hinayana Period. Paintings belonging to the Mahayana Period are also found here. These caves have helped the archaeolog...

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30. Goga Baba Hill

Goga Baba Hill

5 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

Located in the outskirts of the city, Goga Baba Hill is a tranquil location apt for a quick getaway. A favourite amongst trekkers, the climb is quite easy and the view from the top of the hill is just spectacular. One can get a beautiful view of the entire city, the Hanuman Tekdi, the Aurangabad Cav...

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31. Mhaismal

Mhaismal

13 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

Considered a paradise very close to the city, Mhaismal is a gorgeous hill station. It is one of the attractions not exploited as much as the other commercial hill stations in India. With less crowd and lush greenery all around, this tranquil place is a beautiful respite for nature lovers. It is also...

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32. Hazur Sahib Nanded

Hazur Sahib Nanded

4 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

Hazur Sahib is one of the five thrones of temporal authority in the Sikh culture. Located on the banks of River Godavari, the complex was built during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh around 1833 and houses a Gurudwara known as Sach Khand which is a pristine monument built on the site where Guru G...

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33. Sunheri Mahal

Sunheri Mahal

2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

Sunheri Mahal is a Rajput Palace and a specimen of traditional Indian architecture. The grand edifice was named so because it was decorated with beautiful intricate golden paintings. The palace stands amidst well-maintained lawns and has a rich historic and architectural significance. It is often ch...

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34. Prozone Mall

Prozone Mall

3 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

With a unique horizontal design, Prozone Mall is the first and the largest mall of its kind in the country. The total space covers one million square feet and the ma;; has 150 branded retail stores, food court, restaurants and entertainment zone including a multiplex. It is the city's most happening...

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35. Himayat Bagh

Himayat Bagh

3 kms
from city center

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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 h...

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36. Naukhanda Palace

Naukhanda Palace

0 kms
from city center

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Naukhanda Palace was built in 1616 by Malik Ambar and had massive gateways leading to it. The magnificent palace has nine apartments, masjid, hot baths, kacheri in addition to several other structures.

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37. H2O Water Park

H2O Water Park

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

Situated on the National Highway Daulatabad - Ellora Road in Aurangabad, H2O Water Park is a power-packed amusement water park in the city. With a plethora of slides and rides designed for both adults and kids, the park also has separate swimming pools depending on the height of the guests. You can ...

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38. Ellora Ajanta Dance Festival

Ellora Ajanta Dance Festival

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The Ellora Ajanta Dance Festival is an age-old tradition in Aurangabad that focuses on appraising and appreciating the culture as well as the architecture and monuments of the district as well as the ones around it. The festival lasts for a period of three days and is a vibrant blend of activity tha...

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