Places To Visit In Aurangabad

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Here are the top 37 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

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. Grishneshwar temple

Grishneshwar temple

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

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. Siddharth Garden

Siddharth Garden

3.2

3 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

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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9. 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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10. 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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11. Gul Mandi

Gul Mandi

3.2

2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

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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12. Panchakki

Panchakki

3.7

7 photos

3 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

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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13. Khuldabad

Khuldabad

3.7

13 photos

26 kms
from city center

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Khuldabad is a small town located around 13 km from Aurangabad and 3 km from the world heritage site of Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Formerly known as 'Rauzaa', which means the garden of paradise, Khuldabad is popular as the "Valley of Saints", because the city was resided by several Sufi saints in...

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14. Kailasa Temple

Kailasa Temple

3.2

23 kms
from city center

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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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15. Salim Ali Lake

Salim Ali Lake

3.2

3 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

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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16. 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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17. 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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18. Jama Masjid, Aurangabad

Jama Masjid, Aurangabad

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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19. Dargah of Pir Ismail

Dargah of Pir Ismail

3.2

4 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

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

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20. 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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21. Bhadra Maruti

Bhadra Maruti

21 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

The Bhadra Maruti Temple, located in Khuldabad near Aurangabad, is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Hanuman. This is one of the only three temples in India where the idol of the presiding deity, Lord Hanuman, is seen in the Bhav Samadhi or the sleeping posture, the other two being at Allahabad and ...

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22. Connaught Place

Connaught Place

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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23. 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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24. Tomb of Aurangzeb

Tomb of Aurangzeb

21 kms
from city center

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Situated in Khuldabad village, about 25 kilometres away from Aurangabad lies the Tomb of Aurangzeb, the grave of the sixth and the last Mughal Emperor, Muhi-ud-Din Muhammad, famously known as Aurangzeb. Unlike several grand tombs built in the memory of Mughal Emperors, the Aurangzeb Tomb is an unmar...

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25. Aurangabad Jain Temple

Aurangabad Jain Temple

2 kms
from city center

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Located around 27km from Aurangabad in the Kachner Village is the Aurangabad Jain Temple, dedicated to the 23rd Teerthankara, Chintamani Parshwanath. Considered to be "Atishaya Kshetra" or a miraculous site, the idol at the temple is believed to possess divine powers, solving the problems of the dev...

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26. Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum

Chhatrapati 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, located near Nehru Bal Udyan, has a marvellous collection of artefacts belonging to Maratha Empire. The main highlight of the museum is the 500-year-old armour, an equally old traditional Paithani ...

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27. 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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28. 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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29. Goga Baba Hill

Goga Baba Hill

5 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

Located on the outskirts of Aurangabad, Goga Baba Hill is a tranquil location apt for a quick getaway. A favourite amongst trekkers, the climb to the top of the hill is fairly easy, requiring half an hour. The panoramic view of the entire city (especially Hanuman Tekdi, Aurangabad Caves, Devgiri For...

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30. 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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31. Hazur Sahib Nanded

Hazur Sahib Nanded

4 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

Hazur Sahib is a sacred monument that houses one of the five takhts or thrones of temporal authority. Also famous as Abchalnagar and Takht Sachkhand Sri Hazur Sahib, Hazur Sahib is a renowned location for Sikh Pilgrimage. This is where Guru Gobind Singh breathed his last in 1708. The temple or the G...

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32. Soneri Mahal

Soneri 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. Once a famous monument, It now finds itself converted into a museum built of lime & stone. It stores rare collections of pottery, art, dresses, etc. The grand edifice was named so because it was decorated with be...

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33. Prozone Mall

Prozone Mall

3 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

One of the largest malls in the city of Aurangabad, the Prozone Mall is, in fact, the first horizontally built mall of India and is situated on API road, MIDC Industrial Area, Chilkalthana, Aurangabad. With more than 150 retail stores, a large family entertainment centre, and ample of parking space,...

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34. 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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35. Naukhanda Palace

Naukhanda Palace

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from city center

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A former royal palace in Aurangabad, the 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 which were subsequently ruined and later demolished. The N...

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36. 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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37. Ellora Ajanta Festival

Ellora Ajanta Festival

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Places To Visit in Aurangabad

The Ellora AjantaFestival 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. The festival lasts for three days and is a vibrant blend of activity that entices individuals to visit and take interest ...

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