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Aurangabad, named after the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, has a rich historical past that attracts visitors from all over the world. Being the tourism capital of Maharashtra, there are a number of budget hotels and restaurants that cater to the needs of tourists.

Naan Qalia is a dish synonymous with Aurangabad - this spicy non-vegetarian dish is a concoction of mutton and a variety of spices, and is a hit among travelers. Aurangabad is also known for its roadside eateries which serve delicious snacks - Batata Vada, Bhajiya and Bread Pakoras, to name a few.

The varied cultural heritage of Aurangabad is strikingly visible in the Buddhist paintings of the Ajanta-Ellora caves, the domes of Bibi Ka Maqbara, and the intricate floral motifs of Sunheri Mahal are a just some of the sites that make Aurangabad stand apart from other tourist spots in Maharashtra. 


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Why Visit ? (Things to see, Things to do, Food, Notes)
  • Experience the Ajanta and Ellora Caves
  • Time to visit: October to March
  • See the Taj of the Deccan
  • Enjoy Naan Qalia - this spicy dish is a famous mutton delicacy.
  • Buy Silver, Semi-precious stones, Jewellery, honey, old coins and more!
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Unwind at our upscale, full-service moderately priced hotel. Located in the heart of Aurangabad, the hotel is a short distance from the legendary Ajanta and Ellora caves. Rejuvenate your spirit with rooms that offer access to a lush garden, or rooms with a view of the beautiful swimming pool.
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Unwind at our upscale, full-service moderately priced hotel. Located in the heart of Aurangabad, the hotel is a short distance from the legendary Ajanta and Ellora caves. Rejuvenate your spirit with rooms that offer access to a lush garden, or rooms with a view of the beautiful swimming pool.
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Flaunting a palace-like architecture, Taj Residency is a 5 star property, which is conveniently situated at a distance of just 9.3 km from Aurangabad Airport.
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Flaunting a palace-like architecture, Taj Residency is a 5 star property, which is conveniently situated at a distance of just 9.3 km from Aurangabad Airport.
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Just 4 km from Aurangabad Airport, 3Km's from Railway Station, WelcomHotel Rama International features a restaurant, shopping arcade, gym, conference hall and Wi-Fi.
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Just 4 km from Aurangabad Airport, 3Km's from Railway Station, WelcomHotel Rama International features a restaurant, shopping arcade, gym, conference hall and Wi-Fi.
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Around 10 minutes drive from Aurangabad Railway Station, this hotel has a swimming pool, gym, spa, steam, sauna, jacuzzi, banquet halls and Wi-Fi.
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Around 10 minutes drive from Aurangabad Railway Station, this hotel has a swimming pool, gym, spa, steam, sauna, jacuzzi, banquet halls and Wi-Fi.
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Why Visit ?
The Ajanta and Ellora caves: Described as having "the finest surviving examples of Indian art, particularly painting" by the Archaeological Survey of India these caves are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art. Recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, the wall paintings consist of figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales.
Timings: 9.30am to 5pm, except Mondays for Ajanta caves and every Tuesday for Ellora caves.
Fees: Rs.5 for India, and Rs.250 for foreigners. 

Panchakki (water mill): The water streams flowing underground finally lead to the Dargah complex of Baba Shah Musafir which is located 1 Km from the city. The beauty of the mosque is enhanced by this cleverly navigated water channel which terminates in a series of 'dancing' water fountains.

Salim Ali Lake & Bird Sanctuary: Also called Salim Ali Talab, it is located near Delhi Gate, opposite Himayat Bagh. This well maintained bird sanctuary is a frequently visited spot by tourists.
Timings: 6am to 6pm on all days
Fees: Rs.10 per person. 

Gayatri Chaat Bhandar: Kranti Chowk and Gulmandi are the oldest road side eateries in town where you can savor some native snacks. They serve excellent deep fried snacks like Kachoris, Samosas and Bhajjis, hot and fresh prepared in front of you on a 'Chulha' (clay oven). The stalls open at 6:30 PM.

Gulmandi: This is the largest marketplace in Aurangabad. This shopper's paradise, famous for selling expensive items like fabrics, silver, semi-precious stones, jewelry, honey and old Coins, is definitely worth a visit.

Languages spoken: Hindi, English, Marathi, Urdu
Currency: Indian Rupee
Climate: Summer lasts from March to June, whereas Monsoon starts July and ends in October. Winters get quite chilly at 10 degrees between November and February. 
Connectivity: Aurangabad has good mobile connectivity.
Trivia: Aurangabad is home to Wali Aurangabadi, a classical Urdu poet. He was the first established poet to have composed in Urdu language.

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