Things to do in Aurangabad

Aurangabad is one of the ancient cities of Maharashtra and is known for its architectural magnificence.

From its prehistoric caves to its ancient temples, the city has remarkable historical monuments.

Here are top things to do if you are in Aurangabad

  1. Tour to Bibi-Ka Maqbara
  • tomb of Dilras Banu Begum, wife of Aurangzeb
  • resemblance of Taj Mahal of Agra
  • largest monument constructed under the reign of Aurangzeb
  • also known as Taj of Deccan
  1. Aurangabad caves visit
  • located in Silyachak ranges above 700 feet from the ground
  • cluster of 2000 years old caves
  • resemble Buddhist shrines
  1. Bhadra Maruti Temple visit
  • quaint old temple of Lord Hanuman
  • quite close to Ellora caves
  • lord Hanuman is in sleeping posture here
  • temple witness the flocks of Pilgrims during month of Shravan or Saturdays
  1. Valley of Sufi saints
  • valley was coined based on the shrines of Chisti sufi master and saints
  • famous tombs are Muntajib-al-Din, tomb of Aurangzeb, first Nizam of Hyderabad, Tomb of Asif Jah, Tomb of Tana Shan and saint Moinuddin Chisti of Khudabad
  1. Jyotirlinga Grishneshwar temple
  • one of the twelve Jyotirlings of Lord Shiva
  • one of the most pious place of Aurangabad
  • constructed by Ahilyabhai Holkar and is a well known holy pilgrim sites
  • also known as Ghushmeswara temple

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