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Aurangabad is a wonderful city and it is named after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The city is also known as the hub of tourism and is classified in the list of heritage cities of India. Ajantha and Ellora caves which are near the city are in the list of the UNESCO world heritage sites. In this city, one can see the monument called the Bibi ka maqbara. His is also called the city of gates and the city has been called the tourism capital of Aurangabad. The city is known for the textile and silk production. Bibi ka maqbara is the burial tomb of wife of emperor Aurangzeb. The inspiration of this tomb was based on Taj Mahal and therefore it is also called by the name Taj of Deccan. Fifteen km in the north west direction of Aurangabad, one can find the fort of Daulatabad.

The fort was built in the 12th century by the Yadava dynasty. The people who want to see Ellora and Ajanta caves come to Aurangabad and from here, go to these exotic caves built in the past centuries. One can visit Panchakki and this is a seventeeth century water mill. Aurangabad is also called as the city of gates and one can find 52 gates in the city built during the time of the Mughal rule. Five km from the city of Aurangabad, one can find the Aurangabad caves. The design of these caves also depicts some tantric influences prevalent at that time. In Aurangabad, one can find the Salim Ali lake and bird sanctuary and this was named after the famous ornithologist Salim Ali. Get Free Quote Now