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delhi gate aurangabad

Delhi Gate

The largest and the most stately, it was built by Aurangzeb. It is situated to the north of the city facing Delhi. It is similar to Lahore gate of Delhi’s Lal Quila.

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Bhadkal Gate Aurangabad

Bhadkal Gate

Bhadkal Gate is a building in Aurangabad City, India. This gate is the biggest gate of city. It was built by Ahmadnagar's, Murtaza Nizamshah's Vazir Malik Ambar.

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Paithan Gate Aurangabad

Paithan Gate

The gate is smaller in size and was royal gateway leading to Paithan town. This gate is smaller in size compared to other gates.

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Makai Gate

This gate leads to Begumpura another walled quarter of the city, and is the only gate that has a canon installed on it. It faces the holy city of Mecca towards the west.

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Kala gate aurangabad

Kala Darwaza

This gate leads to the palace fort of Qila–e-Ark. The palace had its own fortification walls and had five gates other than the Kaala darwaza all gates are in ruins.

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Roshan Gate

This gate is located to the north of Jalna gate or Khas gate.Roshan gate is said to have been named after Aurangezeb’s sister Roshanara to whom the emperor was much attached and she remained his favorite friend and advisor.

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Chhota Bhadkal gate

Chhota Bhadkal is one of the gates leading to the places of Naukhanda. Naukhanda Palace complex was built by Malik Amber in 1616 and later addition to these palace

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Khaas gate aurangabad

khas or jalna Gate

The gate is simple in design but was disintegrating. It has been restored recently. It faces the Jalna city in the east. 80% of the gate is damaged due to lake of maintenance.

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Mahmood gate Aurangabad

Mahmood Gate

Panchakki, attached to the dargah of Baba Shah Musafir a Sufi saint is located in a garden near the Mahmud Darvaza and consist of a mosque, a madrassa, a kacheri, a minister's house, a sarai and houses for zananas.

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Places to visit in Aurangabad BIBI KA MAKBARA

Bibi Ka Maqbara

The Bibi Ka Maqbara is a tomb located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb's son Azam Shah in the memory of his mother.It bears a striking resemblance to the famous Taj Mahal,the mausoleum of wife of Shah Jahan. He had built the Badshahi Mosque at Lahore one of the largest Mosques in the world and the largest one at that time, as well as the small, but elegant, Pearl Mosque at Delhi.

The comparison to the Taj Mahal has often obscured its very own considerable charm. Due to the strong resemblance, it is also called the Dakkhani Taj. Read More

Ajanta Caves

The Ajanta Caves are 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state of India.The caves include paintings and rock-cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art, particularly expressive paintings.

According to UNESCO, these are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art that influenced the Indian art that followed. Read More

tourist places in Aurangabad Ajanta Caves
Places near Aurangabad Ellora Caves

Ellora Caves

Ellora located in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India, is one of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring Buddhist, Hindu and Jain monuments, and artwork, dating from the 600-1000 CE period.

The Kailasha temple excavation also features sculptures depicting the gods, goddesses and mythologies found in Vaishnavism, Shaktism as well as relief panels summarizing the two major Hindu Epics. Read More

Panchakki

Panchakki, known as the water mill,It is near to " Bibi ka makbara " ,takes its name from the mill which used to grind grain for the pilgrims. This monument located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

The oblong reservoir in front of the mosque and fountains were added 20 years later by Jamil Beg Khan. Dating back to the 17th century, this ingenious water mill was designed to use the energy generated by flowing water from a nearby spring. Read More

History of Aurangabad Ajanta Caves
Aurangabad City history Aurangabazeb Tomb

Tomb of Aurangzeb, Khuldabad

The Tomb of Aurangzeb, the last of the strong Mughal emperors,is located in Khuldabad, Maharashtra, India. In notable contrast to other Mughal tombs, which are large monuments of Mughal architecture, including the Taj Mahal, at his own direction Aurangzeb is buried in an unmarked grave at the complex of the dargah or shrine of Sheikh Zainuddin.

Aurangzeb who was the sixth Mughal emperor, ruled most of the Indian subcontinent for half a century until he died in 1707. According to his wish, he was buried near the dargah of Sheikh Zainuddin, his "spiritual guru". Read More

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum

One of the main tourist attractions in Aurangabad, Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum is located near Nehru Bal Udyan and as the name suggests it is dedicated to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the great Maratha ruler. War weapons and other antique items of the former rulers of Maratha Empire are put here for public viewing.

Main attractions of the museum are the 500-year-old war suit, a 400-yr old Paithani Sari and the hand-written copy of Quran by Aurangzeb.
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Aurangabad city picnic spots Siddharth Garden

Siddharth Garden and Zoo

Siddharth Garden is a beautiful garden in the heart of the city and adjacent to the Kham River. The main gateway of the place is designed with an artificial waterfall. It looks awesome after the sunset when the lights are turned on. The zoo inside the garden is a place of tourist interest where you can watch different wild animals and snakes. The park has about 60 species of fish, including some species of sharks.

The municipal corporation has recently passed the orders to expand the zoo area. The garden is a pleasant place that you can visit with family. Siddharth Garden is also a wonderful place for kids. They can have fun and frolic at the slides, swings, toy train and much more. Read More

Jayakwadi Dam

The harsh project is one of the largest irrigation projects in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a multipurpose project. The water is mainly used to irrigate agricultural land in the drought-prone Marathwada Region region of the state. It also provides water for drinking and industrial usage to nearby towns and villages and to the municipalities and industrial areas of Aurangabad and Jalna district.

It is located on Godavari river at the site of Jayakwadi village in Paithan taluka of Aurangabad district in Maharashtra State state of India. Read More

Jayakwadi Dam near Aurangabad City
Bani Begam Bagh in Aurangabad Maharashtra India

Bani Begam Bagh

Bani Begum Garden is located in the Khuldabad, which quite renowned for its gardens, and tombs like Zainuddin Shirzai Maqbara Khuldabad, Nagarkhana Gate, Aurangzeb's Tomb, Tombs of Azam Shah and his wife, Malik Ambar's Tomb, Zar Zari Zar Baksh and Ganj Rawan Ganj Baksh Dargah. So make a point to visit all these places when a tour to Bani Begum Garden.

Bani Begam Bagh Aurangabad 25 kilometers off the roads of Aurangabad nestles the charismatic and extremely impressive Bani Begum Gardens. Amidst the manicured garden, one can find the group of tombs, which are the mausoleum of Bani Begum, the consort of one of Aurangzeb's son. Read More

Soneri Mahal

Golden Palace is a historical place situated at the foot of the Satlal ranges of Aurangabad city in the area of Marathwada University . Backwards, the Golden Temple building with small ranges looks like a picture. The surrounding trees, grazing and farming add more importance to the beauty of this building.

The golden mansion was named after the paintings of the Darbar Mahal on the ground floor of golden mansion, painted with true gold water. Sardar of Bundelkhand, who came to Dakkhon along with Aurangzeb, built the palace. Available evidence suggests that some of the sahajahanane sent pahadasinga and jhunjarasinga the Deccan two brothers. Read More

Soneri Mahal in Aurangabad India
MGM Golf Club in Aurangabad City

MGM Golf Club

MGM Golf Course is a amazing embellishment in the beauty of tourism capital of Maharashtra. Situated in the foothills of Satmala (Ellora) range, the course is a dream destination of any golfer desirous of hitting long yet accurate drives and putting his expertise on the greens to a real test.

The golf course is designed by William Amick based in Florida USA. Located in the close proximity to the town, the course offers an amazingly picturesque view of the hill range in the North and Eastern sides. Address of Golf Club is Daulatabad Road, Maliwada Daulatabad Rd, Padegaon, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431002 Read More

Pitalkhora Caves

The Pitalkhora Caves, in the Satamala range of the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India, are an ancient Buddhist site consisting of 14 rock-cut cave monuments which date back to the third century BCE, making them one of the earliest examples of rock-cut architecture in India. Located about 40 kilometers from Ellora, the site is reached by a steep climb down a flight of concrete stairs, past a waterfall next to the caves.

The caves are cut in a variety of basalt rock, but some of the caves have crumbled and are damaged. Out of the 14, four are chaityas (one housing votive stupas, one apsidal and single-cell) and the rest are viharas. All the caves belong to the Hinayana period, but the reasonably well preserved paintings are of the Mahayana period. Read More

Aurangabad Tourist palce Pittal Khora Caves
Places to visit in Aurangabad city Gautala

Gautala Autramghat Sanctuary

Gautala Autramghat Sanctuary is a protected area of Maharashtra state, India. It lies in the Satmala and Ajantha hill ranges of the Western Ghats, and administratively is in Aurangabad District and Jalgaon District. The wildlife sanctuary was established in 1986 in an existing reserved forest area.

It covers a total area of 26,061.19 hectares with Reserved Forest Areas of 19706 ha. in Aurangabad and 6355.19 ha. in Jalgaon. Its name comes the nearby village of Gautala, which was itself named after Gautam Rishi, a Hindu ascetic mentioned in the Ramcharitmanas. Read More

Pariyon Ka Talab

From the fort of Daulatabad National Highway 211, aka the Solapur-Dhule Road, takes you North West, towards the town of Khuldabad. Around 10 km down the road, a dirt track leads off the highway towards a place called Sulibhanjan. Here, next to a small hill, is Pariyon Ka Talab, the Lake of the Fairies. A minor tourist attraction, Pariyon Ka Talab is associated with a Muslim saint who could grant fertility and is an active religious site even today.

He probably arrived in India from Iran as many Muslim preachers and saints before him. He was in Delhi during the reign of Shams-ud-din Iltutmish, the slave who became king of the Delhi Sultanate. Read More

Pariyoka Talab place in Aurangabad City of India
Parli Vaijnath temple in Aurangabad

Parli Vaijnath & Aundha Nagnath

Hindus have three supreme Gods - Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva/Mahesh. Lord Shiva is considered by many the most powerful being in the universe. It is believed that Lord Shiva is represented by 64 devotional objects in India. These devotional objects representing the Supreme God Shiva are known as 'Jyotirlingas'. 'Jyoti' means radiance and 'Lingam' means image or sign of Shiva; Jyotir Lingas thus means the The Radiant Sign of The Almighty Shiva.

It is home to the 9th Jyotirlinga out of the 12. Nearest places of attractions include Nanded, Aundha Nagnath, Aurangabad & Daulatabad. Read More

Salim Ali Lake

Salim Ali Sarovar is located near Delhi Gate, opposite Himayat Bagh, Aurangabad. It is located in the northern part of the city. During the Mughal period it was known as Khiziri Talab. It has been renamed after the great ornithologist, naturalist Salim Ali and also known as birdman of India. The office of Divisional Commissioner Aurangabad division is located near it, so is the collector's office of Aurangabad District.

In Aurangzeb's time, a large marsh or tank extended the whole length of the northern wall, but the exhalation and dampness proved unhealthy and Aurangzeb ordered the portion immediately in front of his palace to be filled in and converted into fields. Read More

Picnic spot in Aurangabad city Salim Ali lake