Aurangabad was named after the Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb, and became the capital of the dynasty in the 18th century. It was formerly part of the Princely State of Hyderabad, during British Colonial rule. Aurangabad is widely renowned as being the gateway to ancient rock cut splendor, with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ajanta and Ellora Caves in close proximity. This booming city became a center for silk and cotton textile production, and several ginning factories still exist today. It’s also home to a treasure chest of art within its three major museums.


  • Heritage
  • Landscape


  • Ajantha and Ellora
  • Aurangabad Caves
  • Daulatabad Fort

Places to Stay

Ajanta Caves, Ancient Buddhist Temples
Lemon Tree Hotel, Aurangabad

Style: International

Lemon Tree Hotel, Aurangabad is located in the the heart of the city center, and close to the famous Ajanta and Ellora caves.

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Exterior view of Vivanta by Taj Aurangabad
Vivanta Aurangabad

Style: International

Vivanta Aurangabad is an international hotel set amid landscaped gardens and located just ten minutes from the airport. Stay in elegant rooms and suites that offer modern amenities including a TV, personal safe and WiFi access.

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Activities in Aurangabad

Aurangabad-City Highlights

Visit the World Heritage sites of Ajantha and Ellora, the Aurangabad Caves, Daulatabad Fort and the Sonehri Mahal; marvel at the excavated specimens of Paithan at the State Archaeology and the architecture of Bibi ka Maqbara.


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