AURANGABAD TRAVEL GUIDE
As you step into the bright sunlight in Aurangabad, you will find nothing that seems to suggest that it is the only city apart from Delhi, to have served as the capital of India. Or that it formed the core of a region rich with Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain monuments that date back to 2nd century BC. It looks like any other modern bustling city in India. But as you start moving out, the city starts revealing its rich historical past.
You will step into caves aglow with paintings and carvings depicting the timeless wisdom of great teachers. You will encounter ancient rock-cut temples and monuments that can teach modern day architects a thing or two about construction.
Aurangabad owes its name Aurangzeb (1658- 1707 AD), the last of the great Mughals. It was a gateway to the ancient capitals of Deogiri and Prathisthan (modern day Daulatabad and Paithan)
Its palace in history notwithstanding, Aurangadabad today is an important industrial center and modern city, well connected with the rest of India. It lays 388 kms. North-east of Mumbai (via Nashik-Manmad and 400 kms. Via Pune).
Its many historical landmarks like Daulatabad, Bibi-ka-Maqbara, Panchakki and Pithalkora caves are located within the city itself. The city continues to attract tourist from all over the world who come to discover an old world carved a world carved in stone.