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About Aurangabad

Aurangabad Holiday Packages

Located in the Indian state of Maharashtra, Aurangabad is well known for its premium quality, great architecture, delicious food shops great cultural heritage and a lot more. The city was founded in 1610 by Malik Ambar and was originally known as "Khadki".
Aurangabad encompasses a number of incredible tourist attractions famous all across the country including Grishneshwar Temple, Bibi ka Maqbara, Daulatabad Fort and not to forget the Ajanta and Ellora caves, both of which are designated UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Multiple accommodations are available for you to select during the stay and you can also find a huge variety of heavenly food and refreshing beverages all over this city. Naankhaliya, Kebabs, Mawa Jalebis, Trotter soup, and Dagadphul are few of the delicious delicacies you will not find anywhere else. Don't forget to take your finest camera in order to click stunning pictures with your loved ones. To make the most out of your trip, compare multiple itineraries of different Aurangabad tour packages before planning your escape.

Discover the 10 Most Enchanting Places With Aurangabad Tour Packages

1. Ajanta Caves

What’s Special - Stunning architecture, paintings, Buddhist sculptures

Built In - 100 BCE to 100 CE

Nearby Attractions - Bibi ka Maqbara, Aurangabad Caves, Daulatabad Fort, Bhadra Maruti Temple, Kailasanath Temple, Siddharth Garden Zoo, Panchakki, Soneri Mahal, Chand Minar, Supari Hanuman Temple

Distance From City Center - 99 Kilometers

Transportation Options - Bus, Car, Taxi

Situated about 99 km from the elegant city of Aurangabad, the Ajanta Caves are famous for its depiction of the Buddhist culture and their interesting stories through beautiful sculptures and paintings. You can also find scenes from the intriguing Jataka tales and figurines of Buddha in this mystical place.

2. Bibi ka Maqbara

What’s Special - Resemblance to Taj Mahal

Built In - 1660

Nearby Attractions - Jama Masjid, Himayar Bagh, Panchakki, Goga Baba Hill, Gul Mandi, Soneri Mahal, Aurangabad Caves, Ajanta Caves, Daulatabad Fort, Siddharth Garden Zoo

Distance From City Center - 5 Kilometers

Transportation Options - Car, Taxi, Cab, Bus

The striking resemblance to the Taj Mahal attracts thousands of tourists who remain clueless when they see it at first. Constructed in the memory of Aurangzeb's wife in 1661, Bibi ka Maqbara is a beautiful mausoleum with an elegant backdrop of the charming city.

3. Daulatabad Fort

What’s Special - Historical monument, rich heritage

Built In - 12th Century

Nearby Attractions - Chini Mahal, Ajanta Caves, Bhadra Maruti, Ellora Caves, Jain Temple, Bibi ka Maqbara, Aurangabad Caves, Goga Baba Hill, Chatrapati Shivaji Museum, Panchakki, Aurangzeb’s Tomb

Distance From City Center - 17 Kilometers

Transportation Options - Cab, Buses, Taxi, Car

Constructed in the 14th-century Daulatabad Fort is also known as Devagiri amongst many. Located around 16 kilometers from Aurangabad, it was once the capital of the Yadava dynasty. Perched at 200 meters high conical hill, the fort has 750 steps that all tourists have to climb in order to reach the top.

4. Aurangabad Caves

What’s Special - Ancient caves, sacred sights, historic significance

Built In - 3rd Century AD

Nearby Attractions - Ellora Caves, Ajanta Caves, Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Bhadra Maruti, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Siddharth Garden, Dargah of Pir Ismail, Panchakki, Chini Mahal, Jayakwadi Dam, Goga Baba Hill, Valley of the Sufi Saints

Distance From City Center - 9 Kilometers

Transportation Options - Bus, Cab, Car, Taxi

Enjoy sightseeing at the incredible rock-cut Buddhist shrines situated about 20km from Aurangabad. Dating back to the 6th and 8th centuries, the twelve shrines are carved out of soft basalt rock and the place is also considered ideal for trekking enthusiasts.

5. Grishneshwar Temple

What’s Special - Architecture, serene ambiance, divinity

Built In - 13th Century

Nearby Attractions - Ellora Caves, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Panchaki, Koneru, Daulatabad Fort, Aurangabad Caves, Panchakki, Khuldabad, Siddharth Garden and Zoo, Sunheri Mahal

Distance From City Center - 20 Kilometers

Transportation Options - Bus, Cab, Car, Taxi

The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site popularly known as one of the 12 sacred Jyotirlinga. It a beautiful 13th Century Temple in Ellora dedicated to Lord Shiva. Apart from religious importance the Temple also has its own historical significance. Rebuilt a couple of times after the Mughals were defeated, the temple follows a style of architecture that you will find in South India.

6. Ellora Cave

What’s Special - Stunning paintings, sculptures, temples

Built In - 9th Century

Nearby Attractions - Ajanta Caves, Grishneshwar Temple, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Daulatabad Fort, Aurangabad Caves, Panchakki, Khuldabad, Siddharth Garden and Zoo, Sunheri Mahal

Distance From City Center - 40 Kilometers

Transportation Options - Bus, Cab, Car, Taxi

Ellora Caves are an important part of Indian history. These famous caves are located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. See the beautiful rock-cuts and other architectural marvels. These caves are also home to many stunning paintings and sculptures. The Ellora caves are also home to Kailash Temple, one of the most stunning temples. These caves represent Jainism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

7. Buddhist Caves

What’s Special - Rock-cut caves

Built In - 7th Century

Nearby Attractions - Bibi ka Maqbara, Aurangabad Caves, Daulatabad Fort, Bhadra Maruti Temple, Kailasanath Temple, Siddharth Garden Zoo, Panchakki, Soneri Mahal, Chand Minar, Supari Hanuman Temple

Distance From City Center - 52 Kilometers

Transportation Options - Bus, Cab, Car, Taxi

Buddhist Caves are also known as Pandava Caves and are a part of Ajanta Ellora caves. These caves are known for beautiful rock-cut architecture. One can see strips of red clothes hung outside the caves. Visit these caves and admire the beautiful surroundings.

8. Panchakki

What’s Special - Watermill complex, mosque, madrasa

Built In - 1744 AD

Nearby Attractions - Bibi ka Maqbara, Aurangabad Caves, Daulatabad Fort, Bhadra Maruti Temple, Kailasanath Temple, Siddharth Garden Zoo, Soneri Mahal, Chand Minar, Supari Hanuman Temple, Jama Masjid

Distance From City Center - 5.4 Kilometers

Transportation Options - Bus, Cab, Car, Taxi

Panchakki is basically a water mill compound and is home to a madrasa, mosque, and house of a minister. The place as of now is a famous picnic spot for the local people. The place has a steady water supply from the stream of Harsul River. Other things to look forward to at Panchakki are a Library which is home to more than 1,00,000 books and Hazrat Baba Memorial. The place is also known for picturesque views and is dotted with many fountains.

9. Khuldabad

What’s Special - Sacred city, valley of saints

Built In - 14th Century

Nearby Attractions - Grishneshwar Temple, Ellora Caves, Jain Caves, The Buddisht Caves, Kailasa Temple, Bhadra Maruti, Bani Begum Garden, Tomb of Aurangzeb

Distance From City Center - 13 Kilometers

Transportation Options - Bus, Taxi, Car, Cab

Khuldabad is a small town in Aurangabad and is famous as the “Valley of Saints”. The place is believed to be the burial site for more than 1500 saints. Aurangzeb’s Tomb,Tombs of Azam Shah and his wife, Asaf Jah’s Tomb, Burhan ud din Mausoleum, Bani Begum Maqbara, Malik Ambar Tomb, Khan Jahan Lal Bagh, and Zar Zari Zar Baksh Dargh are the few highlights of Khuldabad.

10. Himayat Bagh

What’s Special - 400 acre garden

Built In - 17th Century

Nearby Attractions - Jama Masjid, Bibi ka Maqbara, Aurangabad Caves, Daulatabad Fort, Bhadra Maruti Temple, Kailasanath Temple, Siddharth Garden Zoo, Panchakki, Soneri Mahal, Chand Minar, Supari Hanuman Temple

Distance From City Center - 4.1 Kilometers

Transportation Options - Car, Bus, Taxi, Cab

Himayat Bagh in Aurangabad is spread in an area of 400 acre and is home to a wide variety of flora. The garden is an amazing place for photography and is famous among nature lovers. At present the garden is part of Marathwada University. The garden is also home to a pool, green lawns, and a nursery. Visit the garden and admire the serene and calm surroundings.

How To Reach

By Air

Reaching Aurangabad by air is not a complex task. the city has its own airport that connects with all major parts of the country. You can find connecting flights from Udaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Pune, Hyderabad and Nagpur. As you arrive at the airport, simply hop on a cab or board a bus to all major tourist attractions of the city.

By Road

The well-connected road network will provide you a hassle-free tour if you are willing to book a cab or take your own vehicle to this incredible city. Also, there are two main bus stations in Aurangabad called CIDCO bus station and the Central Bus station, located just 6 km apart from each other. You can find both governments as well as private buses operating daily from all nearby connecting cities.

By Rail

If you wish to travel by train, then you are in luck. The Aurangabad railway station is well maintained and has good rail connectivity with regular trains from all major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Amritsar, Bhopal, Chennai, Hyderabad and more.

Best Time To Visit

Every season in Aurangabad has its own rewards. One cannot deny the experience this city boasts in summer or the soothing monsoon, and not to forget the mesmerizing winters. This all-year-round holiday destination provides a comforting and unique experience in every season.

Summer

During the months of March to June, the weather is sunny with temperatures ranging from 22 to 30*C. Examine Aurangabad tour packages today and check which season has what new things to offer during your stay.

Monsoon

From July to September, Aurangabad witness hypnotic monsoons. The temperature in the area ranges from 20 to 25 * C and the region remains cloudy. Annually the city receives rainfall of about 700 mm which is quite low but it also helps in cooling down the temperature of the region.

Winter

From November to February witness clear skies, plentiful sunshine, and cool breeze throughout the city.

The temperature fluctuates around 10 and 25* C and the weather is absolutely stunning.


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