Aurangabad is a city, situated on the bank of the Kham River. The city serves as a base for visiting Ajanta and Ellora Caves. It is also known as the City of Gates and is famous for the 17th century Bibi Ka Maqbara monument, the only example of Mughal architecture in the region. Araungabad is a good place for shopping for Himroo textile, Kimkhab shawls and stoles, Paithani silk saris made of silk and gold threads and Bidriware.
Major tourist sites in and around the city: Aurangabad Caves, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Panchakki water mill, Darwazas (gates), Salim Ali Lake and Bird Sanctuary, Daultabad Fort, Lonar craters, Paithan town, etc.
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When to visit: best time to visit is October to March.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Aurangabad railway station. Aurangabad has rail connectivity to many parts of the country including major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad.
For detailed train timings and other information log on to www.indianrailways.gov.in or https://www.irctc.co.in/nget/train-search
Nearest airport: Aurangabad Airport (IATA: IXU, ICAO: VAAU) is located about 5 km (3.1 mi) east of the city center, and 11 km (6.8 mi) from Aurangabad Railway Station.
Buses: Maharastra State transport buses (MSRTC)and private buses connect Aurangabad with major towns of the state and other parts of India.
By road: The distance from Mumbai to Aurangabad is about 335 km (208 mi) via NH160, Ghoti - Shirdi Rd and Nagpur - Aurangabad - Mumbai Hwy. It takes around 6-7 hours.
The distance from Pune to Aurangabad is about 235 km (146 mi) via Pune - Ahmednagar Hwy and Aurangabad - Ahmednagar - Pune Hwy. It takes around 5 hours.
The distance from Nasik to Aurangabad is about 182 km (113 mi) via Maharashtra State Highway 30 and Nagpur - Aurangabad - Mumbai Hwy. It takes around 4 hours.
The distance from Shirdi to Aurangabad is about 109 km (67.7 mi) via Nagpur - Aurangabad - Mumbai Hwy Km. It takes around 2-3 hours.
The distance from Ajanta to Aurangabad is about 101 km (62.7 mi) via Aurangabad - Ajanta - Jalgaon Rd. It takes around 2-3 hours.
The distance from Ellora to Aurangabad is about 30 km (18.6 mi) via NH52. It takes around 1 hour.
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