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Aurangabad Travel Guide

Aurangabad named after Aurangzeb, the Mughal Emperor, is a famous city in Maharashtra. Aurangabad implies ‘Built by the Throne’. Being a tourist hub, the city has numerous historical monuments of great importance. The repositories of Ajanta and Ellora show the cultural heritage and are held as World heritage site by UNESCO. In the year 1681, Aurangzeb enthroned and became as Mughal Emperor and used Aurangabad as the base for his campaigns. He died in 1707 and his tomb is located at Khultabad a small town near the city of Aurangabad which is a tourist spot of the state.

Many attractive Mughal monuments can be seen in Aurangabad. The most famous being the ‘Bibi-ka-Maqbara’ corresponds the Aurangabadl. This monument is Aurangzeb wife’s burial chamber. Behind this monument is a small archaeological museum also of tourist interest. There is ample evidence to consider that Aurangabad was devised as a merchandising hub about four centuries ago. It is because of the fact that the city lies on a major trade route that connects India's sea and land ports to the Deccan area which is known as the ‘Silk Route’.


Aurangabad which is renowned for its woven Himroo shawls, Mashru and Kimkhab weaves and is also a good shopping place for the tourists. Women visiting the city are charmed of its wonderful Paithani sarees and semi precious stones jewellery. Bidri, a metal object adorned with Indian art and made of iron, copper and various other metals, is also a famous product of the city. The object is very beautiful and can be found only in this state.

 

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