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UNESCO World Heritage Site: Ellora Caves, Aurangabad (India).

Cheap Flights to Aurangabad

The historic city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra is also often referred to as the ‘City of Gates’. With its glorious past, charms and various historical monuments in the surrounding, Aurangabad serves as a major tourist center in the state. The city is also among the fastest growing cities in India, in terms of industrial growth.

Aurangabad, also termed as “Tourism Capital of Maharashtra” was founded by Malik Amba during 1610 AD. The Aurangabad we see today, was once the favorite dwelling place of the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb. Holding architectural marvels of Mughal era and serving as a gateway to the World Heritages Sites, Ajanta Caves & Ellora Caves, the city receives huge international as well as domestic traffic. Being an important city in Maharashtra, Aurangabad is also well connected across the country via airlines, railways and roadways.

Traveling to Aurangabad is easy and quite affordable as many cheap flights regularly operate to and fro Aurangabad from different cities around the country. Direct flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and other parts of India to the city are available. The best time for visiting the city is from October to March.

Just 5 km from the city, Bibi Ka Maqbara, also known as the Poor Man's Taj Mahal, is a must see place in Aurangabad. Just a few km from Bibi Ka Maqbara, are the Aurangabad Caves, a famous tourist spot. Some of the other must see sites while on your trip to the city include Panchakki, Aurangabad Museum, Himroo Factory and the world renowned Ajanta Caves & Ellora Caves.

There is a fairly good number of restaurants and eating joints located in and around the city making eating out in Aurangabad would certainly be a delight for most. Most of the good restaurants can be found at Nirala Bazaar, Jalna Road and Seven Hills. While in the city, you can also shop for traditional and ethnic products including Himroo & Shimroo shawls and Paithani sarees. Some of the popular stores where you can find these items are Paithani Weaving Centre at New Aurangabad and Aurangabad Himroo Industry, situated at Mondha Road. You can also visit local bazaars such as Gul Mandi and Aurangpura for shopping.

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