A city that dates back to 2nd century BC, Aurangabad has seen the rise and fall from several rulers, been home to many cultures and communities, hence it is a wonderful base to explore some of the best world heritage sites in India. Even before the last prominent Mughal emperor brought this city to the limelight by making it his capital, Aurangabad had gained prominence. But during Aurangzeb's reign, the city reached its peak. The one piece of architecture from this era, that stands apart is the Biwi ka Muqbara, build in the style of Taj Mahal in honor of Aurangzeb's wife, while his own mortal remains lie nearby in a modest tomb.
The world heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora are undoubtedly the best attractions to explore from Aurangabad. The ancient caves that are full of colorful paintings and sculptures and were discovered only in the early 19th century is a sight to behold and receives a steady stream of visitors from around the world.
Apart from being a historical city, Aurangabad is fast becoming an IT and manufacturing hub and is at present headquarters of Videocon. It is also home to many educational institutes and colleges. Being the administrative head of Marathwada region and well connected with other parts of the country helped.
The famed Paithani sarees of Maharashtra got its name from the nearby town of Paithan, great place to see the weavers at work. The Himroo shawls found in these parts are also great buys. When in Aurangabad, do not miss Naan Qalia, a local specialty of meat and bread.
Whether it is business or leisure in your mind, Aurangabad will intrigue you with its modern facade and ancient soul. Make your stay perfect in this city when you stay at Treebo Hotels in Aurangabad.