Places to visit in Aurangabad

Top Things to Do in Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Places to Visit in Aurangabad

Top Attractions in Aurangabad

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  • Hersh L
    Mumbai, India23 contributions
    Ellora Caves are an absolute must-visit on your trip to Aurangabad. Heck, it's worth making a trip to Aurangabad for Ellora (and Ajanta) caves - and for the people.

    As pointed out by our super -knowledgeable guide, these caves are not really caves which are naturally occurring, but distinct and deliberate creations across centuries. The first set of caves at Ellora are Buddhist in origin, covering but Hinayana and Mahayana ideologies. Then come the Hindu ones, the crown jewel of which is Cave #16 aka Kailasa Temple. And a short bus ride away are the 4 Jain caves. Our guide, Ali, walked us through all the main sections, not just explaining the architecture, design and history behind the caves, but also engaging with us to clarify our many questions and thoughts. He was truly one of a kind and I recommend getting a guide if you are visiting Ellora for the first time - if you are lucky, you'll bump into Ali :)

    Ellora caves and specifically Kailasa Temple, is deserving of finding it's place as one of the wonders of the world. It's beautiful and you should look to keep anywhere a minimum of 3-4 hours to fully explore the whole set of caves with a government-certified guide.

    During our trip to Aurangabad, we also covered Ajanta caves, Khuldabad, Daulatabad/Deogiri fort, amongst other places. Our constant companion through 3 full days of our trip was Hussain, who not only took us around in his car but also provided valuable information and introduced us to the right people, shop, restaurants and much more to ensure our trip is well rounded. Above all, he was tireless and extremely helpful in every which way possible. With Hussain, there was never a dull moment or one where we felt that we were not taken care of. A true gem of a person, who made our trip amazing beyond compare.

    The caves and other monuments around the city are quite a distance away, so even if you bring your own car, do consider having Hussain drive you around so you can enjoy the experience fully. The climb up Daulatabad/Deogiri fort or trekking about the caves tends to leave you tired and a taxi makes utmost sense.

    Hussain has years of experience with foreign and domestic visitors, so do reach out to him and let him give you the best that Aurangabad has to offer. He also does inter-city pick up and drops.

    MD Hussain. +91 9923616671
    Mdhusin5494@gmail.com
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • skdel2016
    National Capital Territory of Delhi, India210 contributions
    Situated at Aurangabad District near Ellora, Maharashtra, India( is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga,) sometimes referred to as the Ghrneshwar or Ghushmeshwar Temple, is one of the shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva that is referenced in the Shiva Purana.
    The temple is one of the masterpiece of Indian architecture, As far as Abhishekam is concerned you need to pay charges in counter of temple. Gents need to wear only lower clothings such as Dhoti or pant. Cloths which is wearable at upper side of body from waste is not allowed if you wish to do abhishekam. Here also You need to take help of Priests . It's on your luck how he is... Ladies need to wear Saree. One Must go place. Har har mahadev.
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • HONEY
    Nanded, India105 contributions
    Aurangabad caves are close to aurangabad which is rock cut caves build by buddhist.The caves and the art on that caves are really good.
    Written 9 July 2020
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  • Roy
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India122 contributions
    The place is beautiful and one time visit. Easily accessible and not very far from city. UNESCO site. Replica of Taj mahal, but not maintained properly. Big Garden .
    Written 22 February 2022
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  • kkv2good
    59 contributions
    Once again very close to Ellora caves and if you plan your day properly then this can be done on the same day
    Something different in the temple
    Was relatively empty when we visited and hence we felt good place to visit
    Written 16 January 2022
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  • Mr. Sharma
    World2 contributions
    Good place for spending time in city. The mall is really huge and has good shops. The mall is better than expectations
    Written 13 June 2021
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  • Prasad Gosavi
    Aurangabad, India5 contributions
    It was a amazing experience to visit all the Ellora caves , if you need to know history behind every cave you need at least two days visit.
    Written 27 January 2022
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  • Capt Wendyll Pereira
    12399805203 contributions
    This dam is at Paithan, about 50 kms from Aurangabad. The reservoir formed by this dam is huge and worth a look. The dam itself is miles long. Road from Aurangabad is not too bad.
    Written 26 September 2021
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  • Cedric N
    Mumbai, India576 contributions
    Had visited this sprawling garden in Aurangabad a long back ago. This garden is a popular tourist attraction and is visited by tourists.

    This garden is located at Central Bus Stand Road. It serves as a picnic spot for the local people. This garden is laid out with vibrant flowers, majestic trees and green lawns. There is a musical fountain and Buddha statue. One can pose for a photograph with a Camel. There is a playground for children where a large old woman shoe is not maintained. Also, there is a separate play area for children and a performing arts center. There is a zoo where one can find a number of wild animals such as tigers, lions, leopards etc. There is an aquarium in this garden. It gets crowded in the evenings, especially on weekends. The entrance fee to the garden is Rs. 20 per person. There is a separate entry fee for the zoo as well. However, this garden has yet to be maintained.

    This garden is an ideal place for families, couples, joggers, nature lovers, photographers as well as friends. It is a must visit and should not be missed when in Aurangabad.
    Written 1 April 2020
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  • meena1981
    Bokaro Steel City, India492 contributions
    'H2O waterpark is a nice amusement park where so many waterpark Rides are present.Here one can enjoy Swimming Pool, Pirate Bay, Wavepool ,Rain Dance, Cyclone Ride, 40 feet Drop Slides, Tube Rides, Kiddies Pool, and ATV & Buggy Rides. The Park also provides facility to stay here.
    Written 28 April 2019
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  • Virendra
    4 contributions
    Its good initiative to have such collection. However as other Goverment places, this as well lacks maintenance. Washrooms are stinking and you can not stand in exhibition hall as well.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Parth101
    Bhavnagar, India420 contributions
    Goga bapa hill is small site and is famous for serene environment. Area was beautiful and good for picnic.
    Written 28 November 2019
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  • Krishnan U
    Bengaluru, India365 contributions
    Every town has its market and these markets give you a feel of the town. Gul Mandi is the place to go in Aurangabad, to get this feel.
    Spread out, crowded and has a variety of stuff. Good to walk around, since many of the roads are not that wide.
    Written 20 January 2019
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  • Swapna Shetty
    Navi Mumbai, India9 contributions
    Aurangzeb wanted his tomb to be simple and that is how it is. Nothing fancy about the tomb, but do visit if you are a history buff.
    Written 7 January 2022
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  • Swapna Shetty
    Navi Mumbai, India9 contributions
    The place has a 600 year old Banyan tree and a water mill. The water mill is in one corner and many might miss it if you don't explore around the small place.
    Written 7 January 2022
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