Aurangabad Tourist Guide
This historical place is well connected by road, rail and air. This place is populare a entery point for famous Ajanta & Ellora Caves. Many tourist prefer to stay here to visit famous Ajanta & Ellora caves. Aurangabad is two journey from famous Shiridi Sai temple.
There are different packages available to cover near by areas. You can go for a one day local sightseeing trip in which one TATA Indica will cost you Rs 1500/-. It is not possible to cover Ajanta Caves which is at a distance of 104 KM from Aurangabad along with other sightseeing packages. Plan your arrival and night stay at Auranngabad based on the areas you want to cover. You can plan for two nights or second night you can plan to stay at Shiridi after covering Ajanta caves.
However these are the five local sight seeing points you can cover between 9 AM to 5 PM
Panchakki ( water mill )
You can start your sightseeing program by visiting this place. This is a memorial of Baba Shah Musafir a sufi saint. Water from a distance river flows through a conduit and falls on a wheel. The rotatation of the wheel is used to run mill to crush grain. There is a water pond near the mill.
Bibi Ka Maqbara ( 2 KM from Panchakki )
This majestic mausoleum on the style of Taj Mahal ( Agra ) was built by Azam Shah, the son of Aurangzeb in memory of his mother Dilras Banu Begum. This structure is also known as Taj of Deccan. Inside a total area of 458 x 275 meter the mausoleum was build at the center of a high platform with four minarets at its corners.
Visiting hours starts from sunrise to 10 PM. There is a entry fee of Rs 5 and free entry for below 15 years of age. Foreigners entry fee is Rs 100/- . For video filming there is a fee of Rs 25/- .
Devotees have to remove shirts or cloth from upper part of the body before entering to main darshan hall.
At a distance of 28 KM from Aurgangabad , this famous place is popular for its Caves.
On the way to Ellora caves this famous fort is famous for its defensive architecture
Aurangabad Airport ( Code : IXU )
Airport is loclated at a distance of 6 KM from city center. Regular flights connects Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi
Aurangabad Railway station ( Station Code : AWB)
There are direct train to Mumbai , Hyderbad and other important cities of India. This station is between Secunderabad and Manmad.
Road Network to Aurangabad
It is connected by road to Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and other cities of India. NH 52 passes through Auragabad. Nagpur–Aurangabad–Mumbai express highway passes through this city.
This article is written by go2india.in team.
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