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Aurangabad is located in the state of Maharashtra. Malik Ambar, prime minister of the Murtaza Nizam Shah II, founded the city in the early 16th century. Ambar’s son, Fateh Khan succeeded the throne in 1626, renaming the city Fatehpur, before the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb muscled on in and made it his capital in 1653. At his behest, the impressive city walls and gates were raised in 1682 to resist persistent Maratha assaults. Following his death in 1707, the city was renamed in his honour and again changed hands. The new rulers, the Nizams of Hyderabad, somehow beat off the advances of the Marathas for some 250 years, until the city finally merged with Maharashtra in 1956.

Aurangabad Facts

• Area 138.5 sq. km
• Population 5,73,272
• Altitude 513 m above sea level
• Languages Marathi, Hindi and Urdu
• Best Time to Visit November-February
• STD Code 0240

Tourist Attractions in Aurangabad

Aurangabad attracts tourist’s attention because of its famous historical & religious architectural monuments & sites. The city has numerous gardens offering a comfortable stay in the town. The locally produced traditional textiles & handicraft are also reknowned items. The Aurangabad caves & Bibi-Ka-Maqbara offer an architectural creativity matched only by a only a few in the country belonging to Mughal period.

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