Top 12 Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Aurangabad

Aurangabad is a favourite tourist destination because of its proximity to the Ajanta and Ellora caves,famous historical monuments and Devgiri Fort. The city is a tourism hub and also known as the tourism capital of Maharashtra. Aurangabad city is titled as The City of Gates for 52 big gateways built during Mughal era but only few main gates have survived.

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga


Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga temple is located 30 km from Aurangabad and is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva mentioned in the Shiva Purana. Grishneshwar is an ancient pilgrimage site and this famous pilgrim places of Lord Shiva is located at a village called Verul.

Bhadra Maruti Temple

Bhadra Maruti Temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman,located at Khuldabad near Aurangabad. Hindu deity Hanuman is portrayed in a sleeping posture and the temple is considered one of the tourist attractions near Aurangabad.

Ajanta Ellora Caves


The rock-cut caves of Ajanta and Ellora are the major tourist attraction of the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, known for Hindu, Buddhist and Jain cave temples. Maharashtra state is home to the largest number of caves in India and Aurangabad has the two of the monumental caves which are world heritage sites.

Bibi Ka Maqbara


Bibi Ka Maqbara also known as mini Taj Mahal is a mausoleum with quadrilateral garden and in the form of a hexagon. The mausoleum is the tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb’s wife, Rabia Durani, It is also known as the second Taj Mahal in India.

Daulatabad Fort


Devagiri Daulatabad Fort is one the most powerful forts of Maharashtra, stands on a conical hill with a height of over 600 ft. Daulatabad Fort is located at a distance of 15 km northwest of Aurangabad. The fort also has one of the tallest minar in India.

Bani Begum Garden

Bani Begum Garden is actually the tomb of Bani Begam, known for its lush green garden type appearance and built in Mughal style of architecture. The quadrangular garden is one of the famous places to visit in Aurangabad.

Big Gates


Aurangabad is known as city of gates becuase of 52 gates built at the every entrance in the city. Out of the 52 big gates only few have survived till today,the most famous, oldest and biggest of them is the Bhadkal Gate.

Naukhanda Palace

Naukhanda Palace is a massive monument built by Malik Ambar, located within the city of Aurangabad. The Palace is has nine apartments with a garden and a cistern.



Panchakki is a water mill designed to generate energy via water in Aurangabad. Water millis a major attraction of Aurangabad,its name from the ancient hydromil and considered a marvel of engineering.

Himayat Baugh

Himayat Baugh is a naturally green Mughal type garden pread over 300 acres, located near Delhi Gate area of Aurangabad. Because of its lush greenery and cool environment,Himayat Bagh is one of the major tourist attraction in the city of Aurangabad.

Aurangabad Caves


Aurangabad caves are 12 rock-cut Buddhist shrine located on a hill near Bibi-ka-Maqbara in Aurangabad. The cave temples of Aurangabad are a prime destination of historic importance.

Salim Ali Lake


Salim Ali Sarovar lake is popularly known as Salim Ali Talab is located in the northern part of the city near Delhi Gate Aurangabad. The lake is renamed after naturalist Salim Ali and also known as birdman of India, its surrounding is rare and rich biodiversity spot and declare as bird sanctuary.