Wednesday, 18 July 2012

ABOUT AURANGABAD

About Aurangabad

Aurangabad city is located on the Northern part of the state of the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city is situated 403 km from Mumbai and is surrounded by Hills on all sides. The city has a rich cultural heritage and is known for its grand medieval monuments. The caves of Ajanta and Ellora, and the Bibi-ka-Maqbara - a replica of Taj Mahal, built by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb as a mausoleum for his wife, bear testimony to the fact. The city is also famous for the cotton and silk textile Industry. Toursitplacesinindia.com is your one stop search on all that you want to know about Aurangabad.

The modern city of Aurangabad which have been revived recently, have over the time replaced clay and mud huts and empty sun-burnt land with spanking buildings, hotels and Industrial Estates. It was once the seat of the Mughal Empire during the Mughal rule and has a good number of Mughal architectural wonders. The city is located on the banks of the Godavari and Tapti Rivers and attracts large number of tourists each year.


FACT FILE
Area10100 square km
Population2897013
Altitude513m
LanguagesMarathi, Hindi, English and Urdu
Best Time to VisitNovember to February
STD Code0240


History
One of the best things about Aurangabad is the cave temples. There are many carved cave temples built by the Buddhists, Jains and Hindus over centuries in and around the city which also bears evidence to the effort made by the Maurya dynasty to spread the religion of Sakyamuni or Buddha. The temples built by the Satvahana and Rashtrakutas are also located here. The Ajanta caves constructed between 200 BC and 600 AD and the Ellora caves constructed in the 7th Century AD add extra charm the city. Some historians believe that the city was founded by Malik Amber, the Prime Minister of the Nizam of Ahmednagar, who was the them ruler of the Deccan. Initially the city was named Fatehpura, but it was probably during the reign of Aurangzeb that the city was named Aurangabad.
Some other places of Historical importance in and around the Aurangabad city includes the Jubilee Park, Osmanpura, Town Hall, Jawahar Colony, HUDCO, and Zaffar gate to name a few. The city contributes one seat in the Indian Lok Sabha and is the bench of the Bombay High Court.

Best Season, Climate and Clothing 
In Aurangabad the seasons based on the month of occurrence are as follow:

Summer: March to May

Winter: October to February

Monsoon: June to September

The average rainfall of the district is 734 mm and the maximum temperature is 45.9? C.

Although Aurangabad has a moderate climate, it is advisable to visit the city during the winters.

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