Travel to Aurangabad

On the off chance that you are heading for the World legacy destinations of Ajanta and Ellora then you will think that it helpful to make a trip to Aurangabad and make it the base for your excursion.
Travel to Aurangabad
The Ajanta and Ellora hollow sanctuaries are a historic point being developed of Buddhism in India. The wall paintings and frescoes are the intriguing aesthetic legacy safeguarded in these 2000 year old caverns.

How to Reach Aurangabad
It is easy to reach Aurangabad, the historic city of Maharashtra and the gateway to the world famous tourist attractions of Ajanta-Ellora.

By Air

Aurangabad airport is conveniently located 10km from the city and has direct flights to and from Delhi and Mumbai.

By Rail

Aurangabad is well connected to Mumbai and other cities. There are two trains that depart daily from Mumbai, the Tapovan Express and the Devgiri Express is an overnight train.

By Road

There are several luxury and state run bus services that ply between Mumbai and Aurangabad and the Ajanta/Ellora Caves

Places to See in Aurangabad

Bibi Ka Maqbara
The tomb of Rabia Durani, wife of Emperor Aurangazeb is an excellent example of Persian architecture.
Bibi Ka Maqbara
It is reminiscent of the Taj Mahal though less ornamental.

Panchakki
A watermill dating back to the pre-mughal period, which was used to operate large grain grinding stones, which served as flourmills, is an example of the engineering marvel of the 17-century.
Panchakki
  
Aurangabad caves
Aurangabad caves
Which lie 3km north of Aurangabad, were excavated out of a south-facing hillside between 3 and 11 century and belong to the Buddhist era.

Ajanta and Ellora Caves
Tourist attractions in Aurangabad that have made it to the list of World heritage sites are the Ajanta and Ellora caves. The Ajanta and Ellora cave shrines cut out of rock, by hand, rank amongst the most outstanding historical tourist attractions in India. It is believed that, originally, Buddhist monks sought shelter in these natural grottos during monsoons and began decorating them with religious motifs to help pass the rainy season.
Ajanta and Ellora Caves
Later they taught and performed rituals in these caves, which became their Chaityas (temples) and Viharas (living quarters), the ancient seats of learning, and centers of the Buddhist cultural movement. Using simple tools like hammer and chisel, the monks carved out the impressive figures adorning the walls of these structures, depicting the story of Buddhism, spanning the period from 200 BC to 650 AD.

Museums in Aurangabad
The History Museum of Marathwada University has excavated material of Sathavahana dynasty in the form of sculptures from Marathwad region, miniature paintings of Maratha, Rajput, Mughal and company paintings of East India Company periods.
Museums in Aurangabad
The State Archaeology Museum displays sculptures and broken panels from archaeological sites in Paithan.

Shopping in Aurangabad
Shopping in Aurangabad is fascinating as the region is rich in the art and culture of several communities. Aurangabad is known for :

Fabric -The beauty of Paithani silk sarees is legendary .So also the beautifully woven silk Himru and Mashru shawls, of which Himru is an age-old weaving craft of Aurangabad with a blending of cotton and silk. which gives a feel of satin.
Shopping in Aurangabad
Silver- Aurangabad is also known for its bidriware, the intricate silver inlay craft which was once patronized by the Mughals.
Semi-precious stones- One can find a wide display of jewellery made of semiprecious stones and decorative pieces in Auranagabad.Agate in particular is available in a variety of forms and shades.

Hotels in Aurangabad

Budget Hotels

  • A S Hotel Sports Club
    Address : 6 K.M. Stone, Nagar Road, Waluj
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431133
    Phone No. : 0240-2554771, 2554772, 2554774, 2554773
    Fax No. : 0240-2554775
    Email ID : as_club@dataone.in
    Website : www.asclub-hotel.com
    Type : Budget
    Rooms in Hotel : 29
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 2100
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 1300
  • Hotel Oberoi
    Address : Near Osmanpura Circle,�Opposite Bharat Petroleum Pump, Station Road
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431005
    Phone No. : 0240-2323841, 8698000333
    Email ID : hoteloberoi.abhi@gmail.com
    Website : www.hoteloberoi.in
    Type : Budget
    Rooms in Hotel : 24
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 1500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 700
  • Hotel Panchavati
    Address : Padampura, Station Road
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431005
    Phone No. : 0240-2328755, 2338124
    Email ID : abhi.awargaonkar@gmail.com
    Website : www.hotelpanchavati.com
    Type : Budget
    Rooms in Hotel : 27
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 1000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 700
  • Hotel Preetam
    Address : Near Railway Station, Main Road
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431005
    Phone No. : 0240-2350446, 6456665
    Email ID : hotelpreetam@gmail.com
    Website : www.hotelpreetamaurangabad.com
    Type : Budget
    Rooms in Hotel : 24
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 1200
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 700
  • Hotel Regal Plaza
    Address : Bansilal Nagar, Station Road, Near R.T.O. Office
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431005
    Phone No. : 0240-2329322, 2345578
    Email ID : abhi.hotels@gmail.com
    Website : www.hotelregalplaza.com
    Type : Budget
    Rooms in Hotel : 27
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 1000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 700

1 Star Hotels

  • Hotel Raviraj
    Address : Dr. Rajendra Prasad Marg, Court Road
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431001
    Phone No. : 0240-2352124
    Fax No. : 0240-2330793
    Website : www.ravirajhotel.com
    Type : 1 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 38
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 2000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 1000

2 Star Hotels

  • Hotel Sparkling Pearl
    Address : Near CIDCO Bus Stand, Close to Fame Cinemas, Jalgaon Road
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431003
    Phone No. : 0240-2482019, 7276678787
    Email ID : info@hotelsparklingpearl.com
    Website : www.hotelsparklingpearl.com
    Type : 2 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 23
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 1600
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 1000
  • Hotel Girnar
    Address : Girnar Complex, Near LIC, Adalat Road
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431005
    Phone No. : 0240-2337368, 8308005600
    Fax No. : 0240-2337368
    Email ID : booking@hotelgirnar.com
    Website : www.hotelgirnar.com
    Type : 2 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 19
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 2500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 1300
  • MTDC Holiday Resort
    Address : Station Road
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431001
    Phone No. : 0240-2343169, 2331198
    Fax No. : 0240-2334259
    Email ID : reservation@maharashtratourism.gov.in
    Website : www.maharashtratourism.gov.in
    Type : 2 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 40
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 2500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 1500

3 Star Hotels

  • Amarpreet Hotel
    Address : Amarpreet Chowk, Jalna Road
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431001
    Phone No. : 0240-2332521, 2332522, 2332523
    Email ID : sales@amarpreethotel.com
    Website : www.amarpreethotel.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 30
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 5500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2000
  • Lemon Tree Hotel Aurangabad
    Address : R 7/2, Chikalthana, Airport Road
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431210
    Phone No. : 0240-6603030
    Email ID : hi.ar@lemontreehotels.com
    Website : www.lemontreehotels.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 102
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 7000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 4000
  • Welcomhotel Rama International
    Address : R-3, Chikalthana
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431210
    Phone No. : 0240-6634141
    Fax No. : 0240-6628720
    Email ID : reservations@welcomhotelrama.com
    Website : www.welcomhotelrama.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 132
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 7500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 3500
  • Keys Hotel The Aures
    Address : Kranti Chowk, Near Mitsubishi Showroom, Padampura
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431005
    Phone No. : 0240-6654000
    Fax No. : 0240-6654040
    Website : www.keyshotels.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 62
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 5000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 3000
  • Hotel Avon International
    Address : NH-211, Opposite PVR Multiplex Mukundwadi, Jalna Road
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431003
    Phone No. : 0240-2470535, 36, 37, 38
    Email ID : info@hotelavoninternational.com
    Website : www.hotelavoninternational.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 36
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 4700
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 1700
  • Hotel Admiral Suites
    Address : A. P. Heights, Behind Gopal Cultural Hall, Osmanpura
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431015
    Phone No. : 9096713333, 7387755222
    Email ID : booking@admiralsuites.in
    Website : www.admiralsuites.in
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 21
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 2800
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2200
  • Gymkhana Club Hotel
    Address : Next To PVR Cinema
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431001
    Phone No. : 9422707254, 8275092303
    Email ID : sales@agcindia.com
    Website : www.agcindia.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 72
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 5000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2500
  • Hotel Windsor Castle
    Address : Town Center, Jalgaon Road, CIDCO
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431003
    Phone No. : 0240-2484818, 2484177, 2486011
    Fax No. : 0240-2488250
    Email ID : info@hotelwindsorcastle.com
    Website : www.hotelwindsorcastle.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 122
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 6500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 3100
  • Hotel Atithi
    Address : Seven Hills, Jalna Road
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431001
    Phone No. : 0240-2482953, 6625771, 72, 73
    Email ID : info@hotelatithiaurangabad.com
    Website : www.hotelatithiaurangabad.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 53
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 4000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2400

4 Star Hotels

  • Hotel Vits
    Address : Railway Station Road
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431005
    Phone No. : 0240-2350701, 60017555
    Fax No. : 0240-2350700
    Email ID : resvaurangabad@vitshotels.com
    Website : www.vitshotelaurangabad.com
    Type : 4 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 92
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 8500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 6500

5 Star Hotels

  • Ambassador Ajanta
    Address : Jalna Road, CIDCO
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431003
    Phone No. : 0240-2485211
    Fax No. : 0240-484367
    Email ID : ajanta@ambassadorindia.com
    Website : www.ambassadorindia.com
    Type : 5 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 92
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 15000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 5000
  • Taj Residency
    Address : 8 - N - 12 , CIDCO, Rauza Bagh
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431003
    Phone No. : 0240-6613737
    Fax No. : 0240-6613939
    Email ID : residency.aurangabad@tajhotels.com
    Website : www.tajhotels.com
    Type : 5 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 66
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 30000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 4500
  • The Meadows
    Address : Gat No. 135 & 136, Village Mitmita
    City : Aurangabad
    State : Maharashtra
    Pin Code : 431002
    Phone No. : 0240-2677412
    Fax No. : 0240-2677416
    Email ID : reservations@themeadowsresort.com
    Website : www.themeadowsresort.com
    Type : 5 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 48
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 16000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 5000
Tourist Map of Aurangabad

Aurangabad Tourist Map