Aurangabad meaning "Built by the Throne", named after Mughal Emperor
is a city in Maharashtra, India. The city is a tourist hub, surrounded
with many historical monuments including Ajanta and Ellora World
heritage sites. This district center is the administrative headquarter
of Aurangabad Division, or Marathwada region.
Aurangabad contributes one seat to the Lok Sabha. The seat is
currently held by Mr. Chandrakant Khaire, MP of the Shiv Sena party.
And Two seats for Assembly, Aurangabad West (Cogress I) and Aurangabad
East (National Congress Party).
Judiciary Aurangabad is a bench of the Bombay High Court. Which is
situated on Jalna Road, Aurangabad .(Ref:more information look at High
Courts of India, Bombay High Court) There is also District and
Sessions Court At Aurangabad. There is also Civil Judge Junior
Division (CJSD) & CJ senior Division(CJSD). The Aurangabad District &
sessions Court, is more than 100 years old.
of Aurangabad City
- Jubilee Park
- Roshan Gate
- Begum Pura
- Town Hall
- Rauza Buagh
- Himayat Buagh
- Kat Kat Gate
- Paithan Gate
- Kirad Pura
- Baiji Pura
- Buddi Lane and
- CIDCO city
- Jawahar Colony
- Aurangpura &
- Shah Ganj
- Cheli Pura
- Lota Karanja
- Moti Karanja
- Saadat Nagar
- Shah Bazar
- Raja Bazar
- Shah Noor
- Shivaji Nagar
- Satara Parisar
- Bajaj Nagar &
- Shendra MIDC
- Pandharpur &
- Kanchan Wadi
- Mukund Wadi
- Nakshatra Wadi
- HUDCO & Harsul
- Silk Mills
Besides world heritage monuments of
offers the Aurangabad Caves, Pithalkhora Caves, Paithan, Daulatabad (Deogiri
Fort) and Bibi-Ka-Maqbara as the district is rich in monuments,
historical and religious, of National importance. Hence, it deserves
the epithet as Tourist District of India.
Malik Ambar or Malik
Anbar (1549-1626) was an Ethiopian born in Harar, sold as a child by
his parents due to poverty who would eventually come to rule large
portions of India. He eventually arrived in India, where he was
educated and given opportunities, but he remained a slave.
Nevertheless in time he created an independent army that had up to
1500 men. This army resided in the Deccan region and was hired by many
local kings. He also founded the city of Aurangabad Maharashtra on
the site of a previous village. He eventually rose to become a very
popular Prime Minister of Ahmadnagar, showing his administrative
acumen in various fields.
a village named Kirki (Khadki) where the city stands today. According
historians, the city was founded in 1610 by Malik Ambar. Malik Ambar
was the Prime Minister of Murtaza Nizam Shah II of Ahmednagar, the
then ruler of the Deccan (central parts of Southern India). It is
widely believed that city took shape between 1604 and 1610 under Malik
Ambar's rule. Initially, it was named Fatehpura (city of Victory),
probably after Malik's son Fateh Khan.
Textiles, embroidered finery and various kinds of beads made in nearby
Paithan were exported to the markets of Greece, Rome and Egypt.
In 1634, Aurangzeb was sent to Kirki as Governor of Deccan. In 1644,
he moved to Agra to play an active role in Mughal politics.
In 1681, the city again became the residence of Aurangzeb, who had now
become Mughal Emperor. He used the city as a base for his campaigns to
conquer the last remaining Deccan sultanates until his death in 1707
AD. The modern name of the city was probably taken during his period.
Aurangzeb's tomb is situated at Khultabad, a small town near the city.
Ajanta stone engraved sculpture and paintings Caves. A world heritage
Ajanta Visitor Center Under construction, Located at T Junction
Fardapur: Designed as a tribute to the Ajanta Caves, AVC would consist
of four cave replicas (1,2,16 1nd 17). Static, electronic and
interactive museums would orient, guide and create a virtually real
experience for the visitors to understand the original paintings and
stories. Ambience of the Center (almost hidden in the rocky terrain)
would simulate a sense of discovery to the visitors, especially
Ellora stone engraved sculptures. A world heritage monument.
The Bibi Ka Maqbara. A replica of the Taj Mahal
Salim Ali Lake at Dilli
Gate named after Dr. Salim Ali
Lonar - a natural lake formed by meteorite impact (Near Mehekar) -
150 km from Aurangabad
Sant Dnyaneshwar garden, Paithan
Jayakwadi dam bird sanctuary: home for migratory birds from Siberia
Gautala wildlife park and bird sanctury
Aurangabad is a religious place and according to sufism concepts
Aurangabad and Khuldabad are the centers for Islamic Education and
Dargah Places.Many Sufis used to stay in Khuldabad for prayers before
Ghrishneshwar A Hindu shiva Temple. One of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines.
Bhadra Maruti Temple.