The Jewel of Maharashtra
Aurangabad, a city of opportunities has a rich cultural and manmade heritage which attracts a multitude of Indian and foreign visitors alike. A city with massive industrialization, it has been named after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The city is a tourism hub, where tourism thrives on excellence and innovation. It is surrounded by many historical monuments, including the Ajanta and the Ellora Caves, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as Bibi ka Maqbara, Panchakki, Aurangabad and Pitalkhora caves, Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga temple, Shirdi Sansthanam, Shani Shignapur among many others. Aurangabad is titled “The City of Gates” and the strong presence of these gates can be felt as one drives through the city. Recently, Aurangabad was declared “Tourism Capital of Maharashtra’. The city is surrounded by hills in all direction thus ensuring pleasant weather from July to March.
Aurangabad is the only district in the country having 5 industrial areas i.e. Shendra, Chikalthana, Waluj, Paithan and Railway station MIDC. Recently the mega industrial project Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor has started and AURIC smart city is being developed here. In ancient period, the city was a major silk and cotton textile production centre which included production of world famous Paithani sarees and silk which were then