The Jewel of Ma­ha­rash­tra

Airports India - - AURANGABAD -

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

Bibi-ka-maqbara, Aur­nagabad

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