Aurangabad is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Aurangabad one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Aurangabad is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Aurangabad or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Aurangabad. Explore the historical monuments of Aurangabad with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Aurangabad guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Aurangabad page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Aurangabad landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Aurangabad.
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Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad- 431117, Maharashtra, India
09:00 am - 05:30 pm
It is located just a few kilometers away from Jalagaon city on one side and Aurangabad city on the other. There are 30 caves here and among these a few caves are Buddhist shrines. These were discovered around the early part of the 19th century for the basic purpose of serving as resting and praying places for the Buddhist saints called bodhisattvas...
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Ellora Caves, Aurangabad- 431102, Maharashtra.
09:00 am - 05:30 pm
The Ellora Caves in Maharashtra are the finest examples of rock cut architecture in India. It is a World Heritage Site as designated by the UNESCO. These caves are known for Hindu, Buddhist and Jain cave temples. These were built during the 6th and the 9th centuries during the rule of the Kalachri, Chalukya and the Rashtrakula dynasties. It is a co...
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Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad- 431001, Maharashtra, India
08:00 am - 08:00 pm
Bibi Ka Maqbara means the Lady’s Tomb. It was built by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurungzeb in the memory of his late wife Dilras Banu Begum who was also known as Rabia-ud-Durami. It is a smaller form replica of the beautiful Taj Mahal built by his father Shah Jahan for his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal.
The mausoleum is built in a Charbagh style ...
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Daulatabad, Aurangabad- 431001, Maharashtra, India.
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
This is a majestic fort that was built in the 14th century. The name means ‘Abode of Wealth’. It was one of the most powerful forts of its time. The fort stands on a high conical hill and is surrounded by steep hills on all the sides. It is also known that apart from the natural protection, the walls of the fort were also made of severa...
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Aurangabad caves, Aurangabad- 431001, Maharashtra, India.
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Aurangzeb Caves is a collection of 12 artificial caves in a stretch adjoining the Bibi Ka Maqbara. These are all Buddhist shrines made of soft basalt rock during the 6th and 7th centuries. These caves are divided into three groups according to the location. The sculptures and art of these caves is the peak of excellence in the field of classica...
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Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad- 431001, Maharashtra, India.
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
This building is situated in the suburbs of Aurangabad. The name is derived from the fact that this palace was decorated with paintings of gold, which have all disappeared now. This was the residence of the king of Ichha who helped Aurangzeb to conquer Dakhan. This majestic palace, built is a Rajput Style had cut plaster and five lion decoration li...
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Old City, Khuldabad, Maharashtra 431101, India
The Tomb of Aurangzeb is a very revered place in Aurangabad. It was known as Rauza, meaning paradise. The reason for such a title is not because it is the tomb of the emperor. It is so called because it is where you find the tombs of many great Sufi saints of the Mughal Era. This is a World Heritage site and thus is extremely well maintained. It is...
The Damri Mahal was built in Aurangabad during the reign of the Mughal Empire and it was a gift of Damri to the city. It is said that all the craftsmen and artisans had to contribute at least a minimum amount in the construction process of the Damri Mahal. It is a beautiful palace with a combination of Jodhpuri and Mughal styles of architecture. It...