Top Historical Places in Aurangabad

Are you looking to explore the history of Aurangabad through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Aurangabad including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Aurangabad. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Aurangabad ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Aurangabad, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Aurangabad for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Aurangabad with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Ajanta Caves

    4.6 (668 Votes)
    Ajanta Caves

    Religious Site, Outdoors, Cave, Ancient Ruin

    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. Research says the caves were built in the 2nd...Read more
  2. Ellora Caves

    4.6 (584 Votes)
    Ellora Caves

    Outdoors, Cave, Historical Site, Architecture

    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 collection of 34 caves cut out from the straight ...Read more
  3. Bibi Ka Maqbara

    Historical Site, Monument, Architecture

    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 with entrances on three sides. It is built on a...Read more
  4. Daulatabad Fort

    Outdoors, View Point, Ancient Ruin, Adventure

    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 several layers to make it even more difficult for att...Read more
  5. Aurangabad Caves

    4.4 (524 Votes)
    Aurangabad Caves

    Cave, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    The Aurangabad 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 classical art of India and can be compared to the...Read more
  6. Soneri Mahal

    Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    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 like gleaming mirrors. The grandeur is long lost....Read more
  7. Tomb Of Aurangzeb

    4.4 (422 Votes)
    Tomb Of Aurangzeb

    Historical Site, Tomb

    In the old city of Khuldabad lays the tomb of the last Mughal Emperor – Aurangzeb. His sleeping place is an unmarked grave in the complex of Sheikh Zainuddin. The place is quite significant in the history. Aurangzeb, who was the sixth and last ruler of Mughal empire ruled the place for many years and after his death in 1707 was buried here which was the abode of his spiritual guru- Sheikh...Read more
  8. Damri Mahal Image

    Historical Site, Memorial, Palace

    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 has as many as ten rooms and the striking fact...Read more
  9. Killa Arak

    Garden, Historical Site, Monument, Fort