A city in Maharashtra named after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, Aurangabad
is a hub of tourism, being surrounded by several historical monuments. Aurangabad
is called The City of Gates, and a drive through the city truly justifies the name. It hosts the administrative headquarters of the Aurangabad
Division or Marathwada region, and is often touted as the tourism capital of Maharashtra. One of the largest cities in India, Aurangabad
has in recent times emerged as a prominent location for information technology and manufacturing. It is also a trade route that connects Northwest India to the ports and seas of the Deccan.
National Highway-211 from Dhule
passes through Aurangabad
. This city offers smooth road connectivity to Jalna
, and the route is currently undergoing an upgrade that will transform it into a four-lane road of the national highway standards. It is also witnessing the development of a new Nagpur
When it comes to rail transport, Aurangabad
boasts excellent connectivity to various locations, with a project in the pipeline for the Solapur
route that is proposed to connect the city with the northern and southern parts of India. The fastest train connecting Aurangabad
is the Aurangabad
Jan Shatabdi Express. Aurangabad
has also been chosen as one of the cities to be developed under the Centres Smart Cities Mission which will lead to an even better infrastructure here in the future. A cricket stadium matching international standards is also being constructed in place of the Aurangabad
District Cricket Association stadium.
The price of plots is set to witness an upward trend in the near future, mainly as the city is to be developed as a smart city. The real estate market here is suited for the middle income group, with the abundance of affordable flats. These apartments belong to communities that are well equipped with amenities like swimming pool, gymnasium, etc. The best property locations in the city include Beed
Being a historical city, Aurangabad
draws tourists and surveyors from all over the world. The prime tourist attractions in the vicinity include Bibi Ka Maqbara, Daulatabad Fort, Ellora & Ajanta Caves, Panchakki, the 52 gateways, Aurangabad
Caves, Salim Ali Lake & Bird Sanctuary, and Tomb of Aurangzeb, besides a few others. Among these, the Ajanta & Ellora Caves and Bibi Ka Maqbara are recognized as Unesco World Heritage sites. There are numerous colleges and universities in Aurangabad
, which is one of the fastest-developing cities in Asia. A number of prominent hospitals serve this city and it has its greenest area in the form of the Aurangabad
Cantonment, which also takes pride in a nine-hole golf course. The culture, cuisine, language, and other key aspects of lifestyle here show a significant influence of Hyderabad
. When it comes to local arts, Paithani textiles is a thing to be proud of. The city is also famous for Mashru and Himroo fabrics, made from cotton and silk but with the lustre of satin.