Welcome to Aurangabad Magic, the best way to explore Aurangabad and surrounds.
What to see in Aurangabad:
- Ancient Indian sites:
The Deccan region has been inhabited since the Early Bronze Age. In the 3rd century BC, during the reign of the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, Buddhism made its appearance in the Deccan. From the 2nd century BC onwards, cave excavations began in the area, resulting not only in the glorious World Heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora, but also in hundreds of other caves. You can begin your exploration with a visit to Ajanta (3rd century BC to 6th century AD) and Ellora (6th century AD to 13th century AD). While Ajanta is Buddhist, Ellora is home to multiple religions – Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism.
- Medieval Indian sites (8th to 18th century):
In the 12th century AD, the Hindu Yadavas built a strong fortification at Deogiri. Deogiri fell to the Muslim Delhi Sultanate – first to the Khiljis and then to the Tughlaks. Mohammed bin Tughlak renamed it Daulatabad in 1327. The fortress of Daulatabad is known for its intelligent design and is perhaps the most impressive defensive fortification in India. Apart from Daulatabad, you should drive through the city of Aurangabad to see some of its famous gates, visit the Bibi ka Makbara, and Panchakki.
If you are spending more than a couple of days in Aurangabad, you can also visit the 17th century temple at Grishneshwar, the Aurangabad Caves, and the tombs at Khuldabad.
Longer road trips in Maharashtra:
Aurangabad can be combined into longer itineraries with Nashik, Shirdi, Pune and Mumbai. You can also add other places in Maharashtra - hill stations in the Western Ghats, beach resorts, sea forts and so on.
How to book a tour:
Please review the tours listed on the menu and see what interests you. To book a tour, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Deepa at +91 9867707414.