Aurangabad is the Head Quarters of the District and also the Marathwada Division. It is situated on the Kham River in the northern part of the state of Maharashtra, in the western region of India. The city stands in Dundhna Valley between the Lakenvara range on the north and the Satara hills on the south.
Aurangabad which means "Built by the Throne" was named after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.
Bibi Ka Maqbara, Panchakki, Aurangabad Gates, Aurangabad Caves, Quila-E-Ark, Kali Masjid, Jumma Masjid, Shahganj Masjid, Chowk Masjid, Salim Ali Lake & Bird Sanctuary, Daulatabad Fort, Ajanta & Ellora caves, etc.
In the heart of Maharashtra state lies the historic city of Aurangabad. The city of Aurangabad actually named Khirki the dusty village was given to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb to make it his capital later rechristened as Aurangabad. The seat of Mughal emperor has contributed to it many architectural wonders. The rambling forts and the sun bleaching shrines, the age - pocked walls of the city erected by the Aurangzeb all narrate the story of prodigious history.
Though famous to be the gateway to the world-famous caves Ajanta and Elloras, Aurangabad too reserves jewel in its womb. As you embark through the ancient monuments and caves of the city, the finest of memories automatically starts to generate in your mind. The city with the rich medieval heritage has too much to offer to its tourists from historical monuments, religious places, royal gardens and its art and craft, all of national importance.
Pune is 300 kms.