Aurangabad is a city in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India. Aurangabad (meaning “Built by the Throne”) is named after the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The city is a tourist hub, surrounded with many historical monuments, including the Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as Bibi Ka Maqbara.
The administrative headquarters of the Aurangabad Division or Marathwada region, Aurangabad is said to be a City of Gates and the strong presence of these can be felt as one drives through the city. Recently, Aurangabad has been declared as Tourism Capital of Maharashtra. It is also one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Aurangabad houses the very popular Prozone Mall which is the first largest horizontally designed shopping mall in India. It is the only G+1 mall in India which has ushered the concept of modern retailing in the entire Marathwada region.
Nirala Bazar is situated in the western part of the city; many branded show rooms are located here.
Connaught Place is located in eastern part in Aurangabad CIDCO and together with Nirala Bazar forms the new and upcoming shopping districts of the city. They also boast of many restaurants and eateries.
Aurangpura situated in the old city and together with Gulmandi & City Chowk forms the old shopping districts of the city. These places are good for shopping of readymade cloths and shoes and have few branded showrooms.
City Chowk as its name suggest, is the chowk (center) of the city, and near the chowk is Buddi Lane known for spicy and delicious foods. Shah Gunj has a big fruit and vegetables market in the city. It also has a large market for agricultural equipment.
Prozone Mallin CIDCO is the largest and the only mall in the entire Marathwada region sprawling an area of 1 million square feet. It has an exciting mix of national and internationally renowned shopping brands like Pantaloons, Westside, Globus, Shoppers stop, Star bazaar, Croma, Blackberrys, Benetton, Pepe Jeans, Jaguar, Nike, Addidas, Reebok, Jashn, Mochi, CCD Nokia etc. It boasts of the most favorite restaurants and eateries which makes it an ideal spot for hang-out and an overall family experience. It is a complete family destination which has something to offer to everyone.
8-N -12, CIDCO, Harsool Road, Rauza Bagh, Aurangabad, MH 431003.
2.Lemon Tree Hotel Aurangabad
near cidco bus stand, Jalgaon Road, Town Centre, CIDCO Cannought, M G M, Aurangabad, MH 431003
3.Aurangabad Gymkhana Club
Plot No. P-60, Airport Road, Mukundwadi Circle, Aurangabad, MH 431001
Government College of Engineering, Railway Station Road, Osmanpura, Aurangabad, MH 431005
5.WelcomHotel Rama International
R-3, Jalna Road, Chikalthana, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Town Center, M G M, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431210
6.Keys Hotel The Aures
P.O. Kranti Chowk, Railway Station Road, Osmanpura Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431005, Bhanudas Sabhahgrah Railway Station Rd, Rachanakar Colony, New Osmanpura, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431005
7.The Manor Hotel
Kranti Chowk, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431001
Amarpreet Chowk, Jalna Road, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, 431001, Maharashtra State Highway 30, Rokda Hanuman Colony, Mondha, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431001
Jalna Rd, Aurangabad, MH 431003
10.Hotel Kohinoor Plaza
New Samarth Nagar, Nirala Bazar, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431001, Samarth Nagar Rd, Samarth Nagar, Aurangabad,
Seven Hills, CIDCO Jalna Road, Aurangabad, MH 431003
Pandit Nehru Marg, Near Govt Milk Diary, Amarpreet Chowk, Jalna Road, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431001
13.Hotel Windsor Castle
Plot No 4, Sector C2 , Town center, CIDCO,Jalgaon Rd, Aurangabad, MH 431003
14.Hotel Janki Executive
Plot No 10, Vidya Nagar, Near 7 Hills Flyover,Jalna Road, Aurangabad, MH 431005
Aurangabad offers a variety of foods and there is a cluster of low budget but excellent restaurants along the Station Road. Local hotels too have restaurants with interesting fare. At Ajanta and Ellora the eateries are limited. Both cave sites have MTDC restaurants and the MTDC resort at Fardapur, the Traveller’s Lodge at Ajanta, and Hotel Kailas have good restaurants.
How To Reach
Aurangabad Airport is an airport serving the city and has connecting flights to Hyderabad, Delhi, Udaipur, Mumbai, Jaipur, Pune, Nagpur. Recently flights were made available to the people travelling to the Hajj pilgrimage.
Aurangabad (station code:AWB) is a station located on the Secunderabad-Manmad section of the Nanded Division of South Central Railway zone of the Indian Railways. Aurangabad has rail connectivity with Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad. It is also connected to Nanded, Parli, Nagpur, Nizamabad, Nasik, Pune, Kurnool, Renigunta, Erode, Madurai, Bhopal, Gwalior, Vadodra, Narsapur.
Aurangabad is well connected by roads with various major cities of Maharashtra and other states. National Highway 211 from Dhule to Solapur passes through the city. Aurangabad has road connectivity to Jalna, Pune, Ahmednagar, Nagpur, Beed, Mumbai and the route is currently being upgraded into four lane road of National Highway standard. A new Nagpur–Aurangabad–Mumbai express highway is also being developed.
The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) and numerous other private bus operators provide bus service connecting the city to all parts of the state. (MSRTC) also operates an intra-city bus service called ‘Aurangabad City Bus’ which connects different parts of the city together along with connecting the city to its nearby suburbs.
List of Multiplexes:
PVR Talkiees, Jalna Road
E-square Abhinay, Near BSNL Office, Mondha
BIG Cinemas Anjali, Khadkeshwar Road
FAME Tapadia, CIDCO
Satyam Cineplexes, Prozone Mall.
List of Single Screen Theaters:
Goldie, Station Road
Nupur, Seven Hill, Jalna Road
Roxy, Paithan Gate
List of popular eat-outs:
KFC Prozone Mall
Dominos Prozone Mall
Subway Prozone Mall
Kailash parbhat Prozone Mall
Kareem’s Prozone Mall
Gelato Vinto Prozone Mall
Cafe Coffee Day Prozone Mall