AURANGABAD TOURIST PLACE
Aurangabad is a historic city in Maharashtra state of India. The city is a Tourist hub, surrounded by many historical monuments, including the Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as Bibi Ka Maqbara and Panchakki. 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. In 2010, the Maharashtra Tourism Minister declared Aurangabad to be the tourism capital of Maharashtra. It is also one of the fastest growing cities in the world. There are numerous fascinating places in Aurangabad city as well as around it. The places which are present in the Aurangabad city are Bibi Ka Maqbara, Panchakki (Watermill), Naukhanada Palace, Himayat Baugh, Salim Ali Lake and Bird Sanctuary, Shahganj Masjid, Kali Masjid,Quila-E-Ark, Sunehari Mahal, Pir Ismail Mausoleum, Chowk Masjid and Aurangabad Caves. Whereas the Attractions like Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Daulatabad, Khultabad, Pitalkhora Caves, Grishneshvar, Jayakwadi Dam, Dnyaneshwar Garden, Gautala Sanctuary, Mhaismal, Kagzipura lie around Aurangabad city. Sharanpur is also getting popularity for adventure tourism situated at 10 km from Aurangabad. The world famous Astronomical Wonder Lonar Crater Lake is situated at distance of 148km from Aurangabad.