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Aurangabad is a city with about 1 million inhabitants in the north part of Maharashtra. It is a dusty city with lots of traffic, but it is anyway a good base for exploring the caves in Ajanta and Ellora and the fort in Daulatabad.

Daulatabad was founded in 1610 and the city got its name from the Moghal Emperor Aurangazeb who made it his capital in 1653. Aurangabad is supposed to mean Built by the throne. But in 1763 the capital was moved to Hyderabad and the glory of Aurangabad was diminished significantly.

It is easy to reach Aurangabad. There is an airport and a railway station ( I left by plane and arrived by train from Mumbai). And many major roads lead to Aurangabad.

  • Last visit to Aurangabad: Jun 2010
  • Intro Updated Oct 1, 2010
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  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2012 at 5:57 AM

    As usual great tips , they are helping me o prepare our next travel to India
    I have been with Redang ibpn Madrid and he wascommenting me about your travel to India
    Regards

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Dec 20, 2012 at 6:13 AM

      Thank you Juan! I'm glad to hear that Santi commented on my India trip. I actually met Santi and his friend in Uppsala just the day after I came back from India.

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2010 at 8:41 AM

    Another great page, Malena. Your tour through the tunnel with a fire-torch sounds especially exciting. After that, you definitely deserved some delicious Malai Kofta and butter nan. Cheers, Bill

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2010 at 3:41 AM

    Another amazing page from an amazing woman. You are awesome Malena and for that reason I was the one who nominated you "The Adventurist" for the VT Barney Awards.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2010 at 9:07 AM

    A very enjoyable read, especially your visit to the fort. And very thorough transportation tips as always.

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2010 at 12:23 AM

    Excellent page, as usual!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Malena, amazing history and beautiful photos of Daulatabad Fort! The tips on the 'Fort Breaking Cannon' and the Dark Passage are very interesting. It sounds like you have to be an expert to figure out Transportation in India!

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    Excellent page, Malena! I well remember auto-rickshaws and bicycle-rickshaws and mess they were doing on streets all over India when I was there last year.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2010 at 9:53 AM

    Another very interesting page from your trip to India. Fine photos of the Daulatabad Fort in your tips and travelogues!

  • calcaf38's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    Very solid and compelling page - as always. Thank you for looking at my various Ecuador pages. Have a great trip there.

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    As always fantastic transit tips, Malena and love the off the beaten path shots. But what you really have me in the mood for now is a curry!

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