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Aurangabad: General information about the city for the tourists!
The Deccan city of Aurangabad is a convenient base for visiting its ancient environs. It is accessible by air, rail and road from Bombay and Delhi.
Aurangabad airport is 10 kms from the city and is airlinked directly to Delhi and Bombay.
On South central Railway Aurangabad is 375 kms from Bombay and on Central Railway is 1395 kms from Delhi.
Bombay - Aurangabad is around 400 kms. Delhi - Aurangabad is 1323 kms. State Transport buses run from Bombay, Pune, ahmednagar, Jalgaon, Shirdi, Nashik and Dhule. Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) operates daily bus services and conducted tours from Bombay to Aurangabad by luxury coach.
MTDC and MSRTC buses operate to Ajanta, Ellora and other places of tourist interest. Taxis, Autorickshaws and buses can be hired from local operators.
Where to stay:
The MTDC Resort near Aurangabad Railway station, the ajanta Travellers Lodge at the caves, the MTDC Resort at Fardapur (1.5 Kms from Ajanta) and the MTDC Resort at Jayakwadi (Paithan) provide clean and comfortable accomodation. There are several other hotels to suit every budget.
Aurangabad is famous for its Himroo shawls, Mashru and Kimkhab weaves, Bidri-ware, agate stones and Paithini silk sarees.
The best time to visit Aurangabad is October to March. These are cooler months and max. temp is 34degrees while the min. is 12 degrees.
In summer, from April to June, the temperature ranges from Max. of 39 degrees to min. 22 degrees. Auranagabad is very Picturesque in the monsoons(June-Sept) and records a rainfall of 800 mm. during the season.
Cool cottons in summers and a light cardigan in winters.
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