This city is named after Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb. It was called Fatehpur before it took its present name. This city is gateway to the World Heritage Sites of Ajanta and Ellora caves. Developed as a modern city, Aurangabad provides all comforts and modern facilities. Aurangabad is well connected with major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad with air, rail and road. The transport service in the city is quite convinient and taxi, auto and buses are frequently available.
Site seeings at Aurangabad Caves, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Himroo Factory and Panchakki are always worth to be organized. Daulatabad, Ghrishneshwar Temple (one of the twelve Jyotirlingams), Khuldabad Anwa Temple, Pitalkhora Caves, Lonar Crater and Paithan can also be organized as excursions. Soneri Mahal Museum, University Museum and Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum are the three museums in the city, housing art treasures of the region. Aurangabad has a number of art galleries; where one can hang out at the evenings and have a look at the exhibitions going on there.
It is the festival of classical dance and music under the backdrops of the Ellora Caves. The festival showcases best talents from across India. Maharashtra government under the flagship of MTDC organizes the festival every year in the month of March.