Aurangabad is a city and administrative headquarters of Aurangabad. It is the largest city in the Marathwada region. It is located on a hilly upland terrain in the Deccan Traps. with a population of 1,175,116, Aurangabad is the fourth-most populous urban area in Maharashtra. The city is known as the main production center of artistic silk fabrics and cotton textiles.
Bibi Ka Maqbara
Bibi Ka Maqbara is a cenotaph located in Aurangabad. The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb started commissioned work of tomb in 1660 in memory of his first and chief wife Dilras Banu Begum. It is considered as a symbol of the ‘conjugal fidelity’ of Aurangzeb. It bears striking resemblance to Aurangzeb’s mother’s tomb, the Taj Mahal. Aurangzeb was not very interested in architecture, although he started working on Delhi’s small, but magnificent Pearl Mosque. The Bibi Ka Maqbara is the largest structure to which Aurangzeb is credited.
Panchakki is known as the watermill. This monument displays the scientific thought process put in medieval Indian architecture which is located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. It was created to generate energy through water brought down from a spring on a mountain. Adjacent to the Dargah of Sufi saint Baba Shah Musafir, the building is located in a garden near the Mahmud Darwaza and houses a mosque, a madrassa, an office, a minister’s house, and Zana’s house.
The Jama Masjid built in 1612 AD and is located in Aurangabad near the Killa Arrak. It was constructed in 1612 AD very soon after the foundation of Aurangabad in 1610 AD by Malik Amber that’s why It is historically significant. in the year 1692 AD, the mosque was later extended by Aurangzeb. It is the oldest mosque in Aurangabad which is still in good condition.
Grishneshwar also called Ghushmeshwar is one of the jyotirlingas, which is located approximately 30 kilometers north-west of the city of Aurangabad. It is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is referred to in the Shiva Purana. The word Ghrneshwara means “Lord of Compassion“. it is an important pilgrimage site in the Shaivite tradition of Hinduism, considering it as the last or twelfth Jyotirlinga. In the 13th and 14th-century, the structure of the temple was destroyed by the Delhi Sultanate. during the Mughal-Maratha conflict, The temple went through several stages of reconstruction and then was destroyed again. after the fall of the Mughal Empire in the 18th century, under the sponsorship of Queen Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore, It was rebuilt in the current form.