The city of Aurangabad is known for its medieval monuments and cultural heritage. It was the seat of the Mughal Empire for a short period. The city boasts of Bibi-ka-Makbara, a tomb that has some resemblance to the Taj Mahal. The importance of Aurangabad is great, because of its proximity to world heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora. These sites have Buddhist, Jain and Hindu. Aurangabad is also famous for its silk and cotton fabrics.

Aurangabad city is located in the northern part of the state of Maharashtra in western India. It is 375 km from Mumbai (Bombay). The city is surrounded by hills. Weather in Aurangabad is temperate with mild winters (November to February) and summers (April-June). This region has good monsoon rains in south-west from June to September. Kham River crosses the city of Aurangabad.

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