Aurangabad is a district of State of Maharashtra and is renowned across the world for its UNESCO World Heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora. One of the biggest tourist attractions of Aurangabad is the "Bibi ka Makbara". It was built in 1678 AD by Azam Shah, son of Begum Rabia Durrani. The central dome rises majestically in perfect symmetry to its neighbouring four minarets. Another must- watch is the Panchakki. An engineering marvel of its time, the Panchakki or water-mill was built by Malik Amber in 1695 AD. The water, channeled from a distant hill was used to power the mill and powder grains for the pilgrims.
UNESCO declared famous World Heritage Sites of Ajanta and Ellora, one of the greatest art treasures of India, find their way through Aurangabad. There is a famous fort at Daulatabad, just outside the city. This was built by the weirdly famous Mohammed-bin Tughlaq, who was also known as the "mad king" who wanted this city to be an alternative capital to Delhi and marched his whole populace forth and back after few years. Both to and fro journeys ended in fiascos, like his new capital city itself, because thousands died on the way to their new found home and back.
Aurangabad is also home to the famous Paithani silk sarees, the intricate silver inlay craft of Bidri and the exquisitely woven Himru and Mashru silk shawls.