Aurangabad District - Overview of Aurangabad District and talukas in Maharashtra State

Aurangabad District - Overview of Aurangabad District and talukas in Maharashtra State : Aurangabad district in the Marathwada region in Maharashtra State. This district is called the gateway of Marathwada and is situated in the middle of Maharashtra state. The district is divided into 9 talukas. There are 1362 villages. Aurangabad city is the head quarter of Aurangabad district. Aurangabad district population as per the 2011 census is 3,701,282. Population density is 365 per square kilometre.

Aurangabad District


Overview of Aurangabad District

Aurangabad is located in the Godavari basin and Aurangabad district area is 10,100 square kilometres. Aurangabad has 9 talukas. These are Aurangabad, Sillod, Soegaon, Vaijapur, Gangapur, Paithan, Phulambri, Khultabad and Kannad. Major rivers that pass through the district are Godavari, Purna, Kham and Shivana. Major crops of Aurangabad are cotton, bajra, maize, toor, soghum and wheat.
Aurangabad district shares its borders with Jalna district on east, Nashik district on West, Beed and Ahmadnagar districts in South and Jalgaon district in North.

History of Aurangabad District

The name Aurangabad is derived from the name of Aurangazeb, the Mughal Emperor. Aurangazeb gave the name to this place in 1653. Aurangabad was captured by Hyderabad Nizam in the year 1707 and it was merged into Maharashtra in 1956.


Tourist Places in Aurangabad District

There are many numbers of Tourist Places in Aurangabad district, especially Aurangabad city is the hub of tourism. There are historical monuments, UNESCO world heritage sites, temples, forts etc. Ajanta-Ellora caves are the most popular tourist destination. These are situated in the Aurangabad district and are at a distance of 107 km from Aurangabad city. Ellora caves were built by the Rashtrakuta dynasty in the 5 th and 10 th century and there are 34 caves in it. There are 30 rock cut caves in Ajanta caves. These were built by Satavahanas, Vakataka and Chalukya dynasties. Ellora and Ajanta caves are the UNESCO world heritage sites. Grishneshwar temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines. The temple is within the Ellora caves.

Other places of interest include the Daulatabad fort, Tomb of Aurangazeb, Bibi ke Maqbara, Panchakki, Aurangabad caves, Salim Ali Lade & Bird Sanctuary and others. Aurangabad city is known as the city of gates. Gates are built at every entrance of the city. The oldest among the 52 gates is the Badkal gate built my Malik Ambar. Another popular place in Aurangabad is the replica of Tajmahal which is built by Aurangzeb’s son Prince Azam khan in memory of his mother Dilras Banu Begum. Aurangabad is well connected by railways, roads and airways.


Talukas in Aurangabad District

The district has 9 Talukas they are :

Aurangabad Sillod Soegaon
Vaijapur Gangapur Paithan
Phulambri Kannad Khultabad

Aurangabad District

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