Aurangabad city was intially named as 'Khadaki'. Later Mugal Empeior Aurangzeb came here and it was christened as "Aurangabad" implying Aurangzeb's name Aurangzeb entered sothern regions of the India from this city.
Not only Aurangabad is rich due to its historical importance but also due to its art. Hiruru and Kinkhab arts are originated from this place.
For 25 years prior to his death, Aurangzeb stayed in Aurangabad- Doulatabad area. You can say, that this Mugal Emperior had vowed to sestroy thewholr Maratha empior, and he breathed his last in Maratha land.
Shahajahan buit tajmahal in memorry of Mumtaj at Agra. The Teplica and Taj Mahal can be seen in monument call "Bibi-ka-maqbara". The favourite queen of Aurangzeb- Rabiya Durani died at the Aurangabad. In her memory, he and Aurangzeb's son built this Taj Mahal of south. Most of the Marathi worker were employed for building this monuments. This monument is especially visited by foreginers who come here to view Ajanta-Verul.
This is also called as Devgiri fort. In the 14th century, when Mohammad Tughlak decided to shift his capital from Delhi, he had this fort in his mind. Situated approximately 13-14 kilometers from Aurangabad. Mohammad Tughlak eyed this fort as his center for capital and evetually, Delhi's capital come to Devgiri (Doulatabad). Some years elapsed and another of such emperior who was hungry for more and more empires viz. Aurangzab landed in this area. Ultimately he died in same location but not before enjoying his kingdom here for 25 years.
Situated at approximately 20to22 kilometers from Aurangabad. Kultabad is notable as historical and religions place for muslims. Here lies in his tomb-Jarjara-baksh one of the great men of muslim community.
This cool place is situated at the height of approximately 2000 feet from sea-level. Kultabad also has graves of Aurangzeb, his son-Azamshah, king of Gowalkonda fort-Tanshaha and Malikamaba- all political greats of Muslim dynasty.
Indian tourists visit this place to view Aurangzeb's grave,where, in room, the dress of mohammad paigambar is kept in a simple, serne atomphere.
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