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‘Aurangabad’, which literary means ‘built by the throne’ is an ancient Mughal conurbation and the present day headquarters of the Aurangabad District in the state of Maharashtra. Christened in the honor of the most notorious Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, Aurangabad, bequeathed with a number of historical, architectural and archaeological monuments such as the World Heritage Sites - Ajanta & Ellora Caves, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Delhi Gate, Rangeen Darwaza, Kala Darwaza and celebrated mosques namely Jumma Masjid, Shahganj Masjid, and so on is today reckoned all over the map as a foremost tourist destination of the country. Accredited with the moniker ‘the City of Gates’, Aurangabad has been recently conferred upon the laurel; ‘the Tourism Capital of Maharashtra’. Nestled on the banks of the river Kham and bounded by the soaring hills on all the sides, Aurangabad boasting of its extensive artistic and cultural history and heritage today receives great international tourist traffic. Though being one of the fastest growing cities in the world, Aurangabad has successfully retained its entire past lure and grandeur. Under the governance of Aurangzeb, Aurangabad furnished as the command post of the mighty Mughal Empire and became the only metropolis other than Delhi to serve as the capital of India. Aside from its highly esteemed Muslim monuments and Buddhist caves, Aurangabad has also made a mark on the world front for its popular Himroo and Mishroo fabrics, Kimkhab weaves, Paithani saris, Bidri art, and its mouthwatering Hyderabadi and Mughlai cuisines.