Aurangabad is a historic city in Maharashtra state of India.

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There are minarets at the corners of the main building, and at the end angels of the Kham Khas.

The courtyard in front contains two large cisterns.

The city was founded in 1610 by Malik Ambar, the Prime Minister of Murtaza.

Nizam Shah of Ahmadnagar on the site of a village called Khadki.

The city of Aurangabad was founded by Malik Ambar, the Prime Minister of one of these rulers, though the name of the city then was Fatehpura.

The region kept changing hands till the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan consolidated his hold and appointed his son Aurangzeb as the governor. He returned to the city again in 1681, this time as an emperor, determined to crush the south once and for all.

As the Delhi Sultanate was captured by Mohammad bin Tughluq, the fort passed to him.

Tughluq is famous for his famously botched plan to move his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad along with the entire population of the city, only to have to return because he had not planned for water supply at his new capital.

Travellers to Aurangabad will find history dating back to the 2nd century BCE, when the Satavahana rulers established their capital in Pratishtanapura, today known as Paithan.

It was around this time that the viharas (monasteries) were carved out of caves in what is now Ajanta, and the stunning cave paintings were made, to be lost and rediscovered in the early 19th century.

He made it his capital and the men of his army raised their dwellings around it.