Aurangabad – Messyduniya

Aurangabad

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Aurangabad is a major city in the district Maharashtra. It’s known best for its monuments and other historical places.It is the Tourism Capital of Maharashtra and is the fifth largest city of Maharashtra. It is named after the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

The culture of Aurangabad city is heavily influenced by Hyderabad. The old city still has the cultural flavour and charms of Muslim culture of Hyderabad. Its influence is reflected in the language and cuisine of the locals.

The city boasts of rich and world-renowned handicrafts like Himroo silk shawls, saares and Paithani silk saares. The Himroo material is woven by combining golden and silver threads with cotton. The art of weaving Paithani saares, is 200 years old. Weaving is done with combining pure silk and pure gold threads. It has intricate patterns of flowers, peacock, parrots, along with inspirations from Ajanta and Ellora Caves in the weavings. Bidriware and semi-precious stones are other handicraft attractions available.
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Marathi and Urdu are the principal languages of the city, they are spoken in Dakhni – Hyderabadi Urdu dialect.

Hindi is spoken as a common language by the non-marathi and non-Urdu speakers.

Annual mean temperatures in Aurangabad range from 17 to 33 °C, with the most comfortable time to visit in the winter – October to February. The highest maximum temperature ever recorded was 46 °C (114 °F) on 25 May 1905. The lowest recorded temperature was 2 °C (36 °F) on 2 February 1911. 

In the cold season, the district is sometimes affected by cold waves in association with the eastward passage of western disturbances across north India, when the minimum temperature may drop down to about 2 °C to 4 °C (35.6 °F to 39.2 °F).

 

Rainfall:  Most of the rainfall occurs in the monsoon season from June to September.Thunderstorms occur between November to April. Average annual rainfall is 710 mm.The city is often cloudy during the monsoon season and the cloud cover may remain together for days. The daily maximum temperature in the city often drops to around 22 °C due to the cloud cover and heavy rains. 

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