Aurangabad district has been acquiring a new identity by taking a quantum leap in industrialisation. The registration of about 3500 industrial units has turned the district into a bustling centre of activity. World-famous Ajanta and Ellora caves, the Daulatabad fort, Bibi Ka Maqbara, the historical watermill, Paithan town and its association with Sant Eknath and the massive Jayakwadi dam and the Khultabad fort are some of the places of tourist attraction. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar chose Aurangabad for spreading literacy among the downtrodden. Swami Ramanand Teertha led the people’s struggle against the oppressive Nizam regime from Aurangabad. The Ajanta-Ellora developed plan, launched with aid from Japan, will soon enhance Aurangabad’s prestige as an international tourist destination.