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Chawk mosque is constructed by Shayistakhan in 1665. In the front it has five pointed arched and two more in deep are present. They are connected by eight pillars with one another and are supported by five domes. Chawk masjid is well known for its beautiful domes.
Chawk mosque of Aurangabad is built by Shayistakhan in 1665 A.D who is the maternal uncle of the emperor Aurangzeb. It is present in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Aurangabad means built by throne is built after the emperor Aurangzeb. This city is called as tourist hub as it has many historical monuments like Ajanta and Ellora caves. Aurangabad has been declared as tourism capital of Maharashtra and is one of the fastest growing cities in India.
Aurangabad is founded in 1610, by the prime minister of Ahmadnagar on the site of village called Khadki. It was his architectural achievement and creation and he died in 1626 and was succeeded by his son Fateh Khan who changed the name Khadki to Fatehnagar. In 1653 Prince Aurangzeb named it as Aurangabad. Aurangabad is part of Hyderabad till 1956 and in 1956 it became a part of newly formed Bombay state and later it is a part of Maharashtra state which is now in Maharashtra.
The chawk mosque is one of the mosques which is scattered in and around the old city. It has five pointed arches in front and two deep aches. The arches are with eight pillars with one another and they are supported by five domes. The dome in the center is elevated and has a metallic steeple. The other domes are there inside the roof. The complete mosque is present on a high basement with chambers in it. At the corners minarets can also be seen. The chambers at high basement are used for shops are open to the road.
The gate of the mosque has two minarets and in the courtyard there is cistern present.
The chawk mosque in Aurangabad has its own significance. As it is built by the uncle of Aurangzeb and is named by Aurangzeb it is one of the oldest mosques present. The mosque is visited by many tourists every day. As Aurangabad is the tourist capital of the state tourists visiting this place will be abundant. The masjid is present in the old city and is known for its beautiful domes that are present in the mosque.
The city Aurangabad is surrounded by hills on all sides. Aurangabad has semiarid climate. Annual mean temperature here is recorded as 17 to 33 degree centigrade. The most comfortable to visit this place is in winter that is from October to February. The maximum temperature recorded is 45 degree centigrade and the minimum temperature recorded is 2 degree centigrade. In winter seaso Aurangabad is affected by cols waves and the temperature during this season. Average rainfall here is 711 mm and will be during monsoon season that is from June to September.
How to reach there
Aurangabad has an airport which has flights from all the major cities like Hyderabad, Pune, Jaipur, Mumbai, Nagpur etc. In recent days flights are been made for the tourists travelling to Hajji Pilgrimage.
It has road from all the states. National highway 211 which is from Dhule to Sholapur passes through this city. A new express has also been developed here.
It has trains from Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad. But there is a demand for direct rail connectivity from the major cities. It has express train from Mumbai which is the fastest train it has.