Hotel Panchavati

Top choice hotel in Aurangabad

A traveller-oriented budget hotel in town, the Panchavati is run by ever-helpful, switched-on management who understand travellers’ needs. Rooms are compact but thoughtfully appointed, with crown moulding, comfortable beds (with paisley-style bedspreads) and thick bath towels. There are two decent restaurants and a 'bar' (read: drinking room) and it’s a great place to hook up with fellow intrepid nomads.

Also home to the ever-reliable Ashoka Tours & Travels, which offers trips to Ellora and Ajanta.