The main reason for tourists to visit Khuldabad is to see the tomb of the last great Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. He was the son of Shah Jahan who had built the Taj Mahal in Agra for his mother Mumtaz Mahal. Aurangzeb ruled from 1658 until his death in 1707 while the Mughal Empire reached its greatest extent and saw its capital moved to Aurangabad. Although his wife was buried in the elaborate mausoleum Bibi-ka-Maqbara in Aurangabad, built by their son, the pious Emperor Aurangzeb chose for himself a very simple tomb among Moslem saints in the small town of Khuldabad.
Located across from Alamgir Dargah, this colourful domed building contains the tomb of a Sufi saint Burhanuddin Gharib Chisti. The mausoleum dates from the 14th century and is said to possess hairs from the Prophet Mohammed's beard.
This richly decorated domed mausoleum within Alangir Dargah belongs to the 14th century Sufi saint, Sayed Zainuddin Shirazi. He is one of the most revered saints buried in Khuldabad who receives numerous visitors year round.
Khuldabad is located 30 minutes east/north-east of Aurangabad, between Daulatabad and Ellora. If time permits, one could stop here very easily on the way to Ellora or back. Some tour operators from Aurangabad may include a stop here along the way.