[Kham River scene in] Aurungabad [Aurangabad] City.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of Aurangabad from the Allardyce Collection: Album of views and portraits in Berar and Hyderabad, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. Aurangabad is situated on the Kham river in the Dudhana valley between the Lakenvara Hills and the Sathara mountain range in Maharashtra. Originally known as Khadke, it was founded in 1610 by Malik Amber at a crossroads of the region's major trade routes. It later became the base of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb (reigned 1658-1707) and was renamed in his honour. The city walls were built by Aurangzeb in the 1680s, designed to withstand Maratha attacks. This view is of the Kham River, the city lies along its right bank.