Named after Aurangzeb, the Mughal Emperor, the Aurangabad city is known for its rich heritage.
A well-known tourist destination in the state of Maharashtra, it is dotted with a number of tourist attractions and so is a perfect weekend getaway from Mumbai and Pune too.
• Hajra Shah "When I was 13 I came to Bombay, to Faulkland Road. The other sex workers are like a family, we help each other. My youngest is studying so she can become an air hostess.
I used to live in Chennai with my grandmother, but my parents lived in Mumbai. I am really proud that my daughters are not prostitutes. I would like to ask the government to provide a room and a job for sex workers and their children. They need to be trained to do something else, so they can leave the brothel." • Jyoti "I grew up in Mumbai, and living here I have seen the hard and horrible life. We do all this for very little money, just to survive.
Do not forget to get your hands on special Himroo shawls, jewellery with semi-precious stone, Paithani saris, metal artifacts and Mashru and Kimkhab weaves.
Situated on the western coast of India, Aurangabad is a historical city that attracts a number of tourists with its heritage charm.
It has given some of them a reason to live, a purpose.
After getting to know some of the women I wanted to make my project more personal, to tell their stories as a sister, a mother, a daughter – as a woman, not just a sex worker. I would earn 2,000 or 3,000 rupees a day, and I had to give it to my husband. He was very jealous and accused me of giving the money to another man if I did not earn any money that day. He threatened to send her to the brothels too when she started to grow up. I fought with him but he poured a lamp over me and set me on fire [she points to another scar on her stomach].The women take what they learn about HIV, STIs and human rights back to their communities, and teach others about the importance of condoms and HIV testing.They feel empowered, with a new-found sense of self-respect as well as respect within the community.So, visit Ease My and go for memorable travel experiences.In south Mumbai’s red light districts there are an estimated 100,000 brothel-based sex workers. A high proportion of the women and girls have been sold into sex work, often by a relative or a trusted family friend; others are born into it.Hotels in Aurangabad provide those tourists perfect hideouts for enjoying a pleasant stay.