There really wasn't much happening in Aurangabad. There's a cluster of restaurants and hotels near the train station, and a fancier shopping street with some international brands. It wasn't very walkable, but we walked around anyway.
I wish I had video of this. It would probably be a youtube hit. We noticed that people were jumping through the windows of the bus trying to get seats. One couple even threw their baby in to secure a seat.
A couple days later we went to the Ajanta Caves. These are also possible to reach by bus, but the ride is longer, 3-3.5 hrs. These caves are all Buddhist and were built between 200BC - 600 AD. The cave paintings are in incredible condition despite the years.
On the way back from the caves, I had a lovely 2 hour conversation with the man sitting next to me, Vinod. He is a Marathi teacher (the local language in the area), has a wife and two children. We talked about everything, from family to politics, the education system in India and America, and more. At the end of the journey, he invited Brandon and I to his home.
In the end, we were happy to have the time in Aurangabad and meet the Sinkar family.