Best Places to Visit in Aurangabad

Aurangabad in addition to being a vibrant business city also serves host to some of the best archaeological sites in India. 

Ajanta Caves

Ajanta Caves

The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad are 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. The caves constitute of paintings and sculptures that are described as "the finest surviving examples of Indian art, particularly paintings", which are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, with figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales. Since 1983, the Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ellora Caves in Aurangabad

Ellora Caves

Ellora is an archaeological site 29 km (18 mi) north-west of the city of Aurangabad, built by the Rashtrakuta dynasty (Brahmanical & Buddhist group of caves) and Yadav (Jain group of caves). Ellora is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms one of major tourist attraction in Marathwada region of Maharashtra. The 34 "caves" are actually structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills.

Grishneshwar Temple

Grishneshwar Temple

This 240 ft x 185 ft temple is still strong and beautiful as ever. Halfway up the temple, Dashavataras are carved in red stone. These are beautiful to look at. There are also other beautiful statutes carved out. A court hall is built on 24 pillars. On these pillars there are wonderful carvings. The scenes and paintings are beautiful. The Garbhagriha measures 17 ft x 17 ft. The Lingamurty faces eastward. There is a gorgeous Nandikeshwara in the court hall.

Daulatabad Fort

Daulatabad Fort

Located 15 km away from the main city of Aurangabad, Daulatabad Fort is an ancient fortification that rises formidably from the midst of verdant greenery. Often hailed as one of the 'seven wonders of Maharashtra', this architectural marvel is believed to have been built in the 12th century. Perhaps the most enchanting qualities of the Daulatabad Fort is its location, from the zenith of which you can capture a mesmerising view of the entire city.

Bibi ka Maqbara

Bibi Ka Maqbara

Bibi Ka Maqbara (English:"Tomb of the Lady") is a maqbara located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. It was built by Azam Shah, son of Aurangzeb, in 1678 in memory of his mother, Dilras Banu Begum (posthumously known as Rabia-ud-Daurani). It bears a striking resemblance to the famous Taj Mahal, the mausoleum of his grandmother, Mumtaz Mahal. The comparison to the Taj Mahal has often obscured its very own considerable charm. 

Panchakki

Panchakki

Hazrat Baba Shah Musafir built Panchakki, a water mill, in 1734. Situated in the vibrant city of Aurangabad, Nehar-e-Panchakki was used to grind grains for the pilgrims. It is essentially a grinding mill that works on water mechanism. The entire structure of Panchakki primarily consists of a court, a madrasa, the house of a minister, a mosque, houses dedicated to females and a sarai. This is a very popular and frequently visited spot in Aurangabad.

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