Top 5 Places to visit in Aurangabad

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Best things to do in Aurangabad and sightseeing in Aurangabad

Home to the world famous World Heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora, Aurangabad is on every traveller's list. The city is located on the banks of the Kham River and is known as one of the most historically significant cities in Maharashtra. The Ajanta caves represent stories of Buddhism spanning from the period of 200 B.C. to 650 A.D. The Ellora caves were carved during 350 A.D. to 700 A.D. and represent the three different faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Aurangabad sees a lot of tourists from across the world and it is a great place for like-minded tourists to meet. A history lover's delight, the museums here will keep you super busy. Some of the more popular ones are Sunehri Mahal Museum, University Museum and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum. You must also visit Lonar – it is said to be the site where a meteor crashed on earth some 50,000 years ago and formed a large crater in the ground. The cafes and restaurants here are warm, welcoming and offer world class cuisines. Colourful, intriguing and vibrant, Aurangabad is a traveller's delight so if it's not on your list yet, add it.

Bibi Ka Maqbara - Aurangabad

The Bibi Ka Maqbara is just a maqbara positioned in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. It had been developed by Azam Shah, boy of Aurangzeb, in 1678 in storage of his mother, Dilras Banu Begum.
Bibi Ka Maqbara is a not as breathtaking as the Taj Mahal, which it inevitably draws comparison from. Neverthless, it is worth a visit!
Nishant Shankar

2 Followers, 6 Reviews


The most beautiful monument of Aurangabad according to me. Bibi ka Maqbara is an exact replica of the Taj Mahal. This is the tomb of Aurangzeb's wife built by her son. The place is open till 10 pm at night but unfortunately there is minimum light in the compound. However, it was a full moon night and the monument shone brilliantly. This should definitely be visited in the morning.
Muktadhara Ray

869 Followers, 71 Reviews


The tomb of Rabia Durani, wife of Emperor Aurangazeb is an excellent example of Persian architecture. It is reminiscent of the Taj Mahal though less ornamental.
Shetty Raksha

261 Followers, 38 Reviews


Best time to visit
Arond the year
Things to do
Historical culture, photography
Open Hours
All Days 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Budget
INR 10/person (Indians), INR 250/person (Foreigner)

Ellora Caves - Aurangabad

Ellora Caves were created along an amount of about 600 years beween the 5th and the 11th centuries. They are today preserved as Artistic History monuments which keeps surprising people on the generations. These caves unlike the Ajanta were never discovered and are the exact same people that have been in historical days known as Verul Caves. The caves certainly are a several kilometeres northwards of Aurangabad and extend along 34 caves such as Buddhist Chaityas or shrines and Hindu and Jain Temples. The Earliest excavation that you will discover here is the Dhumar Lena in Cave 29. The absolute most attractive is however the large Kailasa Brow in Cave 16 which will be also known as the largest monolithic framework in the whole world. From the very historical days, the Ellora temples and caves have attracted tourists and devotees the exact same way as ever. Residing at Aurangabad Major is the best selection through your trip as typical Ellora Visits are structured from here.
As soon as you enter the Ellora complex, your eyes drift towards the splendid structure before you. It really doesn't matter if you worship the gods that the temple was built for. You will stop in your tracks and stare at the marvel in front of you, the marvel that has been carved out of one rock. The beauty seems impalpable, and it seems even more so upon entering the temple. The rock and stone at Ellora sing and beauty flows through the cracks. It's a wonderful harmony to witness.
Nishant Shankar

2 Followers, 6 Reviews


#Carvings #Architecture #Natural Beauty
Kunal Dwivedi

124 Followers, 8 Reviews


The caves were just exquisite and it was a different kind of experience going inside these caves.This was one heck of a different experience.Very exciting place.
Pratik Jena

267 Followers, 21 Reviews


Best time to visit
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
Photography, History Tours
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Rs 10/person (for Indians and citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries.)

Ajanta Caves - Aurangabad

This is also a cave complex around Aurangabad unlike the Ellora Caves which are inside Aurangabad. These date back to 100 BC and are around 600 years older than the Ellora Caves. There is a huge horseshoe shaped rock which encompasses all thirthy Buddhist Chaityas and Viharas which have incredible sculptures and paintings on them which look much ahead of the time. The sculptures here apart from Buddhism represent exotic facts about the relationship between a man and his woman. The paintings and sculptures of men and women in various poses look extremely graceful and the popularity of Buddhism is evident here too. The standing statue of Sahyadri style Buddha is a remarkable attraction here. These caves were almost accidentally discovered in the 19th century by a group of British officers out for some survey here. The caves are now under the supervision of the archeological Survey of India.
I arrived at Ajanta by car and bus, but never truly left. The caves are cut across the hill which is shaped like a horseshoe, and not all of them are complete. What I loved about Ajanta was not only it's grandeur, which becomes obvious once you step into the complex, but the utter individuality possessed by each cave. The intricate carvings, the fact that every painting held a story (for example, there was a painting in which two Persians wore socks. Blue socks made from lapis lazuli. Tell me if that isn't interesting!) and of course the complete peace the caves offer.
Nishant Shankar

2 Followers, 6 Reviews


The journey to the Ajanta Caves proved to be very hectic. It is about 110 kilometres from Aurangabad.On reaching the entrance, you have to pay for both entry and parking. Crossing the market area, you reach the bus bay. This market has lot of collectibles and interesting stuff. At the bus bay, there is usually a long queue but you don't have to wait for more than 5-8 minutes.The distance to the caves from here is about 4 kms. Where the bus drops you, you have to again buy tickets (10 rs per person) and one lighting ticket(rs 5) to pay for the light in the caves. There are 26 caves but spend time only in 1,2, 17 ,19 and 26
Muktadhara Ray

869 Followers, 71 Reviews


The Ajanta Caves are a series of 29 Buddhist cave temples in Ajanta, India, some of which date from the 2nd century BC. Encompassing both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist traditions, the Ajanta caves preserve some of the best masterpieces of Buddhist art in India.
Debabrata Nayak

153 Followers, 14 Reviews


Best time to visit
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
Cave tours
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM except Mondays
Budget
Rs 10 for Indians, Rs 250 for foreigners and Rs 25 for cameras

Panchakki - Aurangabad

Located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra this is one of the few water mills in India and it is used to grind grains for pilgrims.
a watermill dating back to the pre-mughal period, which was used to operate large grain grinding stones, which served as flourmills, is an example of the engineering marvel of the 17-century.
Shetty Raksha

261 Followers, 38 Reviews


#If you want to get inspired by the genius minds at work who developed such a system of engineering.
Kunal Dwivedi

124 Followers, 8 Reviews


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One Tree Hill - Aurangabad

This is a beautiful trekking destination in the hear of Mumbai and close to the hill station of Matheran. It is unbelievable true how a place so inside the busy city can be so serene and unexploited. The trek is easy and meant for all age groups in any season. This trek is also historically important and is known as the Shivaji Ladder Route. It is because, Chhatrapati Shivaji is said to have had climbed up this trek with his horse and the place where you still find rocks and the trek disappearing is where Shivaji stopped. The route from here till the top goes through a beautiful stream of water which always dry except the monsoons. Seasons do not matter if you want to trek this place but it is good to avoid the monsoons given the slippery terrain this place has during the rains.
One tree hill point is just like a set for any movie. Perfectly done and miraculously placed one single tree on the hill is spectacular. Its a few miles from the Bazaar peth from where one can take a horse ride to get to this spot.
Ankita Misra

458 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
Sight- seeing, trekking, photography
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Budget
Free

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