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.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Aurangabad is from October to March
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This little place in Aurangabad was a pleasant surprise. Not going in expecting much, I marveled at the ingenuity of humans; building a system of earthen pipes to gather water from a source kilometers away and using it to run a flour mill. The reservoir also naturally cooled the room below it where villagers gathered in summers to talk and eat grain milled by Panchakki.
One of the most important attractions in West Bengal, this is around 12 kilometres from Darjeeling and is a point 2555 metres above sea level. The Tiger Hill is famous for the rare views at dawn. The only condition if you want to enjoy this enthralling experience is that you have to be awake and ready by 4AM in the morning. You go straight to the Tiger Hill before the sun comes out and take the last views of the snow capped Kanchenjunga Peak. As soon as the sun comes out, the color of the sbow turns absolutely red and a little later Orange and then turns to Golden which again cpmes back to white when the sun is completely up. This natural show of lights is extra ordinary and is a visual treat. Starting your day to something like this is complete bliss. You can come to this place at anytime of the year except for monsoons and deep winters as the climate is extremely uncomfortable at this time.
One Tree Hill
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.