Aurangabad Caves: Best Places To Visit in Aurangabad

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Aurangabad is located in the state of Maharashtra, India. More than 400 years old, this city is very clean and tidy around it, around which are ramparts. It has 52 doors. Those who go to visit Maharashtra, they definitely want to visit the Aurangabad caves. In this article, you will read about the best places to visit in Aurangabad. 

Aurangabad at a Glance

Many names of this city have been named in the past. Surrounded by hills and hills, this city was founded by Malik Ambar in 1610 AD, and it was named Khidki. The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb named it Aurangabad after the south victory in 1653, which continues till today. 

Places To Visit in Aurangabad

This place surprises the world with its human arts. It is about 327 kilometers from Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra. People just think that Ajanta and Ellora caves are very famous here, but apart from this, many world-famous scenic spots exist here.

Aurangabad Caves

Ajanta Caves

It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In this cave, we see the image of the culture of Buddhism. In this cave, we find carved stones and paintings. 

Ajanta caves

The paintings on the walls of these caves captivate the visitors. This cave was discovered in 1819 AD by the English officer John Smith. It is situated at a distance of 84 km from Aurangabad.

Ellora Caves

This place has also been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is located at a distance of 23 km from Aurangabad city. In this cave, we get a glimpse of three religions Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain. 

Ellora caves

This cave is famous all over the world, it is considered an example of unique architectural art. Here 16 Hindu 13 Buddhist and 5 Jainism-related caves are built by carving hill rocks.

Pitalkhora Caves

Pitalkhora Caves

In this cave, we get a glimpse of Buddhism. There are a total of 13 caves here. It is believed that these caves were built in the first century.

Places To Visit in Aurangabad

Although the entire Aurangabad is a place to roam in itself, some of the 10 best places to visit in Aurangabad are as follows.

Siddharth Garden

Siddharth Garden

This is a very well designed garden. There is also a snake house in this garden. Musical fountains, swings in green groves, labyrinths, mini trains, and elephants (Appu) in Siddharth Garden delight visitors. Siddharth Garden is a great place for photography enthusiasts and picnics.

Grishneshwar Temple

One of the 12 Jyotirlingas, the temple of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga is located here. This temple was built by King Krishnadeva Raya in the 10th century. But the modern temple was built in the 18th century. 

Grishneshwar Temple

It is located just 1 kilometer from Ellora caves. In the months of Sawan and on Shivratri, there is a huge crowd of devotees here.

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Bibi ka Maqbara

This tomb is based on Mughal and Persian architecture. This tomb is an exact replica of Agra’s Taj Mahal. There are attractive ponds, fountains, beautiful gardens around the tomb. 

Bibi ka Maqbara

Aurangzeb built this mausoleum in memory of his mother Dilras Banu Begum. It is the main mausoleum and scenic spot of the historic city of Aurangabad.

Panchakki

Panchakki

It is located at a distance of 3 km from the main city of Aurangabad. This watermill was made to grind grains that used to come to the dargah for food. Tourists are surprised to see this place because even after 350 years, it is still in the current state. This Panchakki was built by Malik Ambar in 1645 AD.

Khuldabad

Khuladabad

This place is situated at a distance of 26 km from the main city of Aurangabad. Hanuman’s famous Bhadra Maruti temple is built in this small village. In this temple, the statue is installed in the reclining position of Lord Hanuman Ji.

Mhaismal

Mhaismal

It is located at a distance of 13 km from Aurangabad city center. It is a hill station, there is a winter effect throughout the year. The way to reach here is very stony and inaccessible. The sunrise and sunset here attract a lot of tourists.

Daulatabad Fort

Daulatabad Fort

This fort is located at a distance of 16 km from Aurangabad. It is situated at a height of 600 feet above sea level. Sultan of Delhi, Muhammad bin Tughluq, made his capital here in the 14th century and named this place Daulatabad. Earlier this place was known as Devagiri.

Bani Begum Garden

The Mughals did not only offer a beautiful piece of architecture in Delhi and North India, but they also gave a very good introduction to their architecture in places like Aurangabad, Whose living example is Bani Begum Garden. 

Bani Begum Garden

Viewers who want to travel to Aurangabad must find a little time for Bani Begum Garden. This garden was named after Aurangzeb by his son’s wife Bani Begum. In this garden, you will find attractive fountains adorned with massive domes.

Kailashnatha Temple

Kailashnatha Temple

This temple is located in the Ellora caves in Aurangabad district. It is located in Ellora Cave No. 16. It is the world’s largest stone cut structure. This structure took about 18 years to build and 200,000 tons of rock were used. One-time tourists are surprised by seeing this structure.

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Tomb of Aurangzeb

The attraction of Aurangabad can be gauged from the fact that Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb wished that his tomb should be built here after his death. Aurangzeb was the sixth emperor of the Mughal Sultanate. This mausoleum is a historical site and history lovers definitely visit here.

Tomb of Aurangzeb

Note: If you want to go on a trip here then the winter weather is very good especially between November to February. At this time the sky is very clear here and the temperature is very low. You should avoid traveling here during the rainy season.

Conclusion

Thank you very much for reading this entire article. We learned about the Aurangabad Caves very well in this blog. We tried our best to know about the best places to visit in Aurangabad through this blog. If you liked this article, then definitely share it with your friends. And give us your valuable suggestions in the feedback option.

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