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Places to Visit in Aurangabad

Aurangabad has lot of Places to visit and enjoy your day out, we compiled a list of Best Places to visit in Aurangabad City and everything else you want to know about them. Below is the breif of each place and some background information.

Ajanta Caves
Ajanta Caves world famous & one of the “World Heritage Site” declared by UNESSCO.
Ellora Caves
Ellora Caves situated 30 kilometers from Aurangabad city, is also a World Heritage Site declared by UNESSCO.

Daulatabad Fort
Daulatabad Fort magnificent 12th century fortress stands on a hill, Built by Raja Bhillamraj once known as 'Devgiri' Fort

Panchakki
Panchakki located in Aurangabad, displays the scientific thought process put in medieval Indian architecture.

Bibi ka Maqbara
Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangzeb’s son built this monument in 1679 AD in memory of his mother Rabia-Durrani.
Aurangabad Caves
Aurangabad Caves are artificial caves, dug out of the rather soft rock during the 6th and 7th century. This caves are found on two separate locations, called Western Group Caves (caves 1-5) and Eastern Group Caves (caves 6-10), about 1 km from each other. In all, there are nine caves which are mainly 'Viharas'. The most interesting among these are Caves 3 and 7.
Bani Begam Bagh (Garden)
27 kms. from Aurangabad, you can find the tomb of Bani Begam - companion to one of Aurganzeb's sons. It lies amidst extensive landscaped gardens, scatter with fluted pillars, elegant domes and artistic fountains - showcasing the impressive architecture of the times.
Suneri Mahal
Situated to the north of Bibi ka Maqbara (currently in the university compound), which is a notable building in the late Mughal style. It is of interest for the patches of old painting and gold work that decorate the walls. Every year ‘Ajanta-Ellora-Aurangabad Festival’ celebrated in the Suneri Mahal.
Ghrishneshwar (Bhadra Maruti) Mandir
35 kilometers from Aurangabad City and half kilometer from Ellora Caves, lies this 18th century temple with its beautiful architecture and carving, one of the five 'Jyotirlingas' in Maharashtra were Shiva is worshipped.
Khuldabad
26 kms. from Aurangabad city lies Khuldabad, sorrounded by beautiful natural and eye catching mountains, literally 'heavenly abode'. It is the holy shrine of Muslims. The final resting place of last great Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb, He built the crenellated wall around the town, once an important center for the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and few great Sufis.
Pitalkhora Caves
In the Satmala range 78 kilometers from Aurangabad, there are 13 cave sanctuaries - Chaityas B.C. to the 5th century A.D. The relief work at Pitalkhora is richer and more complex, the carving more accurate than that of earlier times.
Darwazas (Gates) - throughout the City
Most of the monuments in Aurangabad are of the Mughals and Maratha period. There are to 52 Darwazas, out of which very few are presently are in good condition. There are four main Darwazas leading into the city, which along with nine secondary darwazas formed part of the defense systems of the city. Few of the gates are Delhi Gate, Paithan Gate, Roshan Gate, Bhadkal Gate, Rangeen Darwaza, Kaala Darwaza, Kat Kat Gate, Buland Darwaza, Barapulla Gate etc.