Aurangabad Things to Do

  • Amazing Bibi Ka Maqbara
    Amazing Bibi Ka Maqbara
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  • Close up View of Bibi Ka Maqbara
    Close up View of Bibi Ka Maqbara
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  • Intricate Patterns Inside the Tomb
    Intricate Patterns Inside the Tomb
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Aurangabad

  • 1. Daulatabad Fort

    The Daulatabad Fort was built in the 13. century. It stands on a hill about 200 m high. The lower slopes of the hill has been cut away to leave 50 m vertical sides to improve defenses. The only access...

  • 2. Daytrip to Ellora

    Ellora and Ajanta are the main reasons to go to Aurangabad. You can go to Ellora by frequent public bus from the central bus station for 32 Rupies (a stop in Daulatabad would be possible) or by tour...

  • 3. Daytrip to Ajanta

    To Ajanta you can go by frequent bus from the central bus station, 2.5 hours for 120 Rupies, get off at the Ajanta Cave T junction, you have to pay there a 10 Rupies "amenities" fee, go throu the...

  • 4. Bibi Ka Maqbara

    The Bibi Ka Maqbara was built between 1651 and 1661 as a mausoleum as a memory of Dilras Banu Begum, one of the wifes of Aurangzeb. It has a striking resemblance to the famous Taj Mahal. It is located...

  • 5. Magnificient Bibi ka Maqbara

    Built about 25 years after the Taj Mahal , it was supposed to rival it's predecessor.Prince Azam Shah built it in the memory of his mother and Emperor...

  • 6. The Baby Taj: Bibi Ka Maqbara

    It is hard not to compare the two, but if you visit Bibi Ka Maqbara expecting the Taj Mahal you will disappointed. Bibi Ka Maqbara was buit in 1678. It was...

  • 7. Shri Ghrishneshwar Mandir

    Shri Ghrishneshwar Mandir is located in the village of Verul (Ellora), about 30 km from Aurangabad and less than 1 km from Ellora Caves. This temple is an...

  • 8. Fascinating Daulatabad Fort

    Daulatabad Fortress rises dramatically over 600 feet above the Deccan plain. It was originally called Deogiri ("hill of the Gods") and is said to have been...

  • 9. Ajanta Caves (2)

    Please note that this tip is a continuation of my Ajanta Caves (1) which includes overall information for Ajanta. Please see that tip for my **special tip! ...

  • 10. Ajanta Caves (1)

    The Ajanta Caves are a UNESCO Designated World Heritage Site. Aurangabad, although not the nearest link to the caves, makes a good base for the sights around if...

  • 11. Feed the Monkeys at Ellora Caves

    I was hoping to see monkeys at the caves and I was not disappointed. In between the main gate and the parking lot were a couple of dozen monkeys hanging around....

  • 12. Ellora Caves - Buddhist

    There are 12 Buddhist Caves at Ellora - numbers 1-12. The caves comprise of Chaityas (shrines) and Viharas (monasteries). Cave number 1 is possibly the earliest...

  • 13. Ellora Caves - Hindu

    There are 17 Hindu Caves at Ellora - numbers 13-29. They were excavated at the beginning of the 7th century. The Hindu caves are the centerpieces of Ellora and...

  • 14. Ellora Caves - Jain

    There are five Jain Caves (temples) at Ellora. They are separated from the Hindu and Buddhist Caves - about 1 km. away. If you have a car available, that is the...

  • 15. Fantastic Caves at Ellora

    The Ellora Caves are a UNESCO Designated World Heritage Site. Located in the Indian State of Maharashtra the caves are about a 10-12 hour bus journey from...

  • 16. For the religious-minded - Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir

    It’s a 2 and half hours’ drive (130 kms approx.) to Shirdi from Aurangabad. The road condition is good with not too much of traffic. Shirdi itself is well laid...

  • 17. Only By Treachery - Daulatabad Fort

    Daulatdabad Fort is about 16 kms from Aurangabad on the road to Ellora. This large fortress, built by the Yadavas, is surrounded by three concentric granite...

  • 18. Aurangabad Caves

    Located barely 2 kms from the Bibi-ka-Maqbara, the Aurangabad caves are not a patch on the famous Ajanta and Ellora caves. However, a few - especially cave 7 -...

  • 19. Final Resting Place - Emperor Aurangzeb

    Khuldabad, where Emperor Aurangzeb lies buried, is roughly 30 kms from Aurangabad and only 3 km short of the Ellora Caves. Besides the tomb of the Mughal...

  • 20. Medieval Engineering Feat - The Paan Chakki

    This water-driven flour mill is an excellent example of medieval engineering. The source of the water is about 6 kms away. It is brought to this mill through...

  • 21. Mosque of Bibi-ka-Maqbara

    The mosque is to the west of the maqbara and was constructed by the Nizams of Hyderabad. The arches that connect the rows of pillars are very finely carved. The...

  • 22. Bibi-ka-Maqbara - The Poor Man's Taj

    After the Taj Mahal of Agra, this ‘poor man’s Taj’ pales into insignificance. The design, the layout, the placement are similar but there the similarity ends....

  • 23. Bibi-qa-Maqbara

    Bibi-qa-Maqbara means The Tomb of the Lady and it is the mausoleum of Rabia -ud-Daurani (Dilras Banu Begum), the wife of the Emperor Aurangazeb. The mausoleum...

  • 24. Bibi-ka-Maqbara - Interior

    The tomb of the wife of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and mother of Prince Azam Shah, Rabia Durrani, lies in the centre of the lower floor of the mausoleum....

  • 25. Bibi-ka-Maqbara

    Of exquisite beauty, Bibi-ka-Maqbara is the pride of Aurangabad. It was built in 1678 by the son of the great Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, Azam Shah, as the burial...

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