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Aurangabad is one of the most important tourist destinations of Maharashtra as well as India. This city was named after the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and was founded by Malik Ambar in 1610 A.D. It has a lot to offer the tourists coming from all over the world for its natural and historical spots. The caves of Ajanta and Ellora are here. There are other tourist attractions as well. As a result, the transportation is very convenient in Aurangabad.

The must-visit spots of Aurangabad are listed below:

  • Bibi ka Maqbara- Situated at 3 kms from the main town, here sleeps Mughal Empress Rabia-ud-Durrani, the wife of Aurangzeb. There are ponds, Mughal garden, fountain and museum in the complex of this tomb.

  • Ajanta Caves- Listed under World Heritage Sites, Ajanta caves are about 100 kms from Aurangabad. Needless to mention, these are 30 rock cut caves lying in the serenity of Sahayadri hills. These caves testify the time. They have sculptures and paintings of Buddha period.

  • Ellora Caves- Ellora caves are also listed under World Heritage Sites. These caves are 30 kms away from the city of Aurangabad. There are 34 rock cut caves of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu faith. These are monolithic structures from which courtyard, pavilion, gateway etc have been carved out. Recently, 22 more caves have been discovered.

  • Daulatabad Fort- The claim to fame of this invincible 12th century fort is that it was the capital of Tughlaq. It is 13 kms away from Aurangabad located at a hill top.

  • Panchakki- This is a 300 years old water mill which was built by Sufi Saint Baba Shah Musafir. This is a quite and calm place which has frozen the time and retained it to the medieval era.

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