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Top 6 attractions to explore in Aurangabad

Aurangabad District is located mainly in the Godavari River Basin and partly in the Tapi River Basin. It is rich in its historical events and natural beauties. Aurangabad the only tourist district of India having two-world heritage monuments to its credits.

Attractions in Aurangabad

Ajanta CavesMaharashtra 431117, India

Ajanta caves are 30 rockcut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE in Aurangabad. The caves include paintings and rock-cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art, particularly expressive paintings that present emotion through gesture, pose and form. This is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Bibi Ka MaqbaraBegumpura, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431004, India

Built in 1668 the Tomb of Rabia Durani or Bibi Ka Maqbara was erected by Azam Shah, the son of Aurangzeb to commemorate his mother Dilras Begum who was titled Rabia Durani post her death

Daulatabad fortTalesaman, Maharashtra 431002, India

Daulatabad Fort is an ancient fortification that rises formidably from the midst of verdant greenery. Often hailed as one of the 'seven wonders of Maharashtra', this architectural marvel is believed to have been built in the 12th century. Also known as Devgiri fort

Ellora CavesAurangabad, Maharashtra 431005, India

One of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes in the world, featuring Hindu, Buddhist and Jain monuments, and artwork, dating from the 600–1000 CE period.

Grishneshwar TempleVerul, Maharashtra 431102, India

Grishneshwar Temple is one of the shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva that is referenced in the  Shiva Purana. The temple is an important pilgrimage site in the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism which considers it as the last or twelfth Jyotirlinga.

Sant Dynaneshwar UdyaanSant Dynaneshwar Udyaan, Paithan, Maharashtra 431107, India

It is named after the saint Jnaneshwar, whose native village was near Paithan.  Colorful flowerbeds, vast lawns, and musical fountains are the attractions of the udyan. Ten plazas and twenty-two fountains are added features. It has a children's play area, swimming pool and boat rides.

Map of attractions in Aurangabad