The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad are 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. The caves constitute of paintings and sculptures that are described as “the finest surviving examples of Indian art, particularly paintings”, which are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, with figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales. Since 1983, the Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This place is located at 100 km from our Aurangabad hotel.
Ellora is an archaeological site 29 km (18 mi) north-west of the city of Aurangabad, built by the Rashtrakuta dynasty (Brahmanical & Buddhist group of caves) and Yadav (Jain group of caves). Ellora is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms one of major tourist attraction in Marathwada region of Maharashtra. The 34 “caves” are actually structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills. This place is 100 km from our Aurangabad hotel. This place is located 36 km away from our Aurangabad hotel.
This 240 ft x 185 ft temple is still strong and beautiful as ever. Halfway up the temple, Dashavataras are carved in red stone. These are beautiful to look at. There are also other beautiful statutes carved out. A court hall is built on 24 pillars. On these pillars, there are wonderful carvings. The scenes and paintings are beautiful. The Garbhagriha measures 17 ft x 17 ft. The Lingamurty faces eastward. There is a gorgeous Nandikeshwara in the court hall. This place is located 33 km away from our Aurangabad hotel.
Located 15 km away from the main city of Aurangabad, 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. Perhaps the most enchanting qualities of the Daulatabad Fort is its location, from the zenith of which you can capture a mesmerizing view of the entire city. This place is located 22 km away from our Aurangabad hotel.
Bibi Ka Maqbara
Bibi Ka Maqbara (English:”Tomb of the Lady”) is a maqbara located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. It was built by Azam Shah, son of Aurangzeb, in 1678 in memory of his mother, Dilras Banu Begum (posthumously known as Rabia-ud-Daurani). It bears a striking resemblance to the famous Taj Mahal, the mausoleum of his grandmother, Mumtaz Mahal. The comparison to the Taj Mahal has often obscured its very own considerable charm. This place is located 7.2 km away from our Aurangabad hotel.
Hazrat Baba Shah Musafir built Panchakki, a water mill, in 1734. Situated in the vibrant city of Aurangabad, Nehar-e-Panchakki was used to grind grains for the pilgrims. It is essentially a grinding mill that works on water mechanism. The entire structure of Panchakki primarily consists of a court, a madrasa, the house of a minister, a mosque, houses dedicated to females, and a Sarai. This is a very popular and one of the best places to visit in Aurangabad when you stay at the Ambassador Ajanta. This place is located 6.4 km away from our Aurangabad hotel.