Touring the Quaint Attractions of Aurangabad

Published 8 years ago

Aurangzeb utilized Aurangabad as the base for his fights in 1681 and further utilized this town as a key point to vanquish Shivaji. Today, Aurangabad has a population of more than a million inhabitants with Marathi and Urdu being the common language spoken here. Being a prime tourist destination of Maharashtra, the present day Aurangabad offers an incredible opportunity to assimilate the past history. History buffs, this is especially for you!

If you take a Nagpur to Aurangabad train, it will take around 11 hours to reach, which definitely is a cheap option but is time consuming. Since the road distance between these cities is hardly 500 km, driving is the right approach. Else, you can also stop at Mumbai, visit the megacity and after that drive your way through the calm road trip to Aurangabad. Now, let’s explore the most venerated destinations and spots of Aurangabad that may have something truly fascinating in store for you.

Ajanta Caves

Proclaimed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Ajanta Caves have been frequented by explorers from all parts of the world. The cave painting in Ajanta Caves show amazing style that can’t be found in any part of the world. The paintings depict the real events of the life of Buddha, and furthermore, have representations on Buddhist gods and goddesses. The amazing paintings reveal the capacities and innovativeness of the craftsmen and depict the scenes without the necessity of words. The murals have withstood the tests of time and the colors and outlines still look fresh.

Bibi ka Maqbara

Bibi ka Maqbara was built in 1678 by the son of Aurangzeb, Prince Azam Shah in the memory of his mother Begum Rabia Durani. Standing fabulously on the yards of the arranged green walled in area with lakes, wellsprings and water channels, the remembrance is built of sandstone with strong pillars and has a marble vault. Initially proposed to copy the eminent Taj Mahal, however, on account of compositional inability to reproduce the aura of Taj, it is thought to be a poor imitation of the same.

Daulatabad Fort

Daulatabad, once in the past known as Devgiri, is found 13 km from Aurangabad. Generally called the city of treasure, it highlights a twelfth century compelling fortress located at the most noteworthy point of a hill. The fortress has a 5 km wall of solid mass and a progression of defences. An immaculate place,the Daulatabad Fort is ideal for some gorgeous photography.

Devgiri Fort

Devgiri Fort is situated in the town of Daulat and never neglects to pull the consideration of the bystanders and voyagers to this town. The fortress is believed to be built by Billa Raja who ruled Daulatabad in the midst of 1187 A.D. The most captivating part about this fortress is that it has remained to unconquerable throughout. The compositional wonder was created to give the best safety to the kings and it was extraordinarily all around fulfilled, as the fortification was never invaded.

Sunheri Mahal

Sunheri Mahal is named after the masterpieces in the Palace that were once painted in gold. The historic point was built by a head of Bundelkhand who went into the Dakhan with Aurangzeb. The Mahal is located in Pahar Singhpura, a suburb of Aurangabad and is made of stone and lime. The Mahal once had a high stage, however, today remains in a rather tattered form. Some fresco required in here. Fresco painters, please hold up!

Thanks to the Indian Railway, that no place is far off anymore. With a wide network and interconnectivity, even the remotest areas seem approachable. So if you are an avid history buff, then do make a visit to Aurangabad.

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Atul Chaudhary

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