Home to the popular Ajanta and Ellora caves, Aurangabad is not exactly a hidden gem but honestly, there’s so much more to this place than just the caves, it is a history enthusiast’s dream with every corner of the city declaring its love for the past with monuments.
Other than Ajanta and Ellora, do visit Bibi Ka Maqbara – a monument built on the same architectural sensibilities as The Taj Mahal. The Panchakki Water Mill, built in the early years of the 17th century by Baba Shah Musafir. Panchakki is worth a visit because of the calm and peace it offers. It’ll also help you get an idea of the life that existed during the medieval times.
You can also visit Valley of the Sufi saints which houses the tombstone of Aurangzeb. Then there’s Chini Mahal – the entry gate to the majestic Daulatabad fort. You can shop at Gul Mandi Market, a place where you get clothes on wholesale prices.