History, Amazing Food And More: How To Spend 24 Hours In Aurangabad

Nupur posted on 02 November

What Is It?

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.

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Aurangabad, Maharashtra

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    Where Is It?

    Bordered by the districts of Nashik to the west, Jalgaon to the north, Jalna to the east, and Ahmednagar to the south, it is about 6 hours away from the city.

    How Do I Get There?

    You can drive down, take a flight or a train. Trains that go to aurangabad include Tapovan Express that goes from CST and Jan Shatabdi Express that goes from Dadar.

    What Is Unique About It?

    While it may not boast of a lot of scenic views {there a quite a few though}, it does give you an insight into history. Also, the charm of a small, historic city is refreshing.

    Don't Leave Home Without...

    Sunglasses, sunscreen, snacks, toiletries and other essentials.