AJANTA is world's greatest historical monument recognised by UNESCO located just 55kms from Jalgaon city and 105kms from Aurangabad City of Maharashtra, India. There are 30 caves in Ajanta of which 9, 10, 19, 26 and 29 are chaitya-grihas and the rest are monasteries.These caves were discovered in AD 1819 and were built up in the earlier 2nd century BC-AD. Most of the paintings in Ajanta are right from 2nd century BC-AD and some of them about the fifth century ...
Tomb of the Lady: Is there another Taj Mahal in India? Yes. There is a replica of the Taj at Aurangabad in Maharashtra. A beautiful mausoleum made by a son for his mother. Prince Azam Shah (son of the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb) constructed this lookalike of Taj Mahal for his mother Rabia-ul-Daurani. Because of its resemblance with the Taj Mahal of Agra, it is often referred as the ‘Taj of the Deccan’.
Paithan about this sound pronunciation (help·info)(Marathi: पैठण), formerly Pratishthana, is a city and a Municipal Council in Aurangabad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city was the capital of the Sātavāhana empire of ancient India that ruled from 2nd century BC to 2nd century AD. It is one of the few inland towns mentioned in the famous 1st century AD Greek book, Periplus Maris Erythraei. Paithan is located 56 km south of present-day Aurangābād on the Godavari River
Ellora Caves are a World Heritage Site and are famous for their architecture. The place is a complex of monasteries and Buddhist temples that have been cut out of a single mountain rock. These 34 caves are actually halls of worship that were built during the 5th century AD. It is a unique creation that unites three religions, that of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. You can see the element of tolerance that is even today a basic characteristic of India. The attraction of Ellora Caves is centered at the Kailasa Temple, which is a marvelous example of the Dravidian art.
One of the ancient pilgrim destinations, Grishneshwar is the abode of one of the holy 12 Jyotirlingas, the ancient and holiest Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga temple. The temple has been built by Ahilyabhai Holkar, and is also known as Kusumeswar, Ghushmeswara, or Grushmeswara. These names are related legendary stories of the origin of Grishneshwar.
Lonar, home to world’s third largest crater, is a prime tourist destination in the state of Maharashtra. The Lonar crater, located in Buldana district of Maharashtra is believed to have been formed when a meteorite crashed into the earth.
Initially believed to be of volcanic origin, the Lonar lake is now recognized as to have been created by the hypervelocity impact of either a comet or a meteorite about 52,000 years ago. The collision formed a crater which is 1.83 km wide and 150 metres deep. Lonar Lake has a mean diameter of 1.2 km and is about 137 metres below the crater rim.
Mhaismal, is a beautiful hill station located in the Aurangabad District of Maharashtra. The Hill Station is situated at an altitude of 1067 meters, is about 12 kilometers from Khuldabad and is about 40 Kilometers from Aurangabad City. On the way there are Ellora Caves, Grishneshwar Temple and Devgiri Fort.
Mhaismal, originally called as Maheshmal for the Maheshmal Village within the place.
Mhaismal attracts visitors during monsoons when it is covered in greenery.
Paithan, located 56 kilometers south of Aurangabad, has shot into global prominence for its beautiful silk sarees which sport intricately embroidered gold or silver borders. That apart, it is known for being the birthplace of Sri Nimbarka, the founder of the Nimbarka Sampradaya tradition of Vaishnavism. The city was also the home of the great Maharashtrian saint Eknath Maharaj, whose ‘samadhi’ can be found there.