Top Choice Monument in Aurangabad


Built by Aurangzeb’s son Azam Khan in 1679 as a mausoleum for his mother Rabia-ud-Daurani, Bibi-qa-Maqbara is widely known as the poor man’s Taj. With its four minarets flanking a central onion-domed mausoleum, the …
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Ellora

Kailasa Temple

One of Incredible India’s greatest monuments, this astonishing temple, carved from solid rock, was built by King Krishna I in AD 760 to represent Mt Kailasa (Kailash), Shiva’s Himalayan abode. To say that the assign…
Top Choice Cave in Ajanta

Ajanta Caves

Ajanta’s caves line a steep face of a horseshoe-shaped gorge bordering the Waghore River. Five of the caves are chaityas (prayer halls) while others are viharas (monasteries). Caves 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 and part of 15 a…
in Nasik

Pandav Leni

Dating from the 1st century BC to the 2nd century AD, the 24 early Buddhist caves of Pandav Leni are located about 8km south of Nasik along the Mumbai road. There’s a steep, 20-minute hike separating the caves from …
Museum in Aurangabad

Shivaji Museum

This simple museum is dedicated to the life of the Maratha hero Shivaji. Its collection includes a 500-year-old chain-mail suit and a copy of the Quran, handwritten by Aurangzeb.
Fort in Daulatabad

Daulatabad Fort

No trip to Aurangabad is complete without a pit-stop at the ruined but truly magnificent hilltop fortress of Daulatabad, about 15km away from town en route to Ellora. A 5km battlement surrounds this ancient fort, a …
Temple in Ellora

Ellora Cave Temples

The saga of the hammer and chisel comes full circle at the World Heritage–listed Ellora cave temples, located 30km from Aurangabad. The pinnacle of ancient Indian rock-cut architecture, these caves were chipped out …
in Ramtek

Ramtek Temples

About 40km northeast of Nagpur, Ramtek is believed to be the place where Lord Rama, of the epic Ramayana, spent some time during his exile with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman. The place is marked by a cluster of…
Vineyard in Nasik

Sula Vineyards

Sula Vineyards, located 15km west of Nasik offers a slick, professional tour (around 45 minutes) of its impressive estate and high-tech facilities. This is rounded off with a wine-tasting session (four/six wines ₹15…
in Nasik

Dadasaheb Phalke Memorial

Below the Pandav Leni caves is the Dadasaheb Phalke Memorial, dedicated to the pioneering Indian movie producer of the same name.