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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…
Top Choice Indian in Aurangabad


Rightly famous for its delicious unlimited Rajasthani and Gujurati thalis, Bhoj is a wonderful place to refuel and relax after a hard day on the road (or rail). It’s on the 1st floor of a somewhat scruffy little sho…
Fast Food in Nasik

Annapoorna Lunch Home

This joint has all the usual quick eats rolling endlessly off its culinary assembly line. No surprises on offer, but it would be hard to find fault with the pan-fresh food that’s cheaper than peanuts. We recommend …
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.
Indian in Aurangabad


This busy pure-veg restaurant looks and feels vaguely like an Indian take on a American diner, with big portions of food in familial surrounds. There’s lots of Punjabi and South Indian food, as well as rice and nood…
Textiles in Aurangabad

Paithani Silk Weaving Centre

One of the best places to come and watch weavers at work is the Paithani Silk Weaving Centre where you’ll find good quality goods for sale. It’s about 6km east of Kranti Chowk (behind the Air India office), so take …
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 …