Aurangabad called the ‘city of gates’
Aurangabad is a popular tourist attraction situated in Maharashtra. It is also known as “city of gates” since it had ‘52’ historical gates. It is well-known for its mesmerizing Ajanta and Ellora caves which are magnificent creations were built more than 2,000 years ago and are UNESCO heritage sites. Aurangabad also has a well-known Bibi ka Maqbara (its structure resembles the Taj Mahal). In this place, the artisans brilliantly hand-weave the famous Himroo and Paithani Sarees.
Ajanta and Ellora Caves - The most brilliant form of Indian art
Ajanta Caves are located near Jalgaon which is around 100 km from Aurangabad city. These caves are well-known for the art and skill of Indian craftsmen, which is displayed through the architecture of the caves.
Locally known as ‘Verul Leni’, Ellora caves are located in the Sahyadri hills of Maharashtra. These caves are among the largest rock-hewn complexes in the entire world. Ellora caves are known to represent the key essence of Indian rock-cut architecture. It has a total of 34 caves including Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples which were built long back in the 6th and 9th centuries. The caves take back to the dynasties of Chalukya and Rashtrakuta.
The Ajanta Ellora Festival is one of the biggest festivals which present the best talents of the country. This gives an opportunity to all the visitors to enjoy such performances along with exploring the magnificent caves. An exotic dance and music festival is organized every year at the Soneri Mahal in Aurangabad.
The visitors spellbound for the beauty and mystery of these caves and this attracts travelers from all over the world throughout the year.