Aurangabad, commonly used as a base
for a visit to the World Heritage Sites of Ajanta and Ellora is seeped
in medieval history.
Ajanta and Ellora Caves :
Ajanta caves are better approached from Aurangabad. The caves are built
in a horseshoe shaped curve of the steep rocky gorge that rises
the river Waghore. These rock hewn caves, still glowing in their own
natural colours, are the finest achievements of the Buddhist monks who
arrived here in 2nd century B.C. and reflect the zenith of ancient
Indian art and architecture.Intricately carved into the sides of a
basaltic hill of the Sahyadri Mountain this world heritage site is one
of the best examples of rock - cut caves in the whole world. It is the
meeting point of three faiths, Buddhist, Jain and Hindu.
Bibi - ka - Maqbara
Pariyon ka Talab
How to Reach
By Air: Aurangabad air port is conveniently located 10km from the
city and has direct flights to and from Delhi and Mumbai.
Aurangabad is well connected to Mumbai and other cities. There are two
trains that depart daily from Mumbai, the Tapovan Express and the
Devgiri Express is an overnight train.
By Rail: As the Andaman and Nicobar Islands lie in the Bay of
Bengal, it is a great experience to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands by
Ship. If you want to make your Andaman trip more exciting, there are
regular passenger ship services for Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata and