Aurangabad tourist places
Aurangabad is a city in the western state of Maharashtra and has been a major tourist attraction due to the presence of Ajanta Caves which showcase Buddhist stories and were discovered by British hunters while on a tiger hunting expedition to the site. The group of 29 caves was constructed by Buddhist monks and the paintings and sculptures on the cave walls portray stories from the Jataka tales. Some of the famous Aurangabad tourist places are the Bibi ka Maqbara which mimics the grand Taj Mahal in architecture; and the Jama Masjid and Shah Ganj Masjid which are famous for their stunning architecture.Aurangabad also houses palaces like the Sunehri Mahal which has now been converted into a museum and displays old pottery, coins, antiques, paintings, etc.
Killa Arak commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb did not survive the test of time and lies in ruins with the Jumma Mosque and Darbar Hall being the only surviving parts of the original monument. The Chatrapati Shivaji Museum displays artifacts related to the great king. The Ellora caves are another big tourist draw depicting structures of three faiths and the art work at these caves exhibit the cultural heritage of India. The Bani Begum Garden is popular for Mughal style landscaping and the Siddharth Garden attracts tourists for the zoo that houses many different animals.
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