जय जवान, जय किसान| वृक्ष लावा बाळगा अभिमान, तरच वाढेल देशाची शान| Save water, it will save you later! पढेगा लीखेगा भारत, तो आगे बढेगा भारत| स्वच्छ भारत, स्वस्थ भारत| स्वच्छ भारत, सशक्त भारत| स्वच्छ भारत, समर्थ भारत| बेटी है कुदरत का उपहार, मत करो इसका तिरस्कार| एक पेड, एक जिंदगी| पाणी अडवा, पाणी जिरवा| Go Green to Keep it Clean| बेटी बचाओ, बेटी पढाओ| झाडे लावू या, झाडे जगवू या|

Tourist Places in Aurangabad District

  • Ellora Caves - Kailas Temple - Ghrishneshwar Temple

Ellora name is given to these by British and with this name these caves are famous in the world. In Ellora, there are 34 world famous caves present. From caves from no. 1 to 10 are related to Buddhism, Caves from no. 20 and 13 are related to Hindu religion, Caves from no. 30 to 34 are related to Jain religion. Among all the caves, cave no.10, 14, 15, 16, 21, 29, 32, 33 and 34 are excellent.
Cave No. 16 is the Kailash cave and is a temple. A special feature of this sculpture is, it is built using a single stone from top to bottom. Its length is 164 ft., width 109 ft., and height 96 ft. While builting it near around 30 Million Cubic Feet stone was separated. This building work of this temple was completed in A.D. 578. This is the excellent example of sculpture. The cave no. 22 is the replica of this cave. This cave is built during the empire of King Krishna. The Cave no. 26 shows the Mahaparinirvana i.e. After the death of Bhagwan Buddha, he is still looking like he is slept.

Ghrishneshwar temple is located near the Ellora caves. The Ghrishneshwar is one of the twelve jyotirlingas. (It is the twelth jyotirlinga). It is a temple of God Shiva. The temple was reconstructed by Ahilyadevi. The temple is eastbound.

  • Bibi Ka Makbara

Bibi ka Maqbara is the exact replica of world famous Tajmahal of Agra. In this palace there is a tomb of Dilrasbanu Begum (Rabia-Ud-Durrani), the wife of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. There are number of goods used by Aurangzeb and his begum such as mat, pots, wooden furniture, cloths, etc. are still present here. Bibi ka Maqabara is the excellent example of building architecture. Its Grandeur and beauty are like Taj Mahal.

  • Daultabad (Deogiri) Fort

The old name of Daultabad is Deogiri. The famous fort was built by Yadavas. In 1296, Allaudding Khilji won this fort from Ramdevrao. In 1328, Mohammad Tughlak brought his capital city from Delhi to Daultabad. There is a great ditch and many subways are around the fort. While climbing the fort the central part of the fort is surrounded by darkness. The hot pan was kept here to kill the enemy.

There are number of things to see around the fort such as Mahakota, Mueseum, Chand Minar Tower, Hathi Haud, Bharatmata Temple, Kalkot Chinese Palace, Medhatoaf (mortar), Ditch, Subways, Ganesh temple, Baradari, The Padukas of Janardan Swami, Durgatoaf (mortar), etc.

  • Ajanta Caves

The Ajanta caves are located in the Ajanta village of Soygaon taluka i.e. 102 kms from Aurangabad city.

These caves shows Buddhist architecture, wallpapers and are perfect examples of sclutpure. The caves have great galleries dedicated to Bhagwan Buddha, prayer homes, the vihars used by buddhist bhikkhus for meditation and spiritual prayers, hermitage, etc. The pictures drwan on the walls and the roofs of the caves show the different comprehensive life events of Bhagwan Buddha.

These caves were under use for about 700 years. But due to some unknown reasons they were ignored and latter on forgotten by the people. After that for about 1000 years the caves remained unknown to people. In 1839, when John Smith, a British Army Officer, was going for hunt, he found these caves. After a lot of cleaning, these caves opened for common people.

  • Panchakki

The Panchakki is a tourist place in Aurangabad and it is built during the era of Nizam.

Hera a floor meal running on water is present therefore it is known as Paanchakki. From near about 6 Kms, the water is comming here through the underground pipeline. Then this water is left to a great basin in the form of a waterfall from the height of 20 ft. Paanchakki is an excellent example of medieval engineering.

  • Jayakwadi Dam & Pilgrim area Paithan

Jayakwadi dam is one of the big irrigation projects in Maharashtra. It is a a multi-purpose project. The dam is built in the Paithan taluka on the banks of Godavari river.

This project provides water for farming in the drought-affected areas of the Marathwada region. Also in Marathwada region the water of this project is used for drinking as well as for the MIDCs. There is a bird sanctury and a garden around the Dam.

Paithan is the birth place of Saint Eknath. He took samadhi in Paithan only and the temple of samadhi place is still here.





जय जवान, जय किसान| वृक्ष लावा बाळगा अभिमान, तरच वाढेल देशाची शान| Save water, it will save you later! पढेगा लीखेगा भारत, तो आगे बढेगा भारत| स्वच्छ भारत, स्वस्थ भारत| स्वच्छ भारत, सशक्त भारत| स्वच्छ भारत, समर्थ भारत| बेटी है कुदरत का उपहार, मत करो इसका तिरस्कार| एक पेड, एक जिंदगी| पाणी अडवा, पाणी जिरवा| Go Green to Keep it Clean| बेटी बचाओ, बेटी पढाओ| झाडे लावू या, झाडे जगवू या|

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