Aurangabad’s brush with fame might have been all too brief – when Aurangzeb made it his capital between 1653 and 1707 – but traces of its grandeur linger even today, making this city a popular weekend haunt with tourists. The fact that it’s a stone’s throw away from the Ajanta and Ellora caves only adds to the attraction.

1Go cave exploring at the Aurangabad Caves

Pic: Udaykumar

Head out to the Aurangabad Caves and get exploring: the centuries’ old caves highlight early Buddhist architecture and carvings. Don’t miss Cave No 7 – with its figures of scantily clad, heavily ornamented lovers, it’s a delight.

 

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