India 2018 (part XII): Aurangabad

Aurangabad, Maharashtra:

Bibi-qa-Maqbara in Aurangabad

Bibi-qa-Maqbara in Aurangabad

Our little tour through central Maharashtra came to an end in bustling Aurangabad.

I guess not many first-time visitors to India have heard of Aurangabad before, but the country is so full of wonders that even seemingly forgotten cities feature fantastic sights! Such is the case with Aurangabad, which includes the magnificent Bibi-qa-Maqbara, a mausoleum built in 1679 for Rabia-ud-Daurani, the wife of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Its architecture resembles India’s most iconic monument, the Taj Mahal in Agra, even though the entire construction is slightly less lavish. In addition to this spectacular building, we visited the beautiful Aurangabad Caves (showing some similarities to the caves of Ajanta and Ellora) as well as the garden complex of Panchakki (an ancient hydromill).

Again I was highly impressed by the richness of India’s heritage – I feel that way wherever I travel in this fascinating country!

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