Though one of the most visited hill stations in Maharashtra, is relatively unknown outside the state. Located on the eastern side of the Sahyadri range, it is close to Aurangabad, a city famous for its rich history, monuments, culture and a thriving street food scene influenced by Hyderabadi cuisine.There are many interesting places in and around the place that will enrich up your stay in here. Ranging from religious places to nature to heritage spots, the list is as follows:
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An exemplary masterpiece of the 18th century, the temple is built of red stone and comprises five-tier ‘shikhara.’ The temple is most visited on all Mondays, an auspicious day to worship Lord Shiva. It remains crowded all the time in the month of Shravan and on the propitious day of Maha Shivratri. The Shivalaya Tritha Kunda is a place to be visited, located near the temple. It is also made of red stone and consists of 56 steps on each side.
Girija Bhawani Temple
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Located in the vicinity of Mhaismal and famous for its spirituality, the Girija Bhawani Temple is visited by several visitors and tourists. The local masses have unshaken trust in the purity of this temple and remark that any wish is fulfilled in this temple when asked for.
The Ajanta Caves, 30 in number, are located in the tourist destination of Madhya Pradesh, Aurangabad. The intricate carvings on the caves are known to be the most exemplary and finest pieces of architecture of ancient Indian History. According to research work conducted by UNESCO, these rock carvings are pieces of Buddhist art that ultimately inspired and popularised Indian Art. It is a popular tourist destination of the Marathwada region of Madhya Pradesh. It is regarded as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a protected and preserved monument under the Archaeological Survey of India.
The Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site, are one of the largest rock-cut caves. Located in Maharashtra, Ellora Caves represent artwork of Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism cultures of ancient times. One of the caves, Cave 16 of Ellora Caves represents a chariot shaped monument dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Kailasha Temple. The Ellora Caves were built by the Hindu dynasties, Hindu and Buddhist caves by the Rashtrakuta dynasty and Jain group of caves by the Yadav Dynasty.