It’s magical how the sculptures nestled in these caves are almost unscathed by time. Each cave has a different story to tell with a quaint sense of tantric Buddhism: from the huge Buddha figure in Cave number 7 and the skimpily clad women adorned with tassels and ornaments in Cave number 3 to an incomplete vihara (a monastery) in Cave number 1 and a shrine dedicated to Buddha in Cave number 2. The entire site is intertwined with corridors and Indian-styled shrines. Admiring the stunning depictions of men and women give you a sneak-peek into the society of that ancient era. Located a few kilometers away from the heart of Aurangabad, the site is under the purview of the Archaeological Survey of India. What’s important to note is that one gets a charming bird’s eye view of Bibi-ka-Maqbara, another incredible monument, from here. A tour of the entire site would take you anywhere between 4.5 to 5 hours. It’s a steep walk up and down hill; so it’s important to go well prepared. One of the famous monuments of Maharashtra, the Aurangabad Caves lure a flock of tourists during the holiday season.
Grishneswar Temple Road, Aurangabad, Maharashtra - 431101
Monsoon : Maximum: 25 Minimum: 20
Summer : Maximum: 43 Minimum: 24
Winter : Maximum: 25 Minimum: 10
Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (October to March)
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