Top 10 Things to do in Aurangabad, India

March 10, 2018 Kandra Bartel

Discover the best top things to do in Aurangabad, India including Ellora Caves, Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Aurangabad Caves, Bhadra Maruti, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Jain Temple, Siddharth Garden, Jayakwadi Dam, Chini Mahal, Prozone Mall Aurangabad.
Restaurants in Aurangabad

1. Ellora Caves

Ellora Cave Rd | Ahead of Hiranya Reosrts, Aurangabad 431005, India +91 96000 17031
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Ellora Caves

Spectacular rock cut caves and elaborate sculptures of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain faiths are over 10 centuries old.

Reviewed By DiFlies - Lyndhurst, United Kingdom

Auramabad is about 7 hours by train from Mumbai, then you can take a taxi to Ellora caves. There is a great deal to see, as there are over 30 temples (Buddhist, Hindu and Jain) some better preserved and more elaborate than others. There are a lot of steps and uneven floors and ground, but the effort is more than worthwhile as the carvings are magnificent. It is incredible to see the workmanship in temples that are over a thousand years old. Cave 16 is perhaps the most admired, but don't miss cave 10 with its amazing carved roof and huge buddha

2. Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Grishneshwar, Ellora | Nr. Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, India +91 94227 14657
Excellent
50%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 740 reviews

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Reviewed By verbartic - Mumbai, India

The temple is very beautiful in terms of architecture. It was rebuilt and revived by Ahilyabai Holkar. I went two days before Mahashivratri. There was a long queue which moves quite fast. Offerings of flowers and bilva Patra are available outside the temple.
No camera or mobile or leather is allowed inside the temple. Men have to remove their upper clothes to seek darshan,like in most South indian shiva temples.
The priests are looters. They charge Rs 550 per person for a panchamrut Abhishek which should involve 5 items....ghee, water, sugar, milk ...only this was given and the priest was more interested in getting more people to conduct the abhishek at the same time.
After that he was asking for dakshina, which I found ridiculous and refused to give. Theres no Pooja or Archana for Rs 100. The temple didn't issue a receipt of Rs 551 to me for the Pooja done.
I have visited quite a few temples and all of them issue receipts for whatever sevas u do, obviously the priests are looters.
I suggest u carry your own panchamrut and do the linga Abhishek if interested.
The priests are a spoiler.
The temple itself is nice and has a calming effect.

3. Aurangabad Caves

Nr. Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad 431001, India +91 98903 63536
Excellent
39%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 300 reviews

Aurangabad Caves

Reviewed By Daipayan C - Kolkata (Calcutta), India

It is Buddhist rock cutting caves. It will take around 1 hour drive from Aurangabad. From parking buses are available for cave entry. But you need trek to enter the complex. You can find ancient Indian rock cutting arts, painting. Previously it was covered by forest, accidentally British discover this place.
Must visit this place if you love and interested about history.

4. Bhadra Maruti

Khuldabad, Aurangabad, India
Excellent
45%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 224 reviews

Bhadra Maruti

Reviewed By sudhibhushan - Bangalore

Khuldabad Bhadra Maruti Temple is a temple dedicated to Hanuman ji. This temple is located at Khuldabad, near Aurangabad around four kilometers from the Ellora caves.
The main attraction of this temple is that the idol of Lord Hanuman is in a reclining posture. The devotees could go around the idol and have darshan from all the sides.
Photography is not allowed in this temple.
The approach road to the temple is very poorly managed and filthy. Hope the temple authorities would take steps to improve this.

5. Bibi Ka Maqbara

Begumpura | Gulistan-e-Jauhar Karachi, Aurangabad 431004, India 03082991899
Excellent
23%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Bibi Ka Maqbara

The "Tomb of the Lady" is a mini-Taj Mahal.

Reviewed By Liavmadrid - Bengaluru, India

It is not the Taj, but was inspired by it. Still beautiful and, unfortunatly, not so known. Still worth a visit.

6. Jain Temple

Daulatabad, Aurangabad, India
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Jain Temple

Reviewed By retiredatty - Spokane, Washington

Another fabulously beautiful site. The exterior alone was so pretty, both the building and the setting. This huge temple is completely carved of marble.

7. Siddharth Garden

Heart Of The City | Near Station Road, Aurangabad, India
Excellent
27%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 73 reviews

Siddharth Garden

Reviewed By Osden F - Vasai, India

Worth a visit if in Aurangabad city. The garden has good lawn to sit and relax. The zoo is an ok ok type. Not a big or very spacious one.

8. Jayakwadi Dam

Godavari River, Jayakwadi Village | Near Paithan Town, Aurangabad, India
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Jayakwadi Dam

Reviewed By vps15 - Ahmedabad, India

The dam is constructed over the river of godavari. The site of dam offers scenic and panoramic view. Its good site for bird watcher.

9. Chini Mahal

Daulatabad, Aurangabad, India
Excellent
43%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Chini Mahal

Reviewed By Nikhil P - Vapi, Daman and Diu, India

One of the must visit places near Daulatabad fort if you like bit climbing up the stairs. The place is situated up on a hill so it requires fair bit of physical activity to climb it up. Its advisible to visit the place during morning time or late afternoon to avoid harsh sun

10. Prozone Mall Aurangabad

Chikalthana MIDC, Aurangabad, India +91 85540 98879
Excellent
36%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 76 reviews

Prozone Mall Aurangabad

Reviewed By ashok kumar d - Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

It is at a very nice locaiton,very close to main highay calledJALNA ROAD.it has ample parking space ,and many branded showrooms,
But unfortunately the sale is not good ,though footfal is high
Star bazar ultimately closed their outless because of low sales
many shops/showrooms are still vacaaant even after 4-5 yeasr of being in operation ,security ,cleaning,cctv all are nicely placed and funtioning well
Place for kids playstations,food court,and organsied programmes during festivals

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.