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Panchakki

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Panchakki otherwise known as the water mill was built during the early years of the 17th century. The mill used to grind grains for the pilgrims. It was so designed that it generated energy through water which was brought from a spring on a mountain.

These pipes are lined up at particular distances. To allow the water to flow through the pumps masonary pillars are erected. Water through the pipes flows with a force and it rises to a huge raised masonary pillar and from there it falls to make an attractive water fall.

Bibi Ka Maqbara

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Bibi Ka Maqbara is a magnificent mausoleum, situated at a distance of approximately 5 km from the Aurangabad city of India. It entombs Rabia-ul-Daurani, alias Dilras Banu Begum, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The construction work on the mausoleum was started in the year 1651 and it took approximately 10 years to complete it. Prince Azam Shah, the son of Aurangzeb, got the tomb built in the memory of his mother. The main entrance door of Bibi ka Makbara is adorned with an inscription.

The reason for this is that, despite the fact that it could not be an adequate competitor for the Taj, it is still a magnificent monument. Bibi Ka Maqbara has been set amidst picturesque surroundings, with the mountain ranges providing the perfect backdrop. In the center of the north, east and western part of the enclosure wall of Bibi ka Makbara, one can find pillared pavilions. Its gardens follow the typical Mughal Char-Bagh pattern in their layout, adding to the splendor of the mausoleum.

Khuldabad

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Khuldabad is a very important significant religious centre. The place is abode to 2 of the most worshiped Muhammaden saints. Burhan-ud-din and Zain-ud-din are the most worshiped Muhammaden saints and their tombs are also situated here.

Khuldabad has Nagarkhana, Pangra and Langda form the three gates. The remaining four gates are Mangalpeth, Kunbi Ali, Hamdadi. The religious center also has a lattice gate called Azam Shahi. A vast tank rests to the west of the city wall and it is believed that the tank has been a major water source of the city.

Chauki-ki- Masjid

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This masjid was built by Shayistakhan in 1665 A.D It has five pointed arches in front and two arches in depth. These are connected with one another by eight pillars and corresponding pilasters and support five domes. The Chauki-ki-masjid is one of the masjids and dargahs that are scattered in and around the old city of Aurangabad.
The Chauki-ki-Masjid was built by Aurangzeb’s uncle. It was built by Shayista Khan who was Aurangzeb’s uncle in 1665 A.D. The Chauki-ki-masjid has five pointed arches in front. It is two arches deep. The arches are connected by eight pillars. They support five domes. The central dome is elevated and has a metallic steeple. The other domes are hidden in the roof. Minarets at the corners can also be seen. The complete structure has a high basement which contains chambers. These chambers were used for shops and opens on the roadside.

Lal Masjid

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The Lal Masjid was constructed in 1665 A.D by Zainul Abdin Mafti, the superintendent of building in Aurangzeb's time. It is built of basalt painted Red and is ornamented with stucco plaster.The Lal Masjid was founded in 1965, and was a religious and political center for the city's elite and government officials. The mosque was rumored to have been organized and supported by the ISI intelligence service.
During the 1980s, the mosque helped recruit fighters for the Afghan rebellion against Soviet rule. In recent years, the mosque administration has called for Islamic law (sharia) to be imposed in Islamabad.

Ghrishneshwar Temple

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Ghrishneshwar Temple is a very revered temple, situated in the state of Maharashtra. It lies very near to the Buddhist caves of Ellora, only half a kilometer away, and serves as the abode of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Grishneshwar Temple, also known as Ghushmeshwar, has a very interesting legend attached to it. It is said that there was once a very religious woman, known as Kusuma, who used to worship Lord Shiva on a daily basis. She used to immerse His Shivalingam in a tank, as a part of her everyday prayer. Her husband had a second wife, who got jealous of the devotion of Kusuma and her resultant respect in the society. In a fit of rage and resentment, she murdered Kusuma's son. Kusuma became extremely depressed when she came to know that her son had been killed. However, she continued worshipping the Lord. It is said that when she immersed the lingam into the tank, after her the death of her son, he miraculously came back to life again. The legend further goes that at that time, Lord Shiva appeared before Kusuma as well as the villagers. It is said that on Kusuma's request, Lord Shiva manifested Himself at the very site, in the form of the Jyotirlinga Ghusmeshwar.

Daulatabad Fort

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Daulatabad is situated around 13 kms away from Aurangabad. This place is known for its majestic fortress which was build in 12th century on top of a hill. The Daulatabad fort emerges dramatically over 600 ft above the Deccan plain. It is one of the world's best preserved forts of medieval times and also one of the few impregnable forts in Maharashtra with excellent architecture. The city was named Daulatabad 'The city of fortune', by Mohammed bin Tughluq, the sultan of Delhi.

Lonar Crater & Lake

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Lonar is a town and a municipal council in Buldhana district of the division of Buldhana of the region of Vidarbha in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a taluka of the district of Buldhana and is located near Mehkar. It is an important place in Buldhana district and is famous for Lonar crater and Lonar Lake.
Lonar crater is importent meteorological crater in india.Crater formed in balsalt rock 35 to 50 thousand ago.Initially people called volkanic crater.but in 1883 J. E. Alexander decleared as impact crater.this crater is just like arizona crater. except water in lonar crater. lonar crater situated in buldana district at lonar village.crater is 1.83 km in diameter and avarage 170m in depth and age is about 50000 yrs. crater is 550 km from mumbai,160 km from auaragabad,100 km from buldana and 4 hour drive from ajanta caves. nearest railway station is mulkapur.

Ajanta Caves

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The Ajanta Caves are 31 rock-cut cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BC. The caves include paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of both Buddhist religious art (which depict the Jataka tales) as well as frescos which are reminiscent of the Sigiriya paintings in Sri Lanka. The caves were built in two phases starting around 200 BC, with the second group of caves built around 600 AD.
The First Cave was built on the eastern end of the horse-shoe shaped scarp. According to Spink, it is one of the latest caves to have begun on site and brought to near-completion in the Vakataka phase.
Second Cave has a porch quite different from Cave one. Even the facade carvings seem to be different. The cave is supported by robust pillars, ornamented with designs. The size and ground plan have many things in common with the first cave.

Ellora Caves

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These caves were built by the rulers of the Rashtrakuta Dynasty and are located just 30 km from Aurangabad and were built in the 7th century AD. Cave 16, which is known as the Kailashnath Temple is a masterpiece art at Ellora. The temple is a splendid achievement of the Dravidian style of art and was started by King Krishna of the Rashtrakuta dynasty that ruled Manyakheta. It took around 100 years to complete this cave. There are other caves here which depict the tradition and Philosophy of the Buddhist and Jain art and architecture.

Shirdi

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Shirdi is a small village in Kopargam taluk, in Ahmadnagar District of the Maharastra State. When Baba was physically present at the age of 20 in Shirdi, it was a small village of 80 thatched houses with mud walls. Shirdi is located approximately 296 km from Mumbai. It is called the Land of Sai.