Aurangabad – a sightseer’s delight was founded in the year 1610 and was named after the Mughal King Aurangzeb. The city is situated 400kms from Mumbai, in the state of Maharashtra. It is a famous tourist destination both from scenic as well as historical point of view. The Aurangabad caves are one of the most ancient Buddhist caves in the world and is a protected site under The Archaeological Survey of India.
Aurangabad caves are one of the distinguished ancient memorials located nearly 2 kilometers away from the famous Bibi-ka-Maqbara. These caves are twelve rock cut Buddhist shrines and have persistently attracted tourists, excavators, and adventure and art lovers. The Aurangabad caves were carved out of the Siyachal range running from east to west. The caves are divided in three groups namely 1 to 5, 6 to 9 and 10 to 12. Of all the caves, Cave 7 displays greatest embellishments and sculptures
The Sculptures of the caves are equally comparable with the best in Ajanta and Ellora. Built in the 6th and 8th century i.e. about 2000 years ago, these caves beautifully depict the famous stories called Jatak Tales from Buddhism. These caves are invaluable legacies left behind with carvings and designs that reflects the highest point of artistic perfection which is worth seeing!