At some 6 km from the main city of Aurangabad, Maharashtra, is located SunheriMahal - a 16th century palace and a top attraction in the city. At the foothill of the Aurangabad Caves, this historical palace was built by a Bandalkand built between 1651 AD and 1653. The palace had once paintings painted in gold (sunehra) and this is how it got its name from.
SunheriMahal is a huge two-storied building constructed in the typical Rajput style. Made up of lime and stone with some intricate decorations all over, the palace defines the pomp and splendor of Indian architecture in true sense. It has a well-manicured garden and its entrance is decorated with striking arches. Since 1979, this historical monument has been converted into a museum and displays a wide range of items from the past.
A visit to the museum in the SunheriMahal means visitors can get to see remnants of antique items, coins, paintings, pottery and sculptures from local excavations. Every year in the month of December, the palace becomes the venue for the famous Aurangabad Festival where dancers and musicians from all over the country come and showcase their art and performance. Do visit this monument and revisit the history in the best way!