Ka Maqbara : 5 km
Bibi Ka Maqbara is the tomb of Begum Rabia Durani, wife of Emperor
Aurangzeb. The arched alcove surmounted by a swelling dome, exhibit the
excellence of Persian architecture. The layout and surrounding of the
tomb is very much similar to that of Taj but some how the architecture
fails to produce the magic of Taj.
Panchakki : 4 km
reputed as the shrine of a saint, Baba Shah Musafir, Panchakki (Water
Wheel) is considered a marvel of engineering. Driven by water brought
through earthen pipes from the river 6km away, the mill once ground
grain for pilgrims.
Aurangabad Caves :
Aurangabad has its own group of caves 2 km north of the Bibi-ka-Maqbara.
They were carved out of the hillside around the 6th or 7th century AD.
The 10 caves are all Buddhist; caves 1 to 5 are in the western group and
caves 6 to 10 are 1 km away in the eastern group.
Cave 7 is the most interesting of the Aurangabad caves. Most impressive
are the sculptures, figures of women which are scantily clad and
ornately bejewelled. They show the rise of Tantric Buddhism during this
period. To the left of Cave 7 is a huge Bodhisattva praying for
deliverance from the 8 dangers: fire, the sword of the enemy, chains,
shipwreck, lions, snakes, mad elephant and demon (representing death).
Location : Aurangabad