Mumbai - Aurangabad
Mumbai is a unique city of India, which is always on move and never sleeps. Every Indian has a secret desire to visit Mumbai at least once. There are many popular tourist attractions in Mumbai viz., historical monuments, beautiful beaches and many places of worship worth visiting. Mumbai represents a mix traditional Maharashtrian culture and ultra modern values of the Western world.
Tourist attractions in Mumbai are worth visiting. Mumbai, city of dreams for many and city of realistic effects for others, Bombay as it was recently called, is the blend of dreams, emotions, traditions, approaches, attitudes, results and many other adjectives attached to it. It is the financial capital of India on one hand, celluloid capital of India on other hand selling dreams to millions.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Mumbai is Gateway of India, which is regarded as the face of the city to its visitors. Historically it is important as last British troop left Independent India by sea, marched through its portals.
Aurangabad - one of the major tourist attractions in Aurangabad has to be Bibi Ka Maqbara, the tomb of Rabia Durani, wife of Emperor Aurangazeb, which is an outstanding example of Persian architecture.
Panchakki, is a striking watermill dating back to the pre-mughal period, which was used to operate large grain grinding stones, which served as flourmills, is an illustration of the engineering wonder of the 17-century.
Aurangabad caves, which lie 3km north of Aurangabad,is a must visit place in Tour to Aurangabad which were excavated out of a south-facing hillside between 3 and 11 century and belong to the Buddhist era.
Other places of interest in Aurangabad include local excursions to the magnificent Daulatabad Fort, once known as 'Devgiri' stands on a hill just 13 km. from Aurangabad. This fort is considered as one of the oldest existing and unconquerable forts of India.
Khuldabad is a walled town just 3km from Ellora, which houses the tomb of Emperor Aurangazeb. Grihneshwar Temple, 30 km from Aurangabad is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines devoted to Lord Shiva and holy to Hindus. The ancient city of Paithan, is famous for its Shrine of 'Sant Eknath' where people flock every year during the time of 'Paithan Yatra'.