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A Bruneian in Bibi Ka Maqbara, Ajanta and Ellora caves. Aurangabad, India 2016


Visiting ancients sites of Aurangabad, India.
Thank you to Master Raja Mookherjee, Master Goutam Chakraborty, Shifu Wizan Haled and Taiko Zohri Zumbrats for the Adventure.
On our arrival into Aurangabad from Mumbai on the afternoon of the 12th September 2016, we took the opportunity to visit the closest landmark in the area; The Bibi Ka Maqbara (English:"Tomb of the Lady"), built by Azam Shah, son of Aurangzeb, in 1678 in memory of his mother, Dilras Banu Begum. The landmark bears a striking resemblance to the famous Taj Mahal, the mausoleum of his grandmother, Mumtaz Mahal.
Read more about Bibi Ka Maqbara here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibi_Ka_Maqbara
The next day, 13th September 2014, we drove 2 hours from the centre of Aurangabad to the Ajanta Caves, the monument of about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monasteries which date from the 2nd century BCE (more than 2000 years). The caves include paintings and rock cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art.
Read more about the Ajanta Caves here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajanta_Caves
On our last day, 14th September 2016, we visited the Ellora Caves that is less than 1 hour away from our hotel. Ellora is one of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple caves complexes in the world. The site presents monuments and artwork of Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism from the 600-1000 CE period. Cave 16 of Ellora features the largest single monolithic rock excavation in the world, the Kailasha temple, a chariot shaped monument dedicated to Shiva.
Read more about Ellora Caves here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellora_Caves
We then took our flights to Delhi while Master Raja and Master Goutam caught their flights to Mumbai.