the 30. the cave Nos. 1,9,10,16,17,18 deserve special attention and
indispensable visitation. The immortal personages - Bodhisattva, Avaloktteswara
and Padmapani depicted there, throw a flood of light on the Buddhist way of life
and their missionary activities. The popular painting of a damgel lost in her
make up found in cave No. 18 decidedly is the biggest draw, followed by woman on
a swing adoring the cave no.2.
world famous caves resembling a horse-shoe in from are excavated in a rocky
perpendicular wall of about 250 feet high. They are located at a distance of 100
KM from Aurangabad, the once capital city of Aurangazeb, the Mughal emperor, and
was named after him. It also contains many monuments, like the Bibika Maqbara, a
prototype of Tajmahal built in memory of emperors wife and Panchakki - a water
mill, where water was harnessed to turn large grinding stone, etc. With
Aurangabad as base visitors conveniently make trips to Ajanta and Ellora along
with Daulatabad, the capital of Tughluk lying on the way to Ellora.