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Places Near Ellora

There are few places near Ellora that one may go on a day trip from here. Daulatabad and Aurangabad are the places near Ellora that are worth visiting.

You can drive to Daulatabad Fort in Daulatabad, which is about 14 kms away from Aurangabad. The fort was built way back in the 12th century by emperor Bhillama of Yadav dynasty and is located on a pyramid shaped hill. Initially the fort was known as 'Devgiri', but later on Mohammed Bin Tughlaq, the Turkic Sultan of Delhi, changed the name to Daulatabad.

Aurangabad is located 29 kms away from Ellora and is renowned for its beautiful monuments. A replica of the Taj Mahal can be seen in Aurangabad. Bibi-ka-Maqbara is Aurangazeb's wife’s burial site. The monument was built by Prince Azam Shah as a tribute to his mother, Rabia-ud-Durran. There is an archaeological museum behind this monument. You can also visit the Panchakki Water Mill that presents the medieval Indian architecture of the 17th century.

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