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Aurangabad caves are one of the famous caves located in Aurangabad under Maharashtra state of India. Located on the hill, these are 12 artificial rock-cut Buddhist shrines. These caves are dug out of the soft basalt rock during the 6th and 7th century. The caves have got the beautiful architecture which is influenced by Tantric Hinduism. The Aurangabad caves are divided in to two sections. Located 1 km apart, the 1-5 are the Western Group Caves and the next 6-10 comes under Eastern Group Caves. One of the finest pieces of architecture these caves are believed to be carved between 2nd and 6th century AD. The forth cave in the western group is the oldest cave and the rest four in the same group are viharas depicting an early type of Buddhist monastery. Cave six belongs to the eastern group has the largest statute of Buddha. The place can be best explored through availing Aurangabad caves tour packages.
The caves are open for public from 9 am – 5 pm. The entrance fee for Indian to the Aurangabad caves is Rs 10 and Rs 100 for foreigners. These caves are just few kilometers away from an important monument at the place called Bibi Ka Maqbara. Aurangabad caves travel and tourism offers the exciting facilities of traveling to this wonderful place.