Aurangabad Gymkhana Club (Hotel)
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... Number 16 on particular looked like something from the set of Raiders of the Lost Arc. Many of the Buddhist statues had their heads broken off and even the sculptures of the elephants had their trunks broken off.
We stopped for lunch on the way back, and then popped my the Muslim king Aurangzeb's tomb. He was the one who ordered the defacing/decapitating of the Buddhist statues. They charged us an entry fee into the tomb, then some blind ...
... mountain that was chiselled away at for hundreds of years.
Cave 16 (Kailasa Temple) was the main event. It is apparently the world's largest monolithic stone structure.
A huge intricate temple, with decorative designs on its faces. There were tunnels and side temples to explore on the edges, and a large viewing platform to look out onto the surrounding areas.
I can see why India is set to have the ...
For lunch we went for a tradtional Tali (which I have described in the picture) and then headed over to the shopping mall. We tried on a few Saris which were truly beautiful, and a few of the girls bought some. It was a girl on our trips birthday so we sat down and had some cake and then decided to watch a Bollywood movie called 'Queen'. Other people on our trip had seen some and described them as a lot of fun, singing, dancing and ...
... card and left.
Since we noticed that more locals on motorcycles began gathering around us we decided to enter the first hotel we saw. Unluckily it was too expensive for us, luckily a guy at the reception was quite nice and he allowed us to stay there till we arrange transportation from the other hotel. Gonzalo made a call and they sent a tuk-tuk for us.
The hotel looked cool and Gonzalo even managed to negotiate the final price so we ended up paying IR 750 ...
... keen and helpful). I am pleased to say that with a few more cross words from me, the manager called Agoda and confirmed we had booked and indeed paid for a room, and we were shown to a nice room (despite the hotel being full).
Once that debacle was out of the way, we went to the MTDC (Tourist Office) to enquire about tours to the caves at Ellora and Ajanta. Whilst en route, we noted that most of Aurangabad is, in fact, a building site, with the roads being dug up and a number ...