Daulatabad, Bibi ka Makbara and Panchakki

Daulatabad, Bibi ka Makbara and Panchakki

Duration: 4hrs
All days of the week

What this tour is about:
This is a half day tour covering three sites in Aurangabad – the impregnable fort of Daulatabad, the beautiful Bibi Ka Makbara tomb, and a 17th century watermill called Panchakki.

  • Daulatabad:
    Built in the 12th century by the Yadavas, this fort is known for having the most complex and intricate defence system. It continues to stand strong with its vertical 50-metre tall fortified walls and booby-traps designed to confound attackers. A walk through the ‘Andheri’ tunnel is a must-do!
  • Bibi ka Maqbara:
    The Dakhani Taj (Taj Mahal of the Deccan) is the most important Mughal monument in the Deccan region. It was built as a tomb for Bibi Rabia Daurani, the wife of Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb. Aurangazeb’s son Prince Azam Shah built it with marble and stucco in his mother’s memory.
  • Panchakki:
    Built in 1695, the Panchakki is an indigenously designed water management system to bring water to the city from the mountains via an underground passage. The force of the water powers a “chakki” (mill) which grinds flour. The Panchakki is located at the tomb of a Sufi saint (Baba Shah Musafir) who was known for his compassionate feeding of the poor.

How it works:
We will pick you up from your hotel at 9 a.m. and return you by 1:00 p.m.

Cost and Inclusions:
Cost varies depending on the number of people. Please write to deepa@magictoursofindia.com or magictours@live.com for details.