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In a less than 1 hour flight from Mumbai in lieu of a 6 hour drive one can be in Aurangabad in Maharashta, the City of Gates, in proximity to the famous Ajanta and Ellora caves

Also of note in the same district are Daulatabad Fort and in the city itself, Bibi-Ka-Maqbara.  -The following frames depict samplings of local color in the countryside on the road to and from these sites or in the city of Aurangabad.