Ghrishneshwar is considered as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in the India. The environment at Ghrishneshwar gives an extreme peace of mind and composure. The place was once ruled by Ahilyabai Holkar. Ghrishneshwar celebrates a number of Hindu festivals grandly. The main festivals include Ganesh Chaturthi, Makar Sankranti and Holi.
Situated near the Ajanta Ellora Caves near Aurangabad, Maharashtra, the temple is dedicated to the Lord Ghrishneshwar i.e Lord Shiva. The Ghrishneshwar Mandir is beautifully structured in between Daulatabad and Ellora Caves and is one of the religious destinations in Maharashtra, India. Other names of Ghrishneshwar are Ghushmeshwar, Grushmeswara and Kusumeswar.
Ellora caves are one of the premium attractions to the visitors, and are located at around 60 kms from Ghrishneshwar city. There are total 34 caves to visit. The Ellora caves include the Buddhist, Hindu and Jain caves. Among all the caves, Kailashnatha cave is the most popular one which is situated at Kailash hill. We can see a dancing image of Natraj or Lord Shiva on the walls. The place has beautiful scenery that gives a great feel.
Daulatabad fort is one of the best places to visit near Ghrishneshwar. The fort was built by Raja Bhillamraj and today it is one of the well preserved ancient places. You may visit the Daulatabad fort during Monsoon or winters since the climate at the place is amazing during these seasons. The fort is structured very beautifully and is a great place to see.
Bani Begum Gardens:
Situated at only 54 kms from the Ghrishneshwar, Bani Begum Gardens is one of the greatest places to visit. Bani Begum Gardens is a real attraction to the nature loving people since the view at the place is beautiful. The garden has the Mughal style of Architecture.
Panchakki i.e watermill is another good place to visit which is located at the Aurangabad which shows a thought scientific process of watermill at the times of 12th Cent A.D. The Panchakki is a calm place.
Bibi ka Maqbara:
Bibi ka Maqbara is the burial place of Aurangzeb’s wife Rabia- Durrani. It is situated just at around 5 kms from the Aurangabad city. Aurangzeb’son named as “Azam Shah” built this monument “Bibi ka Maqbara” in the memory of his mother. The place is called as “Poor Taj Mahal” since it is said that it is the poor replica of Taj Mahal. There is a small archeological Museum as well.