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Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Aurangabad, Daulatabad, Ellora...

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Mumbai, Victoria Terminal Station, built during the British Raj.

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Street children in front of the majestic Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai (Bombay)

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Colaba District, Mumbai

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Mumbai : Prince of Wales Museum

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Mumbai : Crawford Market

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Eros Cinema, Mumbai

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Mumbai : Fort District

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Mumbai : Victoria Station

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Aurangabad's Bibi-Ka-Maqbara, called the Taj Mahal of the poor, was built in 1679 by Auranzeb'son.

Not far from Aurangabad, Daulatabad, then known as Deogiri, was the capital of the 12th century Hindu Kings of the Deccan. The Mogul invaded the region soon after and built the fortress.

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The Deccan Plateau, viewed from Daulatabad Fortress

The 34 Ellora caves were built between 200BC and 1000AD. The oldest are Buddhist (like in the neighbouring Ajanta). In the 7th century, Buddhism was on its way out of central India and the caves became Hindu (500-900AD). The latest (800-1000AD) are Jains. The largest of all, which holds a central position, is the Hindu Kailasa Temple (cave 16).
 
The Kailasa Temple is said to be the largest monolithic building in the world. It dates back to 750AD and is dedicated to Shiva.

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The Kailasa Temple at Ellora is the largest of the 34 caves and temples excavated out of the rock.

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Arid hills surrounding the Daulatabad Fortress

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Inside Daulatabad Fortress

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The breathtaking Kailasa Temple, Ellora

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One of Ellora's 34 caves.