Ranked 31 among Places to Visit in Aurangabad
Time Required: 1-2 hrs
Located 2 kilometres from the infamous Bibi Ka Maqbara and about 6 kilometres from the Aurangabad Railway Station, is the last remaining Palace in the city, Soneri Mahal. This historical Palace is said to have derived its name from the golden paintings that adorned it in the past. These paintings have now disappeared, leaving the two-storeyed spacious building, which has a Rajput style architecture.
The Palace has a museum within which exhibits ancient pottery, sculptures, household items, antiques and remains of local palaces. This museum is placed on the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University campus. Soneri Mahal in Aurangabad is the place where the Ajanta and Ellora cave festivals are now held. Famous artists, musicians and dancers are invited to the palace to grace the four-day festival. The grandeur of the palace increases manifolds with the shimmering lights and decorations. The Sunheri Mahal stands as an epitome of architectural splendour, with intricate details and a well-manicured garden.
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