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"It was 4pm when I reached Aurangabadand and still very hot so I got a taxi to the Government Tourist Hotel - £3 a night, not posh but a clean room with a shower and a good fan to keep it cool. I had brought some dried food with me from Australia so was able to cook a meal on my small stove. I was tired by the time it was dark at 7pm so was glad to sleep.

The next morning I found a good restaurant nearby where I could get breakfast, then I set out to see some of the town before it got too hot.

I got a taxi to see the Bibi-ka Mausoleum about a mile from the city. This building, called the poor man's Taj Mahal, was built in 1679 and was a poor imitation, although, because it was less known I had the place to myself for most of the morning, which I found very nice giving the place a feeling of peace and tranquility that the Taj does not have, with so many visitors." - MH 

Bibi-ka Mausoleum near Aurangabad, 1987

  • All items are produced from original paintings by Martyn Hanks.

    Prints: Size is A4 (8.27" x 11.69"/210 x 297mm). Printed onto high quality 245gsm fine art watercolour paper to give the print an authentic look and feel. Supplied in a textured off white mount size 12" x 16" (305 x 406mm), backed and sealed in a clear cellophane wrap and delivered in a protective carton to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.

    Cards: Size 7" X 5"/178 x 127mm. Packaged in a clear cellophane wrap with a top quality 150gsm self-seal white envelope.

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