Shivaji Museum, situated at Aurangabad
, is dedicated to the great Maratha ruler, Chhatrapati Shivaji
. The exhibits at the museum show the military ability of the great warrior. The museum holds some of the weapons and antiques that were used in the Maratha Empire. A 500 year old chain mail suit, a copy of the Quran handwritten by
and a 400 year old Paithani sari are some of the main exhibits in the museum. Aurangabad Caves is one of the nearby attractions which is situated just beyond the city. The museum functions on all days except Mondays from 10 30 to 13 30 hrs and 15 00 to 18 00 hrs on a nominal entrance fee.
Aurangabad is 388 km away from Mumbai. It has its own railway station which is the main junction on South Central Railway and the airport, 10 km east of the city, has daily flights to Mumbai.