Red turban-wearing doormen greet guests at this elegant low-rise resort on the fringe of the city. Uniformed concierges are just part of the Rama International's vaguely kitsch appeal. The hotel, set on 14 acres of neat green lawns, maintains a high level of charm in its meticulously kept gardens, retro fittings and gilt-edged marble lobby. The hotel is based six kilometers from Aurangabad in a quiet residential zone close to a good selection of restaurants, though continental cuisine and alcohol are served in the hotel, which also offers a lovely view of the garden and waterfall. The Rama International is 30 kilometers from Ellora Caves and eight kilometers from Ajanta Caves, putting it in a good position for day trips.