Bibi Ka Maqbara, Maharashtra

The Bibi Ka Maqbara was built as a mausoleum for the Empress Dilra Banu Begum by her escort Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb under the commissioning of their eldest son Azam Shah. It is located in the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, India. The mausoleum is built in the very image of Taj Mahal which was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, Aurangazeb's mother.

Due to its uncanny resemblance with the Seven Wonder of the World, Taj Mahal, it is both famous and forgettable at the same time. Bibi Ka Maqbara is often compared with Taj Mahal and in this fray its own charisma and significance is lost y a great margin. This is one of the major tourist attractions of Aurangabad and Maharashtra tourism. The tomb of Rabia Ud Daurani was one of the only few architectural initiatives ever taken by the aggressive annexing Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb. Bibi Ka Maqbara is a great site to behold.

With all the minarets and tombs built with marbles brought from far and wide, it is indeed a structure to remember and glorify. The construction was done by Ata-Ullah and Hanspat Rai. The visitors are overwhelmed by the great sculptures, fountains, monuments, Charbagh style decorated gardens, pedestals and many more. The tourists are very attracted to this place for its serenity and that the fact it is located at the heart of Aurangabad hence very easy to travel.

Timings

Bibi Ka Maqbara open at 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM every day

Entry Fees

10 INR per head (Indians), 250 INR per head (Others)

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Mamta Upadhyay
8 month ago
Its a popular historical monument located in aurangabad. I lived in Aurangabad for more than five years and have visited there several times. it has the beauty with peaceful environment.

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