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Visit Bibi Ka Maqbara

A near-replica of the famous Taj Mahal with the essence of a son's priceless emotions imbibed gives birth to Bibi-ka-Maqbara, an amazing mausoleum in Aurangabad. It is dedicated to the warm memories of Aurangazeb's wife, Rabia-ul-Durani and is an exceptional effort on the part of a son, Prince Azim Shah, to express his unparalleled love for his mother. The mausoleum has stood the test of time but is lesser-appreciated than its more-famous counterpart.

A near-replica of the famous Taj Mahal with the essence of a son's priceless emotions imbibed gives birth to Bibi-ka-Maqbara, an amazing mausoleum in Aurangabad. It is dedicated to the warm memories of Aurangazeb's wife, Rabia-ul-Durani and is an exceptional effort on the part of a son, Prince Azim Shah, to express his unparalleled love for his mother. The mausoleum has stood the test of time but is lesser-appreciated than its more-famous counterpart.

The Bibi-ka-Maqbara is made of sandstone with plastered walls and stands at the centre of a huge enclosure engulfed by gardens and lawns. The high enclosure wall is interspersed with pointed arches and bastions. The mausoleum is positioned on a high platform with four minarets at its corners. A mosque is found to the west of the main structure and the tomb of Rabia-ul-Durani is placed below the ground, surrounded by an exquisitely-designed, octagonal marble screen. The tips of the pillars are made of red stone and the sun's first rays on the mausoleum leaves its enchanting reflection on the water.

Known and unknown facts about Bibi-ka-Maqbara:

  • built in the year 1678.
  • located around 5km from Aurangabad.
  • It is the result of the cumulative efforts of designer, Ata-ullah and architect, Hanspat Rai.
  • fondly known as the 'Taj of Deccan'.
  • cost of this construction was around Rs.6,68,203 and 7 annas.
  • marble used in the construction was brought from mines near Jaipur.
  • Bibi-ka-Maqbara Festival is organised every October by MTDC.

 

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Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Historical Monuments and Caves
  • Altitude

    513 meters above the average sea level
  • STD Code

    None
  • Best Season

    October - March
  • State/Code

    Aurangabad/431xxx (vary)
  • LANGUAGES

    Marathi, Hindi, English