Bibi ka Maqbara located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra is also known as the “Taj of Deccan” or the second Taj Mahal and Mini taj mahal of India. Which has equality with the prestigious Taj Mahal of Agra. bibi ka Maqbara is Rabia ul – Daurani aka Dilras Banu Begum has a beautiful tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. ‘Bibi Ke Tomb’ was constructed in Agra, one of the seven wonders of the world, inspired by the Taj Mahal.
About Bibi ka Maqbara
Bibi ka Maqbara was built by Aurangzeb in memory of Rabia ul -Daurani alias Dilras Banu Begum between 1651 and 1661. Rabia ul – Daurani Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb was the main and most beloved wife. This attractive monument resembles the Taj Mahal, with the aim of creating a copy of the Taj Mahal to make this monument, the work began with the purpose, but for some reason, it could not be built exactly like the Taj Mahal. Due to this people also came to know the tomb of this wife, the Taj Mahal of the poor or the second Taj Mahal.
History of Bibi ka Maqbara
Bibi ka Maqbara which is a memorial with mythological and very fine carvings and beautiful architecture located in Aurangabad in the state of Maharashtra. The 17th (1651–1661 AD) is built during the century. Historians believe that this memorial named BV’s Tomb was buried on Aurangzeb’s wife Dilras Bano Begum, who was his first wife.
Aurangzeb’s son Azam Shah started the task to make a tomb for his mother by copying the Taj Mahal built by his grandfather Shah Jahan, whose architect who was the son of the architect Taj Mahal was the son of Ustad Ahmed Lahori, but due to the low budget Could not make it exactly like the Taj Mahal.
Some historians say that due to not being a skilled laborer, its shape could not be made like the Taj Mahal, so some historians also say that Aurangzeb was not so interested in making it, because of this it is completely due to the Taj Mahal. Could not become kind. Different people make different arguments about making this monument. Due to these reasons, it is known by the names of the Taj Mahal’s Fudh figure, the Taj Mahal of the poor, or the second Taj Mahal, etc.
Bibi ka Maqbara Architecture
Located in Aurangabad, this mythological monument is famous for the tomb of Aurangzeb’s first wife Dilras Bano Begum. It was largely copied to a memorial called the Taj Mahal in building a memorial called Bibi’s Tomb. Four minars have also been built at all four corners of this tomb.
The beauty and carvings of this maqbara have been done in such a fine way that it looks very attractive to see. Here too, the Taj Mahal, water fountains, beautiful courtyards, tombs under the dome, and many more can be seen. The second monument, known as the Taj Mahal, was built at much lower prices with the help of marble and plaster.
Many people and tourists have questions in their mind of why the Tomb of Bibi’s tomb is called Deccan’s Taj “or” Dekhani Taj. The structure of Bibi’s tomb is exactly similar to the Taj Mahal. It was designed like the Taj Mahal, which is why Bibi’s tomb is also addressed as “Deccan Ke Taj” or “Dekhani Taj”.
Bibi ka Maqbara opens and closure
• 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
Entry fee of Bibi ka Maqbara
• For Indian tourists: 10 rupees
• For foreign tourists: Rs 250
Best time to visit Bibi ka Maqbara
You can go here whenever you get time in the whole year at your convenience. But if we talk about a good time to visit this Bibi ka Maqbara, then the time is considered to be the time between October to February. Because at this time the temperature is not high nor low, that is, perfect weather is found to go here.
How did reach Bibi ka Maqbara?
The nearest airport Aurangabad has an airport which is located about 10 km away from Bibi ka Maqbara.
The nearest railway station Aurangabad falls in the south-central region of Indian Railways. The city is well connected by the Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Pune, Nagpur, and Shirdi railroads.
Aurangabad is well connected to many other major cities of India including Nagpur, Mumbai Pune, so it is quite easy and comfortable to travel by road and reach Bibi’s tomb. Regular AC buses from Mumbai and Pune to Aurangabad are operated here by the Maharashtra government.
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