Bibi Ka Maqbara - the mini Taj Mahal , Aurangabad, India

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Bibi Ka Maqbara is an outstanding mausoleum, located 5 kilometer from Auragabad , Maharashtra. Accurately means 'Tomb of the Lady', which was erected by Prince Azam shah, son of Emperor Aurangzeb, in the late 17 th century as a affectionate honour to his mother, Rabia-ul-Daurani, also known as Dilras Banu Begum. Otherwise known as Mini Taj, the vault is far less decorative than Taj Mahal constructed by his grandfather Emperor Shah Jahan in Agra for his much-loved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

The construction job on the mausoleum commenced during the year 1651 and it took more or less ten years to get it completed. The tomb stands in a area of 1,3700 square meters. Set in the middle of large brilliant background of Moghal style gardens and bounded by lofty walls with fortress set at spaces and open pavilions on three sides, it is an brilliant instance of Persian Architecture.

when / best Season / time to visit : November to February
Timings : 8 AM to 6 PM

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