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Taj of the Deccan : Bibi-Ka-Maqbara

May 24, 2016

Bibi Ka Maqbara is situated about 5 kms from the Aurangabad city of maharashtra, the burial place of Aurangzeb’s wife, Rabia-ud-Daurani. Aurangzeb’s son built this monument in 1679 AD in memory of his mother. It is an imitation of the Taj Mahal at Agra.


Entrance to Bibi Ka Maqbara

Entry to the mausoleum is through a main entrance gate on its south, which has foliage designs on brass plate on wood covering from the exterior.


Bibi Ka Maqbara

After passing through the entrance a small tank is provided and a low profile screen wall leads to the main structure. The screened pathway has a series of fountains at its centre. The mausoleum is built on a high square platform with four minarets at the corners. The main body is square (Taj is Octagonal) with a marble dome over it.


Artwork on the walls of Bibi Ka Maqbara


Artwork on the walls of Bibi Ka Maqbara

The artwork on the walls and dome is quite intricate and the lattice windows on all sides are a marvel to look at.


Tomb of Rabia Durani (Bibi ka Maqbara)

The mortal remains of the Queen Rabia-ud-Daurani are at the basement level which is out of reach for tourists but can be viewed from the ground level through an opening.

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