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Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad
The Bibi Ka Maqbara is a famous monument found near Aurangabad. Situated 5 km away from Aurangabad, the Bibi ka Maqbara was built in 1678 by Aurangzeb’s son, Prince Azam Shah in the memory of his mother Begum Rabia Durani.
Ata Ullah was the architect of this Mausolem, and he intended to replicate the famous Taj Mahal. However, despite the layout that comes close to Taj Mahal, the architecture fails to reproduce the aura of Taj. Hence it is considered to be a poor imitation of the same.
Standing spectacularly on the lawns of the landscaped garden with ponds, fountains and water channels, the memorial is built of sandstone with plastered walls and has a marble dome. The enclosure of the tomb is made of marble and is octagonal.
Visiting hours for the monument are from 8 am to 6 pm, the entry fee for which is Rs. 10 for Indians and Rs. 100 for Foreigners.