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Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad

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Architectural Building
Often compared to the Taj Majal, Bibi Ka Maqbara was constructed by Azam Shah in memory of his mother. Stroll through the formal garden with pillared pavilions located at the center of northern, eastern, and western sections of the enclosure wall. The entire estate may lack in maintenance, but unlike the real Taj, it offers a more relaxed atmosphere and remains a fine example of 17th-century Mughal architecture. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Bibi Ka Maqbara by using our Aurangabad trip itinerary planner.
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  • Not as impressive as the Taj, but a good attempt though. Worth a visit when in Aurangabad. Nothing more than that.  more »
  • You miss Taj, visit Bibi Maqbara. Only 10% is made of Marble. Shortage of water had dried up all the greenery.  more »
  • We went there after sunset and were not very happy with the experience. We were under the impression that it would be lit but to our vain, it was not done sufficiently.  more »
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  • A mini taj of aurangabad though it's not that well maintained, the primary structure is well contended I visited here in nov 2016 the place was not that kuch crowded. a must visit if u have seen real taj mahal and want to compare
  • A replica of the Taj Mahal in Agra, it is an architectural marvel. Made fully out of marble, this is the tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb's wife Rabia Durani. It was built by Azam Shah, the Emperor's son and was completed in 1678. Often called the 'Taj of the Deccan', this is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Aurangabad, along with the Ajanta & Ellora Caves. This place is a must visit for any traveler in town. Unfortunately, due to insufficient maintenance of the structure and its surroundings, the monument's charm has faded over the years. Specifically, the white marble has turned blackish in multiple parts of the monument. Even though the visiting hours are till 10PM, there is insufficient light in the whole area. So it is recommended to visit only during day time.
  • The place has lost all its glory. Formally known as a look alike of taj mahal now it's as absolutely no similarity what so ever. The whit marble has been blackened by the cities polution and the fountains are struck by the cities water crisis. The garden are very poorly maintained. The entry price are a megere 5 rupees which may be the reason for its poor maintenance.
  • If the Taj Mahal at Agra reflects the zenith and glory of the Mughal empire, the Bibi Ka Maqbara indicates the fading and declining state of the empire. This is also referred to as the 'Deccani Taj' and is a poor and inaccurate replica of the Taj Mahal, mainly built with brick and mortar. (Without the extensive marble surfacing as in the real Taj.) Located in the older part of the city, the approach roads can be a little bit crowded at times. Google maps + GPS save you the hassle of asking for directions in the maze of older Aurangabad. Friday evenings can be quite a bit of a crowd, since visitors to a nearby mosque also walk over to Bibi Ka Maqbara for a visit. If you want to experience the place at peace, weekdays are the best time. Ample parking space available outside. But condition of the toilets is quite bad. Though no where close to the Taj, this building has its own charm in terms of architecture and historical importance. Ideal visit: - Go on a weekday evening. - Walk around the Bibi Ka Maqbara and enjoy the lawns. - Savor a Irani chai at one of the shops nearby.
  • It is very good historical place. the construction of Bibi ka maqbara is excellent.it is also called as taj of deccan.it is very good for visiting..