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Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad

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·  Winter: 10°C-32°C
·  Monsoon: June-September<

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 06:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 09:30 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week.

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 10
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 100
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Known for its resemblance with Agra’s Taj Mahal, Bibi ka Maqbara is a beautiful mausoleum and a popular tourist spot in Maharashtra. Interestingly, Taj Mahal was commissioned by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal and Bibi ka Maqbara was commissioned by his grandson Azam Shah for his mother Dilras Banu Begum. Another interesting aspect is that this monument was designed by Ata-Ullah, whose father Ustad Ahmad Lahauri was the chief designer of Taj Mahal.

Though not as splendid as Taj Mahal, this mausoleum is admirable for its architectural elements like impressive foliage designs, carved motifs, intricate details, marble dome and woodwork. Other highlights of the monument include lush green lawns, rows of beautiful trees, pools and fountains, a mosque and a serene environment. Popularly, it is known as Dakhani Taj or Taj of the Deccan.  

Road: Board a public transport bus from any one of the neighbouring towns or cities like Nashik, Mumbai and Pune to reach Aurangabad which boasts of excellent road connectivity. Apart from ordinary and AC buses, there are taxis and rented cars available with private tour operators in these cities that can be hired for the journey. The monument located about 5 km. from the city bus stand is conveniently accessible.

Railway: Aurangabad Railway Station is only about 6 km. from the monument and cabs and auto-rickshaws are available to cover the distance. The station offers regular trains to and from popular destinations like Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Nashik and Chennai.

Airway: Aurangabad Airport is at the distance of about 10 km. from the monument and taxis are available at the airport for this small trip. Tourists from Delhi, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur and Mumbai can board the flights to reach the historic place.