The Taj Mahal 2nd Part (Bibi Ka Maqbara)

Taj Mahal Aurangabad

  Taj Mahal Aurangabad


Bibi Ka Maqbara is a maqbara located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra  India. It was     commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in the late 17th century in the   memory of his first wife, Dilras Banu Begum (also known as Rabia Durrani). It bears a striking resemblance to the famous Taj Mahal, the mausoleum of her mother-in-law, Mumtaz Mahal. Aurangzeb was not much interested in architecture, though he had built the small, but elegant, Pearl Mosque at Delhi. The Bibi Ka Maqbara was the largest structure that he had to his credit.


The comparison to the Taj Mahal has often obsecured its very own considerable charm. The monument is also called the Dakkhani Taj (Taj of the Deccan).

Bibi Ka Maqbara is the principal monument of Aurangabad[2] and its historic city. An inscription found on the main entrance door mentions that this mausoleum was designed and erected by Ata-ullah, an architect and Hanspat Rai, an engineer respectively.Ata-ullah was the son of Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, the principal designer of the Taj Mahal.