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Bibi-qa-Maqbara means The Tomb of the Lady and it is the mausoleum of Rabia -ud-Daurani (Dilras Banu Begum), the wife of the Emperor Aurangazeb. The mausoleum was constructed by her son prince Azam Khan in 1679. He could not use as much money as he wanted to, so the monument, is built in limestone instead of marble as he wanted to. For this it has been called the Poor man’s Taj, and also Mini Taj, as it resembles Taj Mahal in Agra.
The mausoleum stands in the middle of an enclosed garden. In the garden there are ponds, fountains, paths and pavilions and it is a nice and quiet place to walk around in.
Bibi-qa-Maqbara is open every day from early morning to 22.00. Admission for foreigners was Rs 100 (June 2010).
Directions: In the northwestern part of Aurangabad.
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