India.. Many foreigners do talk about “Taj Mahal” as soon as they think of India. Taj Mahal is treated as an icon of love of a husband towards his wife. But very seldom people know that in India the iconic constructions were not only built on the fond memories of the wife but also on the Mother. “ Bibi-Ka-Maqbara “ is one of the unique example for it which we need to look at with the pride and respect the Heritage culture of the country.
This beautiful mausoleum of Dilras Banu Begum, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb is located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. This mausoleum is believed to be constructed by Prince Azam Shah in memory of his mother between 1651 and 1661 A.D. It was supposed to be a replica of the great ‘Taj Mahal’.
Though it cannot be compared to the Taj Mahal. Bibi ka Maqbara has its own charm and silence. The garden area is beautiful and well maintained.
Perhaps Indian tourism Board should focus more on this monument to make this as famous as Tajmahal. 😛