2nd Taj Mahal Of india –
There is a landmark indistinguishable to the popular, Taj Mahal, constructed by none other than Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s grandson “Prince Azam Shah”. Known as “Bibi Ka Maqbara” (Tomb of the Lady), it was fabricated by Prince Azam Shah, the son of Aurangzeb, somewhere around 1651 and 1661 A.D, in the memory of his mom, “Dilras Banu Begum”. Bibi ka Maqbara isnt as great as Taj Mahal, even thus, it is a design wonder with complicated outlines, cut themes, forcing structure and wonderfully finished Mughal-style garden. Because of its solid similarity to the Taj Mahal, it is affectionately called the “Taj of the Deccan”.
1. “Bibi Ka Maqbara” is arranged 5 km far from Aurangabad.
2. The planner of the landmark was a Persian named “Ustad – Ata – Ullah”. The engraving on the dividers of the tomb uncovers that it costed Rs. 665,283 and 7 Annas to assemble this landmark i.e. Aurangzeb allotted just Rs. 7,00,000 for its development.
3. Bibi Ka Maqbara has four towering minarets like Taj Mahal. An octagonal grid screen of white marble encompasses the raised plinth supporting Rabia Daurani’s grave inside the tomb. The tips of its columns are made of red stone. The landmark turns out to be so excellence when its appearance falls on the water when the sun’s first beams fall on it.
4. In spite of the design and encompassing of the tomb is all that much like Taj Mahal, by one means or another the structural engineering neglects to deliver the enchantment of the Taj. Thus, it is thought to be a poor impersonation of the Taj Mahal.
5. The development chip away at the sepulcher was begun in the year 1651 and it took pretty nearly 10 years to finish it.
6. The tomb remains in a square of 1,37,00 sq. meters.
7. Set in the midst of extensive wonderfully arranged Mughal-style cultivates exactly 457 by 274 meters and encompassed by high dividers with bastions set at interim, and open structures on three sides, it is a fantastic sample of Persian Architecture.