Bibi Ka Maqbara

  • 4.2

    Location: Begumpura, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431004, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1.30 hours

    The Bibi Ka Maqbara is a tomb located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. This place was commissioned in 1660 by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in memory of his wife Dilras Banu Begum and it’s considered to be a symbol of Aurangzeb’s ‘conjugal fidelity. It bears a striking resemblance to the Taj Mahal, the mausoleum of Aurangzeb’s mother, Mumtaz Mahal.


    This place is one of the most beautiful places in Aurangabad city. The beauty of this place is on another level. The places give you an Amazing vibe. This place is also decorated perfectly. When you entered this place you feel the peachiness of this place. In the evening time, this place looks more beautiful than any other time.


    Front view of Bibi Ka Maqbara

    This place is believed to have been built between 1668 and 1669 C.E. According to the “Tarikh Namah” of Ghulam Mustafa, the cost of construction of the mausoleum was Rs. 668, 203-7  – Aurangzeb allocated only Rs. 700,000 for its construction. 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.

    Inside/Outside Views

    This place is laid out in a char bagh formal garden. It stands at the center of a huge enclosure measuring approximately 458 m and Baradaris or pillared pavilions are located at the center of the north, east, and western parts of the enclosure wall, and, the high enclosure wall is crenelated with pointed arched recesses and bastions at regular intervals and also the recesses are divided by pilasters, crowned with small minarets.

    Visitors in Bibi Ka Maqbara

    The mausoleum is also built on a high square platform with four minarets at its corners, which is approached by a flight of steps from the three sides and an ancient beautiful mosque is found to the west of the main structure, a later addition by the Nizam of Hyderabad, resulting in the closure of the west entrance.

    Opening Hours

    6.00 am to 9.00 pm is the visiting time of this place.

    Entry & Others Fees

    1. For Indians: INR 20
    2. For foreigners: INR 250
    3. For SAARC:INR 20
    4. For BIMSTEC:INR 20

    How to Reach

    By air: Aurangabad airport is the nearby airport to this place. It’s s almost 11 km from this place.

    By rail: Aurangabad railway station is the nearest railway from this place. It’s almost 6 km from this place.

    By road: You can take a bus to reach Aurangabad city first. So the Central bus stand is near this place.  Otherwise, you can take a car to reach this place directly.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must take Water bottles and your necessary things.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes it’s safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: It’s not allowed.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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