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TajMahal vs Biwi ka Maqbara

Updated on January 4, 2008

Taj and Mini Taj

The Taj Mahal is located in Agra, India. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife - Mumtaz Mahal.A few easy to read facts about Taj Mahal - It was constructed over a period of 22 years between 1631 and 1653 AD with a Cost of US$8 Million.

Taj mahal is 200KM (110Miles) from Delhi Capital of India. It takes 4 hours by Road and 20 minutes by Air. There are Numerious Trains between Major Cities of India and Agra.

Hotel Mughal Sheraton and Jaypee Palace are 5 star Deluxe Hotel under 10KM (6 Miles) from the Airport. The Room rates range from US$300-$500 per person. There are other 3 Start and 4 Star hotels which ranges from $75 to $300/Person/Day.

The best way to Travel around Agra is to Hire a Local Guide and a Tourist Cab .

If we travel west of India there is "Bibi Ka Maqbara"(Tomb of the Lady') is another monument built by the moghuls with the look alike of Taj mahal . It was built by Prince Azam Shah, son of Emperor Aurangzeb, in the late 17th century, It has earned the name 'poor man's Taj' . It is situated in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The comparison to the Taj Mahal has resulted in a general ignorance of the monument.But It is worth a visit . If you are visitng mumbai - it is just few hour drive from mumbai . It is an an overnight ride in an air-conditioned coach on the Express train from Mumbai. There is a daily service of this train.

Aurangabad is mainly famous for renowned Ajanta and Ellora caves, the major tourist attraction in this region .Tomorrow I will write about Ajanta and Ellora.

Bibi ka Maqbara
Bibi ka Maqbara
Taj Mahal reflection
Taj Mahal reflection
Taj Ariel View
Taj Ariel View


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      2 years ago

      i agree

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      3 years ago

      information should be updated correctly

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      4 years ago

      its bibi not biwi pagal

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      4 years ago

      mamja wd

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      4 years ago

      Your heading is not correct . It's bibi ka maqbara. Correct it.

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      6 years ago

      I am very glad to visit Taj mahal.It is truly dream in marble and true symbol of love.But Biwwi ka Maqbara is another monuments which show love towards his mother from son daring his father Aurangeb strict rule not to build any monuments.

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      7 years ago

      biwi ka maqbara is nothing near taj mahal

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      Sumit Banerjee 

      8 years ago

      Mr.Khandare,Im agree with you.There is lack of maintenance inside the compound. Its a great monument to watch but it is neglected in terms of maintenance.

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      suesh khandare 

      8 years ago

      Just now visited to Aurangabad city and seen

      Ajant, Ellora, Biwwi Ka Makabara. It is regret to inform that there is no maintenance for specially Biwi Ka Makbara peoples are chewing pan masalas and spitting all over area and childrens are playing cricket inside the compound.

      Suresh Khandare


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