Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful tombstones in India. But did you know that it has a distant relative in Aurangabad, Maharashtra? We are talking about Bibi KaMaqbara also known as Taj of The Deccan, a mausoleum which bears a striking resemblance to Taj Mahal. To those who don’t know, Taj Mahal and Bibi-Ka-Maqbara are indeed related. We’ve listed down 5 reasons to explore "Taj of The Deccan"
An inscription on the main entrance door mentions that Bibi KaMaqbara was designed and erected by Ata-Ulla, an architect and Hanspat Rai, an engineer correspondingly. Ata-Ulla was the son of Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, the main creative designer of the Taj Mahal.
It is considered that the mausoleum was built between 1651 and 1661. The cost incurred for its construction was Rs. 6, 68,203 – 7, 00,000.
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