It is an replica of one of 7 wonders Taj Mahal. Built by Prince Azam Shah in memory of his Mother Rabia-ul-Durrani - Aurangazeb's Wife. It lacked charm of Taj Mahal but still attracts tourist for its replication of Taj Mahal. Best time to visit during sunrise or sunset.
After the scrumptious meal, around 3.30 pm, we took an auto to Paanchakki – Water Mill (Rs. 60 – had to bargain here from Rs. 80). Paanchakki is attached to the dargah of Baba Shah Musafir, a Sufi saint is located in a garden near the Mahumed Darwaza and consist of a Mosque, Madrassa, Kacheri, Minister’s house, Sarai and houses for Zananas. There was a 600 years old Banyan tree next to the cistern. The arrangement is such that the water is made to fall into the Panchakki cistern from quite a height in order to generate the necessary power to drive the mill. We went around exploring the area, and left Paanchakki by 4.30 pm. Hired an auto again for Rs. 40 to Bibi-Ka-Maqbara. We got the tickets (Rs. 15/- per head), went in, being Saturday, it was crowded. (Bibi-Ka-Maqbara is a beautiful mausoleum of Rabia-ul-Daurani alias Dilras Banu Begum, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb. This mausoleum is believed to be constructed by Prince Azam Shah in memory of his mother between 1651 and 1661 A.D. This mausoleum draws its inspiration from the world famous Taj Mahal of Agra and hence it is rightly known as the Dakkhani Taj (Taj of the Deccan).
Bibi ka MaqbaraAfter exploring Ajanta caves we came back to Aurangabad and visit this monument called Bibi ka Maqbara which also called replica of the great Taj Mahal.
Bibi Ka Maqbara is a not as breathtaking as the Taj Mahal, which it inevitably draws comparison from. Neverthless, it is worth a visit!