Bibi Ka Maqbara

Bibi ka Maqbara meaning Tomb of the lady or in verbatim “Mausoleum or grave of the lady” was erected in 1678-79 by Aurangzeb’s son Prince Azam Shah in memory of his mother, Begum Rabia Durani.

Built-in a late Mughal style of architectural design, loosely resembling the Taj Mahal of Agra, but not so elegant thereby earning a sobriquet as “poor man’s Taj Mahal”. It has all the features of Mughal architectural ornamentation though not as graceful as other monuments due to the fading era of the Mughal dynasty.

Whatever the shortcomings, the structure stands in the middle of a spacious and poised landscaped garden designed with water channel fountains and exotic ponds flanked by broad pathways.

Continue Reading