Thursday, July 09, 2009

Bibi Ka Maqbara / Mini Taj Mahal / Poor man’s Taj Mahal

Bibi Ka Maqbara / Mini Taj Mahal / Poor man’s Taj Mahal is situated at a distance of 5 km from the Aurangabad city of India. It was built for Rabia-ul-Daurani, alias Dilras Banu Begum, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. It was built by. Prince Azam Shah, the son of Aurangzeb in the memory of his mother.

Daulatabad Fort

History :
Daulatabad fort is located at distance of 13km from Aurangabad.Hill-fortress of Devagiri/Daulatabad constructed on a conical hill.It was constructed by Yadava kings of Devagiri in 12th century.Mohammad bin Tughlaq conquererd this fort in 13th century and shifted his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad.It was in hands of Bahmani kings in 14th century and under Mughals in 16th Century.
Important Places :
Chand Minar :Chand Minar is a four storied tower inside the Daulatabad Fort.It was
built as a 'Tower of Victory' by Ala-ud-din Bahmani, after he managed to take over
the fort in 1435.
Chini Mahal : Chini Mahal served as the detention center of Abdul Hasan Tana Shah,
the last king of Golconda, in 1687. He remained here for 13 years until his death.
How to Reach :
Road : It is 13 KM from Aurangabad.Aurangabad is well connected to all cities of
Rail : Nearest rail head Aurangabad,which well connected to Hyderabad,Pune and
Air : Nearest air port is Aurangabad.


Chand Minar

Chini Mahal

Ellore caves

Ellora is a world heritage site.It contains cave temples with almost 34 caves. They date back 350 A.D. and 700 A.D.The rock temples represent three faiths - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
16th cave ,Siva temple, is carved out of Mountain.

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