Taj of Deccan, Aurangabad, Maharashtra

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24 Responses

  1. A nice post with lovely pictures.
    Thank you for dropping by at my space.

  2. GMG says:

    Hi, here I am trying to recapture your last posts. Loved to see this Taj, though the other is much more impressive…
    Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter. I’m still strolling around the streets of Sofia.
    Have a great weekend!

  3. guru says:

    While appreciating the architectural beauty of the Taj of Agra or the taj of Deccan , we need to temper it with the thought of the hardship inflicted on the slave labour used in the construction of these monuments. There are reasons to believe that majority of the slaves were mostly non-muslims and many of them would have perished during construction of these monuments.

    Many historians have attempted to put a positive spin on Aurangazeb and his life saying he was a man of simplicity and a devoted muslim. Hidden under this garb was a fanatic muslim who imposed sharia on all which included Hindus and adding insult to injury he also imposed an outrageous tax on each Hindu called jeziya. He ruled for a long time and inflicted misery on his subjects who were predominantly non-muslims.

  4. shubd says:

    Hi Indrani

    I hv seen the Biwi ka Maqbara. So the pics and ur write up did bring back memories . I was particularly taken up with the fact that since marble was beyond budget ..they had seshells pounded and used onthe outer surface to give it is milk white sheen . Amazing edifice .

    Thanks for your comments on the (hindi)poem .
    Do visit again . 🙂

  5. Celine: Thanks!

    GMG: I am glad you liked it!

    Guru: Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

    shubd: Sure! and thanks to you too!

  6. Helmi says:

    A stunning monument indeed..and it appears there are fewer tourists than at the Taj Mahal at any given time..

    Ah..there is still too many places on my list I haven’t visited yet..


  7. Ps says:

    I have a similar post on my blog–with similar pics!Even I was impressed when i first saw it.

  8. I didn’t even know this place existed ….

  9. i havent seen the original Taj but seen this one. So when u mentioned the Taj of Deccan in sm other post I thought it has to be this place!

  10. Yogi Saraswat says:

    Another Taj Mahal -Bibi ka maqbara ! Have listen about it but never read much about it . Thank you very much for sharing this place . Hope you will be at actual Taj Mahal very soon.

  11. Mridula says:

    How have you managed not to see Taj? It is worth a visit!

  12. Differ by identity only, otherwise at first sight looks like Taj Mahal.

  13. Wow! At first, I thought it is the Taj Mahal. Stunning captures and wonderful description.

  14. Great post..It was a virtual tour to the remarkable mausoleum which I had the opportunity to visit during my childhood. The author had nicely highlighted the architectural splendors of the by-gone Mughal era..

  15. Brilliant presentation with nice pictures

  16. Sapana says:

    It is so much like Taj Mahal. Many of my friends have been to this place. Very well presented . Wonderful photos.

  17. shweta says:

    It is a Taj Mahal replica but the carvings are richer there….awesome captures and description Indrani 🙂

  18. It’s indeed a mini Taj. Didn’t know about it. Thanks for sharing with amazing clicks and historical facts. 🙂

  19. vishal says:

    Beautiful Photos 🙂

  20. Saumy Nagayach says:

    I read about it a few months ago but wasn’t aware of the fact that this is so very similar to The Taj Mahal. Wonderfully presented 🙂

  21. It is most beautiful !! Loved looking at the pics 🙂

  22. amsang says:

    Beautiful architecture. Even more beautiful that it has been built in the honor of a mother. Nice pictures.

  23. Kerry says:

    Thank you for posting this, beautiful architecture 🙂