Bibi Ka Maqbara

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    • Day 6

      Bibi Ka Maqbara

      October 6, 2023 in India ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

      Gestern abend fragte mich der Taxi Fahrer schon, wie ich zu den Höhlen kommen wolle. Ich sagte, mit dem Tuc Tuc. Leider fahren dort keine Tuc Tucs hin und in einer blöden Gruppe wollte ich sie auch nicht besichtigen.
      So hatte ich heute meinen ganz speziellen Taxifahrer Azeem. Er hat immer auf Hindi in sein Handy gesprochen und auf englisch kam es raus.
      Zuerst fuhren wir zum Mausoleum Bibi Ka Maqbara.
      Die kleine Schwester vom Taj Mahal.
      Zum Gedenken an seine Frau ( Bibi) hat der Inder 10 Jahre daran bauen lassen. Er selbst hat sich unter freiem Himmel bestatten lassen.
      Ich dachte, hier könnte man ein Märchen drehen...
      Am Boden von dem Mausoleum liegen viele Münzen, ich habe auch eine rein geschmissen und was gewünscht
      Einmal im Jahr, wird der Boden geleert und das gesamte Geld kommt Kindern in der Umgebung zu Gute!! Das finde ich gut!
      Der Eintritt unterschied sich sehr...Ausländer müssen 10 mal soviel Eintritt zahlen wie Inder.
      Soll mir wohl recht sein, wenn das auch den Kindern zufließt.
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    • Day 24–25

      Aurangabad Day 2

      February 27 in India ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

      We spent our second day in Aurangabad exploring some alternative spots.

      Most notable was the Taj Mahal copy-cat monument, Bibi Ka Maqbara, which was commissioned in 1660 by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb's son prince Azam Shah in the memory of his mother Dilras Banu Begum. But his dad didn't allow all the same expenses as used on the Taj Mahal so it's considered the poorer cousin. We got A LOT of photo requests while here, which you can get a feel for in the photo by how many people are staring at us. After a point we had to start saying no, which felt even more awkward and led us to do more research as to the motivation and purpose of the photos later on. We'd of been there for 30 mins taking photos with everyone if we'd said yes to then all.

      We then went for a lovely evening meal of grilled chicken, nann bread and dessert at the Canary Wharf equivalent neighbourhood based on the number of collared workings there.

      On day 3 of Aurangabad we were getting a 5.30pm overnight bus to Ahmedabad, so we killed time by visiting the local park which had a great display of "superhero" status and where we got talking to a guy who didn't speak good English but who we managed to learn was a graphic designer and had a daughter and was sleeping in the park.

      We then got caught in an almighty rain storm, which started in strong dusty winds and then thunder, while trying to locate our bus stop. Amazing we found it and sheltered in time to completely miss getting wet and it stopped on time for us to step out for the bus.

      The bus was a 15 hour journey arriving at 8 am. It was quite an experience and pretty comfortable. After you got used to the rocking of the bus as we overtook any vehicle in our way, it was really relaxing and much more comfortable sharing this than the single hard beds in the train. Next stop Ahmedabad.
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    • Day 51


      March 5, 2016 in India ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

      במאוזוליאום ביביקאמאקאבארה, העתק לא ממש טוב של הטאז' מאהל שנבנה ארבעים שנים קודם

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