Bahu Begum Ka Maqbara, Ayodhya - Timings, History, Best Time to Visit

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Distance (From Ayodhya Junction): 8 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: On The Maqbara Road

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 8 km from Ayodhya Junction, Bahu Begum ka Maqbara is a mausoleum located on the Maqbara Road in Faizabad. It is one of the most popular heritage places in Uttar Pradesh, and among the best tourist places in Ayodhya.

Bahu Begum ka Maqbara is the tomb of Begum Unmatuzzohra Bano, the wife of Nawab Suja-ud-Daula. The mausoleum was commissioned by Nawab Suja-ud-Daula in the memory of his loving wife. It was built in 1816 at a whopping amount of three lakh rupees in an attempt to recreate the grandeur of the Taj Mahal. Hence it is popularly known as the 'Taj Mahal of the East'. It is the tallest monument in Faizabad and is best known for its magnificent architectural design.

A wonderful example of Awadhi architecture, the Bahu Begum ka Makbara has three domes, intricately designed interiors, and marvelously done walls and ceilings. The white marble retains its sheen and when seen in the moonlight, seems to give the tomb sheen of immortality. Rising to a height of 42 m, it provides a beautiful view of the colorful Faizabad and its surroundings. The monument is maintained by the Archaeological Department of India.

Timings: 7 AM - 4 PM

Entry: Free