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Mohabbat Maqbara, Junagadh Overview

Known as Mausoleum of Bahaduddnbhai Hasainbhai, Mahabat Maqbara is a place is a mausoleum and its unique architecture makes it one of the most important attractions of Junagarh. It houses the tombs of Mohabbat khanji and Bahaduddin Hasainbhai in the Bahaduddinhassainbhai Maqabra and it was built in the late 19th century.

This monument is a unique example of Indo-Islamic and Gothic architecture with finely designed arches, elaborate stone carvings on the walls and windows, silver-decorated portals, the winding staircases encircling its four tall minarets, the old step-well in the grounds and its onion-shaped dome. Jama Masjid is also located nearby.

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Mahabat Maqbara Architecture

The Mahabat Maqbara is a mesmerising union of Indian, Islamic and Gothic styles of architecture. It houses intricate carvings and artistic expertise expressed throughout its structure. 

The Mahabat Maqbara also features arches, pillars and the classic Islamic domes. The central portion of the Maqbara is bracketed with two pillars honing a spiral stairway and individual domes. 

History of the Mahabat Maqbara

Initiated by Mahabat Khanji in 1878, the Mahabat Maqbara further came into complete establishment only in 1892, thus finished by Bahadur Khanji. The city of Junagadh was discovered in 1748 and thus began as a strong British colony from 1807. However, pre-independence the land of Junagadh that houses this monument was under stake.

Although Junagadh did not have any shared boundary in proximity with Pakistan, Mahabat Khan III vouched for the city to merge with latter. However, given the national commotion during the time, Mahabat Khan III shifted to Pakistan, and thus Junagadh and this immensely beautiful architectural piece remained with India. 

How to Reach the Mahabat Maqbara

The Mahabat Maqbara is located at the heart of the city itself, and it quite evidently stands out. The Junagadh Junction is also in proximity to this palace. There are also various modes to get to the Mahabat Maqbara. Autos, buses and even taxis are available. 

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