Taj Mahal’ has been standing tall over the centuries since Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built it in the loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The monument has inspired many of the love stories and that is why it is being said to visit atleast once in your lifetime. But, what if we tell you that it is no more that exclusive now? That’s Right. Such is the beauty of Taj Mahal that this mesmerizing Wonder of the World has number of many more such monuments, some are copied, inspired and cloned. Find out all of the below!
Popularly known as the poor man’s Taj Mahal, Bibi ka Maqbara is a mausoleum built by the Aurangzeb’s son Azam Khan for his mother. The structure looks amazing with 4 minarets adjoining a central domed mausoleum and a lush green garden. The monument is also referred as the Taj of the Deccan.
How can China be far behind in anyway? So, they have created their very own Taj Mahal and placed it in the famous Shenzhen Park. The monument is named as the ‘Window to the World’ by China. The speciality of this park lies in the facts that not only Taj Mahal, it consists of the replicas of all the historic monuments around the world including Leaning Tower of Pisa and Eiffel Tower. Sounds interesting na? Go book flights at lowest airfare to explore the Chinese Taj Mahal and its other attractions.
We can only trust Dubai for much grander version of Taj Mahal than anybody else and that’s indeed true. Set to open in 2018, Taj Arabia is the replica of Taj Mahal which is going to be 4 times larger than the original one. The structure will be a 20 storey hotel with 350 rooms, restaurant and even shops. This fascinating monument is a part of the well known Mughal Gardens area of Dubai.
Also famous as the Brighton Pavilion, this magnificent British structure closely resembles the iconic Taj Mahal. In actuality even the Britishers thought that the Brighton Pavilion is the original piece and not copied. The architect is inspired from the 19th century Indo-Saracenic style of India.
Situated in the national capital of Dhaka, this famous Copycat of Taj Mahal was built by a Bangladeshi filmmaker Ahsanullah Moni in the year 2008. According to him, the real Taj Mahal in Agra has served as an inspiration in 1980 to build and create the replica of it.
Vineyard entrepreneur Bill Harlan visited India in mid-1970s, and he was so inspired with the beauty of historic Taj Mahal that he decided to build a replica for it. Later, he returned to his country and built Sausalito houseboat, the “Taj Mahal”, which seems like a miniature Taj Mahal on the boat.