They say that there can be nothing as beautiful as Taj and we agree. This symbol of love is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and has admirers from across the globe. As we know people get inspired by the best and hence Taj is also an inspiration behind some buildings in the world.
Here we bring for you Seven closest replicas of Taj that may not be built by Shah Jahan but are no less.
Taj Mahal of Bangladesh
Located in Dhaka, this replica of Taj Mahal was built in 2008. It was in 1980 when a wealthy Bangladeshi filmmaker Ahsanullah Moni visited Agra and was mesmerized to see Taj. This inspired him to build a replica of Taj in his country and thus the Bangladeshi Taj came into.
Taj Mahal of China
Well, China is a country known for making replicas of almost everything known to mankind. China has come up with a theme park called Window To The World, that comprises of all the famous historical monuments of the world and Taj Mahal is one of them.
Taj Mahal Houseboat, California
The beauty of Taj Mahal has wooed so many people for ages and one such person was Bill Harlan. A vineyard entrepreneur, Harlan was so mesmerized by the beauty of Taj Mahal that he went back home and built a replica of Taj Mahl on a boat. This Taj Mahal houseboat is no less than a wonder itself.
Taj Mahal of Dubai – Taj Arabia
If you want to witness the beauty of Taj Mahal in Dubai, this is the place for you. Taj Arabia is a hotel construct with a vision to make it on a theme of Taj Mahal and Mughal Gardens. It’s a 20-storey hotel built in an area of approx. 210,000 square feet and also houses nightclub and multi-cuisine restaurant.
Taj Mahal of United Kingdom
The Royal Pavilion, also known as the Brighton Pavilion, is a former royal residence located in Brighton, England. It was built in three stages as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales. It was built in the Indo-Saracenic style prevalent in India for most of the 19th century and looks like a replica of Taj Mahal.
Taj of Deccan or Bibi Ka Maqbara
While Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal in the memory of his beloved wife, there is one Mughal Prince who built a mausoleum in the memory of his mother. Aurangzeb’s Son Azam in the memory of his Mother Dilras Banu Begum built Bibi ka Maqbara which is also called the Taj of Deccan due to its resemblance with Taj Mahal at Agra.
Mini Taj Mahal
Everyone has their own idea of love. 80 years old retired postmaster Faizul Hasan Qadri built a mini Taj Mahal in the memory of his beloved wife in Bulandsheher. Qadri’s mini Taj is a simple 4-cornered structure, with rooms within. Both the monuments have similar looking domes, but while the Taj Mahal is flanked by 4 minarets that are 130 feet high, Qadri’s mini Taj is surrounded by 4 minarets that are over 27 feet tall.
I am sure you are delighted to see these beautiful replicas of Taj.