Taj Mahal is globally recognized as a symbol of true love. But it’s also a symbol of labor, finesse, and architectural brilliance. But what if we told you that Taj Mahal, one of the 7 Wonders of the World, has 7 replicas! Don’t believe us? Check this out:
1)Bibi ka Maqbara
Bibi-qa-Maqbara is fondly known as the poor man’s Taj Mahal. Built by Aurangzeb’s son Azam Khan as a mausoleum for his mother Rabia-ud-Daurani, this is a prominent monument in Aurangabad that is also referred to as the Taj of the Deccan.
2)Taj Mahal of China
China has built its very own version of Taj Mahal. This one is located at a theme park in Shenzhen, and is called the Window to the World. The park has replicas of other famous monuments too, including the likes of Eiffel Tower and Leaning Tower of Pisa.
3)Taj Mahal of Dubai – Taj Arabia
Taj Arabia is 4 times larger than the original Taj Mahal in Agra! Taj Arabia is a 20-storey hotel accommodating 350 rooms, restaurants and even shops. This structure is a part of the famous Mughal Gardens area of Dubai, a 210000 sq feet.
4)Royal Pavilion, Brighton, UK
Even the United Kingdom has its own version of the Taj Mahal! The Royal Pavilion, also known as the Brighton Pavilion, is a British monument famous for resembling the iconic Taj Mahal.
5)Taj Mahal of Bangladesh
Located in the capital city of Dhaka, the Taj Mahal of Bangladesh was built by a Bangladeshi filmmaker Ahsanullah Moni. His travels to the real Taj Mahal in Agra served as inspiration, and he built this replica in his own country as part of a movie set, hoping it would stay on and draw more tourists to Dhaka.
6)Taj Mahal Houseboat, Sausalito, California
Bill Harlan was so inspired by his visit to the Taj Mahal in the mid-1970s that he decided to build a replica of it! Upon his return to California he started construction of the Taj Mahal Houseboat, which, as the name suggests, is a version of Taj Mahal on a boat.
7) Humayun’s Tomb
The Humayun’s Tomb is older than the Taj Mahal! In fact, it is believed that the design and layout of Taj Mahal is heavily inspired from that of Humayun’s Tomb. Humayun’s Tomb was built by Akbar, and is located in the capital city of India, New Delhi.