Shah Jehan erected the Taj Mahal in 1648 as a tribute to his wife. The Taj Mahal is “not a work of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passions of an emperor’s love carved in living stones,” as English poet Sir Edwin Arnold put it. It’s a tribute to women’s built-in marble, and that’s how you should appreciate it.” It is regarded as the pinnacle of romantic expression, and we have rarely seen someone go to such measures to build a Taj Mahal-style home for their loved one in modern times.
The Taj Mahal took almost two decades to build, and workers were sent in from as far as Armenia, Italy, France, and Turkey to help. A guy in Madhya Pradesh attempted to replicate the achievement by giving his wife a duplicate of the Taj Mahal, which took three years to construct.
According to an article on India Today, Burhanpur resident Anand Chokse has always wondered why the Taj Mahal was not erected in his city because Shah Jahan’s wife Mumtaz died there. The Taj Mahal was supposed to be erected on the banks of the Tapti River, but it was instead built in Agra. His Taj Mahal-inspired four-bedroom home is an identical duplicate of the Taj Mahal.
Here are some interior shots of the house:
“There were numerous challenges in the construction of a mansion like Taj Mahal,” remarked the engineer who designed it. This is due to the fact that they had to extensively study the real Taj Mahal for this. The Taj Mahal, for example, has a 29-foot-high dome. It features a big hall, two bedrooms on the first floor, and two bedrooms on the second floor. There’s also a kitchen, a library, and a meditation room. Carvers from Bengal and Indore have been enlisted to carve the interior of this home. The award for Indian Constructing Ultratech Outstanding Structure of MP was given to this residence.”
According to the article, the property boasts Taj Mahal-style towers and ‘Makrana’ marble floors imported from Rajasthan. Makrana marble, which was used in the Taj Mahal, has now been designated as a ‘Global Heritage Stone.’
According to the source, the lighting both inside and outside the house is designed to shine in the dark, just like the genuine Taj Mahal.