A man gifted his wife a house that looks like the Taj Mahal, it took three years to build
A replica of the Taj Mahal of Agra in Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh has been built as a luxurious house. Incidentally, just as Shah Jahan had erected the iconic monument as a symbol of love for his wife, so too is the building gifted by the man to his wife.
Anand Chokse, a resident of Burhanpur, always wondered why the Taj Mahal was not built in his city of Burhanpur, as Shah Jahan's wife Mumtaz had died in the same city. It is said that the Taj Mahal was to be built on the banks of the Tapti River but was later built in Agra.
It took three years to build this 4-bedroom house, which is an exact copy of the Taj Mahal.
The engineer who built the house said that there are many challenges in building a house. He studied the real Taj Mahal closely. He sought help from artists from Bengal and Indore for the carvings inside the house.
The dome of the house is at a height of 29 feet. It has towers like the Taj Mahal and the floor of the house is made from 'Makrana' of Rajasthan and the furniture is made by the artisans of Mumbai.
It has a large hall, 2 bedrooms downstairs, 2 bedrooms upstairs, a library, and a meditation hall.
Not only this, the lighting has been done both inside and outside the house in such a way that this house glows in the dark like the real Taj Mahal.