Taj Mahal Replicas To Visit To Revel In The Glory Of The Eternal Testament To Love

The Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, is a famous historical monument in India. Because it's so loved, people around the world have built many copies to honour this iconic structure. Read on as we highlight the best of these Taj Mahal replicas for you to visit.

Published On Feb 14, 2024 | Updated On Mar 07, 2024

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Taj Mahal, Agra, widely considered the most remarkable representation of the Mughal opulence, is an integral part of the rich Indian heritage. A beautiful example of the intricate and glorious architectural style that the Mughals helped make so admired that it continues to impress even after all these centuries. One of the crown jewels of this splendid architectural style is the Taj Mahal. The allure of this stunning historical monument can be ascertained by the many Taj Mahal replicas worldwide. Each one stunning in its way, the legacy of the Taj Mahal has become a global phenomenon, befitting this exquisite wonder of the world. From replicas in India to Colombia, Dubai, etc., these Taj Mahal replicas are a spectacular homage to the Taj Mahal.

Popular Taj Mahal replicas in the world

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Known as the ‘Taj Mahal of the Deccan,’ Bibi ka Maqbara was commissioned by Aurangzeb in 1661, to be built in memory of his consort. Taking direct inspiration from the Taj Mahal, Agra, this historical monument is no less a beautiful representation of the famous Mughal architecture. Called the poor man’s Taj Mahal, visit this duplicate Taj Mahal and explore its beautiful avenues. It is now a popular attraction in the area, further enhanced by the striking background of the hills.
Where: Begumpura, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Best time to visit: November – February 
Timings: 8 am – 8 pm

This copy of the Taj Mahal in the Jaime Duque amusement park is a sign that signifies the charm of the Taj Mahal that continues to impress people. Standing tall against a beautiful natural landscape, the sight of this duplicate Taj Mahal is a vision to behold. The surrounding hills and the lake add to this duplicate Taj Mahal’s beauty, making for an experience that will mesmerise you.
Where: Tocancipa, Bogota, Colombia
Best time to visit: March – June 
Timings: 9 am – 5 pm (Wednesday – Friday) and 10 am – 6 pm (Saturday – Sunday)

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Global Village is a lively and vibrant theme park in Dubai. The dynamic and sheer fun vibe of this place is simply unmatched. Opening its gate to the public every year from October to April, a trip to this theme park will take you on a quick tour of all the most iconic historic monuments of the world, with the replica of the Taj Mahal being one of the most enchanting. This replica of the Taj Mahal in Dubai attracts many visitors, wishing to experience the Taj Mahal in some form. Such is its popularity that the Taj Mahal in Dubai has become one of the most famous attractions of Global Village.
Where: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Best time to visit: September – March, with April and May being among the preferred months too
Timings: 4 pm – 12 am (Sunday – Wednesday) and 4 pm – 1 am (Thursday – Saturday)

When a prominent Bangladeshi filmmaker visited the Taj Mahal, he was so impressed by its splendour that he decided to construct a replica in Bangladesh to enable every Bangladeshi to revel in the Taj’s beauty. Thus, he followed through on his desire to commission a full-scale construction of a copy of the Taj Mahal near Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. In the present day, the replica is a famous tourist attraction and is frequently visited by locals and tourists alike.
Where: Maha Jampur road, Narayanganj, Bangladesh
Best time to visit: November - March
Timings: 9 am – 7 pm

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There exists a lovely replica of the Taj Mahal in China as well, as a part of a theme park called Window of the World, which features replicas of many iconic monuments of the world. Even the inside of the replica monument is an amazing recreation of the original Taj Mahal’s inner chambers, with the intricacy typical of Mughal structures. A neatly maintained lawn provides a beautiful contrast of the vibrant fresh green against the pristine white. This allows the locals to experience the beauty of the Taj Mahal in China itself.
Where: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Best time to visit: April – May, September – October and late January – early February, with March and November also being preferred months.
Timings: 9 am – 10 pm and 9 am – 11 pm (public holidays)

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Perhaps the most unique replica of the Taj Mahal out of all these other replicas, this one is built entirely with Lego bricks. This fact makes this replica one of the most interesting visits out of all the other suggestions on this list. The Lego structure, nonetheless beautiful, has been made with every element of the historical monument replicated. Right from the domes, minarets and majestic gardens, every part does justice to the original monument. For a more typical visit, there is another replica of the Taj Mahal built on the premises of the Islamic Heritage Park. 
Where: Johor, Malaysia
Best time to visit: March – June 
Timings: 10 am – 6 pm

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This stately mosque is one of Kuwait’s most popular monuments. Situated in an affluent neighbourhood, the mosque is a replica of the Taj Mahal. A popular tourist attraction in the country, the mosque took three long years to complete, with construction starting in 2008 and finishing in 2011. Although a replica of the Taj Mahal, a little twist sets this replica apart from the others. While the original monument is a sublime white beauty, the mosque is made with a mix of white and brown marble sourced from Iran.
Where: Kuwait
Best time to visit: November – April 
Timings: NA


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