Agra, It took seven years of chiselling and carving by 28 craftsmen and designers. Made in pure white Makrana marble like the original 17th century monument, a Taj Mahal replica will be opened to the public as part of a glitzy stage show from Friday.
The model, built upon a 12 x 12 ft area, weighs 8,250 kg. The workmanship and stone inlay work closely resemble the original. It will be showcased at the 400-seat Kalakriti auditorium specially built for the show.
Ashok Jain, the entrepreneur-promoter of the project, told press'For some time, we were feeling that tourists were not getting their due, with all kinds of restrictions on movement and photography. 'Now through our exciting and innovative presentation of a song and drama spectacle involving 60 artists, we have tried to marry the traditional media with the latest gadgetry, audio visual technology, including laser. The Taj will be presented in 10 different moods, representing varying seasons and hours