Vijayawada

Taj Mahal replica draws visitors to exhibition

A visitor looks excited as she checks pictures taken in front of the replica of Taj Mahal, a stunning spectacle at the Taj Mahal Exhibition being held in Guntur. Photo: T. Vijaya Kumar.   | Photo Credit: T VIJAYA KUMAR

Visitors who step into the sprawling Saradamba grounds located opposite Padamaja Petrol filling station could not help but wonder at the replica of Taj Mahal.

The illuminated replica of one of Seven Wonders of the World erected at the entrance continues to be the top draw at the Taj Mahal Exhibition inaugurated on October 27. Men and women were seen posing for photographs in front of the structure.

The replica made of fibre has been recreated by a team of 200 artisans drawn from Rajastan and Tamil Nadu at a cost of Rs.70 lakh, said Raja Reddy, exhibition organiser.

But more entertainment is in store for the visitors as 30 entertainment stalls could make one's evening memorable. The bubbling boat ride on which children could hand-peddle small fibre boats is one of the highlights as is the bumper car. The merry-go-around slides are all about excitement.

For the shoppers, a range of items from handicrafts to house hold articles were displayed. There are about 200 stalls at the exhibition. From the beautifully designed furniture items made of cane to modern kitchen ware to plastic ware, the exhibition has many things in store.

Food courts serving both North-Indian and South-Indian delicacies were also special attraction at the exhibition.

Mr. Raja Reddy said that the exhibition was fourth in line and the third in the state after Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Guntur. The gate entry tickets have been priced at Rs.20, he said. The exhibition would be on for 55 days.


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