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Taj lookalike dargah turns tourist attraction

Taj lookalike dargah turns tourist attraction
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The locals here have a reason to be proud of. Whenever we think of Taj Mahal, we remember Agra, or its mini replica is at Aurangabad. But a dargah, which resembles Taj Mahal is at Gangwar village near Telangana and Karnataka border.

Zaheerabad: The locals here have a reason to be proud of. Whenever we think of Taj Mahal, we remember Agra, or its mini replica is at Aurangabad. But a dargah, which resembles Taj Mahal is at Gangwar village near Telangana and Karnataka border.

Known as Hazrat Multani Baba dargah, the structure has many features. It was built with lime. The lime locally known as 'dangu' which was prepared by crushing special limestone. Again, it was boiled in special 'batthis'.

Without using cement and sand, it took ten years to build this beautiful structure. Special marble stones were brought from Jaipur to give finishing touches with a Taj look. The structure was named after Hajrat Multani Baba, who took special interest to build this beautiful monument.

The dargah is located 12 km from Zaheerabad towards Bidar. The place is crowded on weekends as people visit along with their family members. Every month, on the sight of crescent, people irrespective of religions visit the place.

The dargah, sprawling over two acres is highway facing. The rooms constructed in front of the dargah are used for visitors. The structure has four entrances from four sides. 'Ek Minar', a single pillar structure, which is besides the dargah is a special attraction here. During daytime, the Dargah looks attractive with the reflection of sun light making passers-by amused.

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