The Taj Mahal of Mizoram – KV Paradise

"If Agra has the Taj Mahal as testimony to the immortal love of Emperor Shahjahan, Aizawl now has no less grand a monument ? the KV Paradise. On the top of a hill in Durtlang, overlooking Aizawl, stands a grand edifice eternalising love ? a dream in marble that K. Chhawnthuama has built as a memorial to his wife. The founder of KV Multipurpose School in Aizawl, Chhawnthuama still cannot forget the day when his wife Rosanpuii Varte, a popular teacher of the school, was killed in a car accident. ?The disaster of my life occurred on November 27, 2001. We were planning to go abroad. She was an enthusiastic traveller and prior to the tragedy, she had suggested we save money for the trip. We managed to save Rs 31 lakh for the purpose. But when she was gone, I found I had no use for the money. It was then that I decided to build a memorial in her name,? K. Chhawnthuama explained. Lavish in its construction, Chhawnthuama spared no expense to create one of the most spectacular buildings in Mizoram. So much so that it is already being described as a sort of Mizo Taj Mahal. In Mizoram, never has the mortal remains of anyone been housed in greater grandeur. KV Paradise, as a tomb, has no peer. ?I think I have done everything for her. In life I gave her my heart, my love. After her life ended, I still wanted to give her the best,? said the bereaved 53-year-old. KV Paradise was built at a cost of Rs 1 crore. The lighting alone costs Rs 6 lakh. The granite and marble flooring came all the way from Rajasthan, the specially designed tinted glasses (12 mm thick) were brought from Chennai and the spectacular fountain near the tomb was sourced from Calcutta. The three crosses on the tomb of his wife, said K. Chhawnthuama, epitomise the Holy Trinity." According to http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060325/asp/northeast/story_6011880.asp This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Reach us at wfi @ vsnl.com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com. Tags: Bawngkawn Chaltlang Zarkawt Zarkawt Ziona chana baktawng village serchhip district Presbyterian church mizo bamboo dance Park Nature Vantawng waterfalls Phawngpui 'Blue Mountain exotic flowers orchids medicinal herbs Saiha Chhimtuipui river Lake Palak