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Friday, 22 September 2017

Great facts about Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal Facts

1. The Taj Mahal is located in the city of Agra in India. It is on the south bank of river yamuna.

2. It was built by Mughal emperor shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz.

3. Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal to house the tomb of his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal.

4. Taj Mahal took around 20 years of time to complete fully.

5. It is believed that almost 32 million rupees were spent to build the Taj mahal at that time. Which in today's time would be equivalent to around 52 billion rupees.

6. Taj mahal construction started in the year 1632 and ended 20 years later in 1652

7. Taj Mahal is UNESCO's world heritage site and in 2007 it was declared new 7 wonders of world.

8. Shah Jahan died in the year 1666

9. Mumtaj Mahal was one of the wives of shah Jahan. He also had 3 other wives.

10. More than 4 Million tourists visit Taj Mahal every year.

11. Taj Mahal is around 73 meters tall.

12. Around 20000 workers were used to build Taj Mahal for 20 years.

13. Mumtaz Mahal's tomb has around 99 different names of Allah inscribed calligraphic-ally on its side

14. Taj Mahal also has a working mosque and it remains closed on friday's for prayers.

15. During the Indian rebellion of 1857 British army allegedly ripped off precious stones from the walls of mausoleum.

16. Taj Mahal is built from white marble. The marbles were imported from different countries around the world.

17. Taj Mahal seems to change its colour slightly during the different times of day. Mostly because of the marble that has been used and also because of the heat or moonlight at night. The surrounding pollution has also been the reason that its colour has changed over the time.

18. The only part of the Taj mahal that has not been decorated is the actual grave

19. Taj Mahala used several construction workers and tons of material was used. Elephants were also used to carry the construction material.

20. The Taj Mahala construction on the west side is believed to be their Guest House.

21. The Taj Mahal has been facing colour fading due to the vehicle and industrial pollution happening around it. Due to this only electrical vehicles are now allowed around it.

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