Amazing Facts About Taj Mahal!

The Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Taj is the symbol of love from a husband to his wife. Here are some amazing facts about Taj Mahal:

  • The land on which Taj Mahal stands tall is a gift from Raja Jai Singh grandson of Raja Man Singh of Amber.
  • The local market of Taj Ganj or Tage Gunje was built in same in which Taj Mahal was built.
  • Taj used to be the meeting place for Indians and British. Banquets during the meetings were organized in Mahiman Khana.
  • Dr John Murray was the first person to take photographs of the beautiful Taj Mahal in the late 1840s.
  • “I cannot tell you what I think, for I know not how to criticize such a building, but I can tell you what I feel. I would die tomorrow to have such another over me,” is one of the most beautiful remarks that the Taj Mahal has received by wife of Captain Sleeman.
  • More than 22,000 people including laborers, stone cutters, painters, embroidery artist and many other worked day and night to finish the Taj.
  • It took almost 22 years to finish the beautiful Taj Mahal.
  • Over 1,000 elephants were employed to transport the construction materials used to build the Taj. inside taj mahal
  • Different types of marbles used in construction of Taj Mahal were brought over from many different regions & countries: Rajasthan, Punjab, China, Tibet, Afghanistan, Srilanka, & Arabia.
  • Over 30 types of precious and semi precious stones were used in the Taj. The British ripped off those in 1857 during rebellion.
  • Shah Jahan wanted to construct another Taj Mahal but in black marble on the other shore of the river Yamuna.
  • Calligraphy on the tomb of Mumtaz identifies and praises her.
  • The four sides of the Taj Mahal are perfectly identical creating an astonishingly mirrored image on each side. It uses the principles of self-replicating geometry and symmetry of architectural elements.
  • It is said that the Taj Mahal changes its color throughout the day showing the mood change of resembling to the queen Mumtaz. The Taj looks pink in the morning hue, turns to milky white during the evening and turns golden during the nights.
  • The complex of Taj Mahal is spread in over 17 hectares of land. It has beautiful gardens and guest houses and a mosque surrounding the Taj.
  • The Taj Mahal’s stands tall at 171 meters (561 feet).
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