Taj Mahal Facts and Truths


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Here are some Interesting facts and little known truths about Taj Mahal, the wonder monument, situated in Agra city of India.

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Taj Mahal Facts and Truths

  1. 1. Facts and Truths about Taj Mahal A few things you may not know about Taj Mahal monument. Presented By: Shine Gold Tours India
  2. 2. Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the loving memory of his Beautiful wife Mumtaj Mahal
  3. 3. Construction of Taj Mahal started in year 1631 and it took 22 years to build this historical monument
  4. 4. The Architecture of Taj Mahal is a Combination of Persian, Islamic and Indian Architecture Style
  5. 5. The Construction Cost of this Masterpiece Monument was around 320 Million Indian Rupees
  6. 6. Around 20000 people worked day and night for 22 years, Ustad Ahmad Lahauri was the architect of Taj Mahal
  7. 7. Around 1000 Elephants were employed for the transportation of construction material
  8. 8. 30 different variety of semi precious and precious stone were used make Taj Mahal more beautiful
  9. 9. At the Different time of the day Taj Mahal appears to be in a different color every time
  10. 10. Some people think that changing colors of Taj Mahal depicts different moods of a Woman
  11. 11. 99 names of Allah can be found as calligraphic inscriptions on the sides of the actual tomb of Mumtaz Mahal
  12. 12. Passages from Quran have been used as decorative elements throughout the complex.
  13. 13. Many types of marbles used in construction of Taj Mahal and they were brought over from many different states & countries including China, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Arabia.
  14. 14. The English meaning of Taj Mahal is “Crown of the Palace” and Shahjahan used to call Mumtaj Mahal “Jewel of the Palace”
  15. 15. In recent times different studies suggest that Taj Mahal is sinking in Yamuna River
  16. 16. Every year Taj Mahal attracts around 3-4 million tourists with a huge number of International Tourists
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