Taj Mahal the costliest love symbol of its time. Some of the people say that it is tomb because the dead body of Mumtaz third wife of Shah Jahan, who died while giving birth to the 14th child, and the dead body of Shah Jahan also is buried in the main chamber of It. Every good thing has a dark side too. Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We are going to share with you some Taj Mahal facts.
Taj Mahal Facts
Taj Mahal is situated in Agra city Utter Pradesh (UP) State in India. And it is not only part of Seven Wonders of world but also an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After a year of the death of Mumtaz Mahal, Taj Mahal was started building in 1632. It took 22 years and completed in 1653.
In the last 8 years of his life Shah Jahan just viewed the Taj Mahal from the window of his room and was not able/allowed to visit the building. Because he was house arrested by his own son Aurangzeb.
On Friday, Taj Mahal remains closed for visitor because there is a mosque in it and the prayer is happen on Friday.
To visit the Taj Mahal there is some feel. The fee is in categories three and below 15 years old children can visit if for free. And for others, the fee is given below.
- 750 INR (Foreign Tourists)
- 510 INR (Citizens of SAARC & BIMSTEC Countries)
- 20 INR (Domestic Indian Tourists)
Every year 2,000,000-4,000,000 (2-4 million ) visitors come to see this beautiful building.
There is a small size replica of Taj Mahal in Bangladesh known as the Taj Mahal Dhaka. It cost $56 million, and took 5 years to built.
In Dubai there is another replica of the Taj Mahal is under construction. It will be
Like everything’s Taj Mahal also suffering from surrounding. It is suffering from the pollution. White marbles of the building are turning yellow because of the Pollution.
Taj Mahal Facts – Construction
Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, a Persian was the chief architect of the Taj Mahal. And total 20,000 labours are recruited to build this massive building
That time approx 32 crore rupees (320 Million rupees) was spent to built Taj Mahal. If we replicate this building now it will cost approx 100 crore rupees (1 Billion rupees).
The four minarets (towers) the Taj Mahal are lean slightly outward because of safety reasons. If any case any of the minarets fall they would fall opposite direction, not on the building.
The marbles used in the construction of the Taj Mahal brought from not only the different state of India but also from different countries like China, Tibet, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, & Arabia.
In 1857 during the Sepoy Rebellion, the British soldiers plucked out precious stones from Taj Mahal, there was 28 different types of precious and semi precious jewels was set on the Taj Mahal.
More than 1000 elephants are used to transport the heavy construction material.