Taj Mahal, amazing facts

 Taj Mahal | Amazing Facts:

10 most amazing facts about the Taj Mahal:

  • Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal
  • Completed in 1653 at the of cost over 1 billion dollars (at that time)
  • It took around 22 years for completion, 2,000 workers and 1,000 elephants to transport construction material
  • All 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
  • Throughout 24 hours (day, noon and under moon light), Taj exudes or appears in different colors, shades and hues, making it truly mystical

  • As many as 28 different varieties of semi-precious and precious stones were used for the exquisite inlay work
  • Passages from Quran have been used as decorative elements throughout the complex and on the sides of the actual tomb of Mumtaz Mahal, 99 names of Allah can be found as calligraphic inscriptions
  • Marbles used in construction of Taj Mahal were brought from many places in Asia and Arab world at that time
  • In 2007, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site and ‘One of the Seven Wonders of the World
  • Taj attracts 2-4 million visitors annually with over 200,000 from overseas

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