Top 10 interesting facts about Taj Mahal

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Everyone identifies Taj Mahal as one of the seven wonders of the world and it has many interesting facts that are unknown. Here I have revealed the top 10 interesting facts about Taj Mahal.

1.Construction

During the year 1632-1653 the construction of Taj Mahal took place, around 20 years to complete this impressive building.

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2.Taller than Qutub Minar

The Taj Mahal is 73 m which is a taller than Qutub Minar. Qutub Minar height is 72.5 m.

qutub minar

3. Estimated Cost

Estimated  construction cost was a sum of Rs.32 million.Now it is estimated to be 52.8 billion in Indian rupees.

estimated cost

4. Mumtaz Death

Mumtaz was the third wife of emperor Shah Jahan and she died while giving birth to Shah Jahan’s 14th child.

mumtaz

5.Construction Materials

Over 1000 elephants were used to transport the construction materials and 22,000 employees were used to build this impressive building.

elephant

6.Black Taj Mahal

Mughal emperor Shah Jahan had planned to construct another Taj Mahal in black marble. But the war with his son had stopped it.

Black-Taj

7.Different colors at Different Time

It takes different colors at different times of the day. from a pinkish in morning, milky white in the evening and golden at night.

taj mhal color

8.Modern wars

During modern wars scaffolding has been used to hide it from the bombers.

war

9.Precious stone Ripped off

During the Indian Rebellion of 1857, many precious stones and a Semi-Precious stone were ripped off from its wall by the Britishers.

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10.A Shiva Temple

P.N.OAK was an Indian writer. He claims it is not an Islamic mausoleum. But a shiva temple known as Tejo Mahalaya.

shiva temple

 

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