25 Interesting Facts About Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
  1. The Taj Mahal is symbol of love it constructed for Shah Jahan's favourite wife Mumtaz who died while giving birth of their 14th child.
  2. The tajmahal was built by Shahjahan and it's construction started in 1632 and it finished in 1648.
  3. The total budget of tajmahal construction was 2,69,750 USD in 1632 but now it's approximately cost is about 91,715,272,000 USD.
  4. Ustad Ahmad Lahouri and Ustad Isa was main architecture of the tajmahal.
  5. The Taj Mahal was built by 22,000 workers in 22 years.
  6. During the tajmahal construction 1500 elephants used for transportation of heavy marble stones.
  7. 28 types of stones have been used to build the Taj Mahal.
  8. The marble stones had brought from Rajasthan, China, Afghanistan and Tibet.
  9. According to archeologists Mughal king Shah Jahan wanted to built a similar black tajmahal after completed this tajmahal.
  10. The height of the Taj Mahal is about 73 meters. There are 4 pillars in four corners of tajmahal.
  11. This pillars are known as minarets. The height of each minarets is about 162.5 feet.
  12. Do you know that the Taj Mahal colours are appear in different at different times. It appears light pink in the morning, white in the evening and golden at full moon night.
  13. There were many precious stones on the walls of the Taj Mahal but maximum stones destroyed by Britishers in 1857.
  14. According to Hindus mythology Taj Mahal is a Shiva temple whose real name is Tejomahal.
  15. Taj Mahal is the one of the seven wonders of the world which situated in Agra.
  16. Tajmahal's water fountains are working together, it's water tank is made by copper and all tanks are filled at one time and release water simultaneously.
  17. During the World War II, 1971 Indo-Pak War and 9/11 attacks the Taj Mahal was covered by bamboos for hide from fighter jets and helicopters.
  18. Shah Jahan cut all worker's hand after completed the Tajmahal but it is a rumour because the great architectist Ahmad Lohri who worked in the Taj Mahal team he also helped in the Red Fort construction.
  19. Tajmahal is situated near the river bank of Yamuna.
  20. Taj Mahal is standing on wood pillars and this pillars are need moisture to stay strong.
  21. The wood pillars are getting moisture from Yamuna river.
  22. The Taj Mahal is the most visited building in the world.
  23. From all over the world 12,000 people are visiting the Tajmahal in every day.
  24. But Tajmahal's construction have so many faults, there is a hole in the Taj Mahal whose water falls directly on Mumtaz's tomb.
  25. There is replicate Tajmahal in aurangabad which is built by Mughal king Aurangzeb and it is also known as Mini Taj.