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June 21, 2017

40 Precious Taj Mahal Facts

Taj Mahal is a symbol of love and famous for its beauty and aesthetic. Considered one of the best man-made buildings in the world, these Taj Mahal facts will probably blow your mind.

1. Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

2. The Taj Mahal is located in Agra, India on the southern bank of River Yamuna.

3. Shah Jahan dedicates the Taj Mahal to his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Shah Jahan
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4. Many precious stones and lapis lazuli were ripped off from the walls of Taj Mahal by the British during the Indian rebellion of 1857.

5. 32 million rupees were spent to construct the Taj Mahal.

6. The Taj Mahal comprises of five main elements, the Darwaza, the Bageecha, the Masjid, the Naqqar Khana and the Rauza.

Darwaza of Taj Mahal
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7. The Taj Mahal took approximately 20 years to get completed (1632 – 1653).

8. The Taj Mahal has arrival arcs on all four sides.

9. The Taj Mahal fascinates around 8 million people a year.

The Taj Mahal fascinates around 8 million people a year
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10. At the Taj Mahal, foreigners do not require to pay for using the bathroom, but Indians do.

11. The only part that is not perfectly symmetrical in the Taj Mahal is the grave site.

12. Automobiles are prohibited around 500 meters of the Taj Mahal.

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13. There is a replica of the Taj Mahal which cost $56 million.

14. 20,000 artisans worked in the construction of the Taj Mahal.

15. White paper shoes are given to visitors while strolling into the mausoleum.

White paper boots
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16. On the sides of the actual tomb, there are 99 names of Allah found as calligraphic inscriptions.

17. According to folklores, Emperor Shah Jahan ordered to chop off the hands of the workers who had constructed the Taj Mahal so no one could make anything like it.

18. As the sunlight changes, Taj Mahal colors also change.

Color of tajmahal
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19. Indian government disallows experts to explore the sealed rooms of Taj Mahal.

20. The Peacock Throne was an extraordinary extravagant bejeweled throne that cost twice as much as The Taj Mahal. It’s was lost in 1739.

21. The Taj Mahal is 243.5 ft in height.

Taj Mahal is 243.5ft. in height.
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22. On November 8, 2000, the decorated Indian magician P. C. Sorcar Jr. made the Taj Mahal “disappear” from the public’s view for two minutes.

23. The largest Lego set is not from Star Wars or the Avengers, but a set of the Taj Mahal with almost 6000 pieces.

24. On Nov 12, 2016, an American man was detained for flying a drone over Taj Mahal.

drone over Taj Mahal
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25. About 1,000 elephants were used to transport the material while building the Taj Mahal.

26. Around 12,000 visitors come to see The Taj every day.

27. The Taj Mahal is turning Yellow because of air pollution in Agra.

Pollution turning Taj Mahal yellow
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28. Scaffolding was used to hide the Taj Mahal during the World War 2.

29. The minarets were built tilting outwards to protect the Taj from calamities like earthquakes.

30. White Marble brought from Rajasthan was used to build the Taj Mahal.

White Marble brought from Rajasthan was used to build the Taj Mahal
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31. Taj’s foundation is made of timber, It would have eroded years ago if the Yamuna wasn’t there.

32. The Taj Mahal is considered the finest instance of Mughal architecture.

33. Taj Mahal is spread in 42 acres land.

Taj Mahal is spread in 42 acres land
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34. The interior of Taj is capable of blinding any goblin with its grand inlay work.

35. Taj Mahal is the world’s most symmetrical structure.

36. Mud therapy is used to keep the Taj Mahal White.

Mud therapy is used to keep the Taj Mahal White
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37. The tomb is the central focus of the entire Taj Mahal.

38. The fountains have a special feature to ensure uniform water pressure in the fountains.

39. Taj Mahal is closed on Friday because it has a mosque & only prayers are offered.

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40. The Taj Mahal was built by 22,000 laborers, embroidery artists, painters, stone cutters, etc.

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