Agra is one of the top tourist destinations in India and people around the globe come to witness the beauty of Taj Mahal. If you want to make your weekend interesting and exciting then you can go for a Delhi to Agra tour. It is a small trip which you can enjoy with your friends and family.
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In this blog, you will come across some facts about the Taj Mahal that is not only fascinating but are unknown at the same time.
- Taj Mahal was built during the time period of 1632-1653. Shah Jahan spent almost 32 million rupees on its construction which now is recognized as the embodiment of affection. You must be wondering the value of money at present, right? It’s almost around $1 billion.
- For the construction of Taj Mahal, the materials were sourced from all over India as well as Asia. More than 1,000 elephants were used for bringing the construction material.
- Sick with anguish, Shah Jahan was first encouraged to build the Taj Mahal when he lost his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. She died during giving birth to their 14th child. For almost 30 hours Shah Jahan’s wife was in labour before she died.
- Almost 28 types of precious as well as semi-precious stones were used for embellishing the Taj Mahal that was sourced from different parts of India and China, Sri Lanka as well as Tibet.
- The foundation of Taj Mahal would have distorted long before only if it was not on the river Yamuna Bank. The foundation of Taj is made of timber which is not long-lasting in nature. But it is said that river Yamuna keeps the wood soggy as well as sturdy till date.
- Surprisingly, Taj Mahal is taller than Qutub Minar by almost five feet.
- Taj Mahal was first supposed to build in Burhanpur i.e. Madhya Pradesh. Mumtaz the third wife of Shah Jahan died in Burhanpur while giving birth to their 14t child. But later Shah Jahan decided to build Taj Mahal in Agra because the supply of white marble was not enough in Burhanpur. Therefore due to Taj Mahal, Agra has turned out to be one of the most famous domestic tourist fascinations.
- The tomb of Taj Mahal is known to contain 99 different names of Allah as calligraphic engravings.
- The other wives, as well as favourite servants of Shah Jahan, are buried in the mausoleums.
- In order to capture the iconic sight of this striking monument, almost 4-8 million people visit here annually.
So these are some lesser-known and unknown facts about Taj Mahal, making it a glorious monument of India.