Do you know that there is no place as spectacular as the Taj Mahal in the world? The way it was built and the way it was constructed was so amazing. It is very much memorable and historical. Back in the ancient times in India, this one of a kind building still lives up to now with its timeless magnificence and beauty.
But not only that, its controversial history would make you more interested about it. It is a little unbelievable but it’s true. So, read on, and you will be amazed.
Here are the Top 10 Interesting Facts of The Taj Mahal
- Sha Jahan made a tragic order
that all hands of the workers should be cut off to make sure that
they could not make another beautiful building as Taj Mahal.
- Precious stones came from
different parts of Asia like in Tibet, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Panna,
and some other parts of Central Asia.
- There were 1000 elephants that were used to carry the marble to make the
- The building has the mixture
of Hindu and Islamic aesthetics designs. This proved that during that time,
there were forces of the Islamic religion and Hindu religion because of the
mixtures of races from different places.
cost of the building was 32 million Rupees that would be millions of
dollars in these times. However, during that times, many people in experience a
lot of poverty.
Jahan, the king itself, was later being buried too in Taj Mahal beside his wife
after he was being ousted by his own sons.
architect of the Taj Mahal building was being killed by Sha Jahan just to make sure that he
would not make another building as beautiful as Taj Majal.
took twenty years to complete the building with 20, 000 men who worked on it.
Some men died while the construction was going on.
was made just because of the love an Indian king names Sha Jahan for his
beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. So, this is just a tomb of her wife. But
remember that her wife was only among of his wives, but she was the favorite. Mumtaz died because of childbirth.
- This is made purely of white marble with some precious stones like Sapphire, Jasper , Diamonds, Turquoise, and Red Sand Stone. And it was built in some years of the 1600’s.
These are just some of the interesting facts of the Tah Mahal. These are really one of a kind and romantic. Though it has some shades of tragedy, yet in the end, the building will always speak about beauty, love, devotion, and eternity. That is why it was one of the 7 wonders of the world before.