5 Interesting Facts about the Taj Mahal

The Mughals, who erected numerous spectacular monuments, are credited with producing this, their finest work of art.

A Sign of Love

Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor, adored his third wife, who passed away giving birth to their third child.

Qutub Minar is shorter than the Taj Mahal in height


The minaret has a record height of 72.5 meters, although the Taj Minaret's marble monument has a height of 73 meters.

Covered in Islamic Calligraphy throughout

“O soul, you are at rest. Return to the Lord in peace with Him, and He at peace with you”

The Materials Galaxy

Jasper, Jade, Crystal, Turquoise, lapis lazuli, carnelian, sapphire, marble, and 28 different valuable metals and gems in all, imported from different countries and areas of India.

King of Palaces

Taj's English name is "Crown of Palaces". The Mughals are credited with producing this, their finest work of art. As a result, it is known as the Taj Mahal, which means Palace Crown.

Wonder of World

This marble structure is not only one of the Seven Wonders of the World but also a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Taj Mahal

It took 22 years to construst Taj Mahal
(1631 - 1653)

Taj's Architect was Ustad Ahmad Lahauri and more than 20,000 craftsmen were involved in the project.

Taj's Entrance fee for foreigners is 1000 INR, and more than 7-8 Millions of visitors yearly come to see Taj Mahal from around the world.

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