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Interesting Facts to know about Taj Mahal, India

Taj Mahal in India is amongst the most famous Seven Wonders of the World and is one of the most romantic and beautiful buildings in all over the world. Many called it the symbol of Love and was constructed in 17th Century by Shah Jahan (Mughal emperor) in reminiscence of his wife Mumtaz Begum. Hence, here we are giving you list of interesting Facts to know about Taj Mahal.

1. Magnificent Calligraphy:

In Taj Mahal there are 99 names of Allah which are written on the exterior as well as on the interior walls with stunning calligraphy. People from all across the globe admire this calligraphy and architecture of this beautiful monument. Furthermore, the exquisiteness of this calligraphy is eye-catching.

2. 32 Million Indian Rupees were spend 300 years Ago for constructing Taj Mahal by Shah Jahan:

It is really shocking that it took over 22,000 workers as well as approximately 32 million rupees in building the Taj Mahal. During its construction over 1000 elephants were used for carrying and loading the marbles and it took about 17 years for completing the construction work.

3. The 4 minarets were built on Taj Mahal tilting outwards for protecting it from earthquakes:

There are 4 minarets in the Taj Mahal and are a little tilted outwards. This was built in such a manner so that if there is a natural disaster such as earthquake then the minarets would not fall on the key Dome and hence, assures the safety of the tomb.

4. ASI had to hide the Taj Mahal during the World War- II with an enormous scaffold for misguiding the bombers:

Taj Mahal is one of the regal creation and was covered with an enormous scaffold so that it looked like a store of bamboo to bombers in the 20th century. After that in the year 1971 during the war of India- Pakistan and after 9/11, it was protected by hiding with a cloth of green colour.

5. Stream of water:

There is a small brook of water inside the Taj Mahal. It is believed that the source of the stream is not evident. This is one of the most exciting hidden secrets of Taj Mahal and remains secrecy for all until now.

6. The Taj Mahal changes colors:

Taj Mahal changes beautiful colors with the different sun light. In the morning time, it appears a bit pinkish in color, while in the evening it appears milky white. Therefore, these colors put in to the incomparable attractiveness of Taj Mahal.

7. Shah Jahan wanted to construct another Taj Mahal, black Taj Mahal:

Shah Jahan extensively believed to have preferred a tomb for himself alike to that of the one he had constructed in the reminiscence of his wife, Mumtaz Begum. According to the writing of the Tavernier, a European traveler it is mentioned that the Shah Jehan began to construct his own tomb on the other side of the river but was not able to complete its construction as he was overthrow by Aurangzeb, his own son.

8. The fountains have an extraordinary feature for ensuring the consistent water pressure in the fountains:

For ensuring the uniforms as well as the undiminished water pressure in the fountains the pipes are not connected in a direct manner with the copper pipes feeding them. In its place a copper pot was placed under each pipe of fountain so that at first the water fills the pot and then only go up at the same time in the fountains. The water pressure in the pots is maintained and that’s why in the fountains also.

9. Taj Mahal keeps getting smaller in size, as you go close to it:

The makers of Taj Mahal engaged an optical deception so that as you go nearer to the gate, the Taj keeps getting smaller in size. Generally, the things seems to be grow bigger as you go near to them but in case of Taj Mahal is seems to be grow bigger as you walk away.

10. The base or groundwork of Taj Mahal would have eroded many years ago if Yamuna River was not there:

The foundation of the Taj Mahal is made of Timber which is supposed a have a short life. The wood should deteriorate overtime and fall apart owing to decompose and damage, but that did not occur due to the reasons that the wood reserved strong as well as moist by the Yamuna River.

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