The Taj Mahal the symbol of Love needs no introduction. It is one of the seven wonders of the world. Landmark of India to all the foreign countries. It is one of the most beautiful constructions ever made and is probably the most ornate mausoleum. We all know that the Taj Mahal was built in the memory of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s wife Mumtaz Mahal. But here are some of the unheard Facts About Taj Mahal that you did not see coming.
Must Read Astonishing Facts About Taj Mahal
1. The Construction Time
Taj Mahal’s construction started in 1632 and ended in 1653. So, it took nearly 22 years to completely design it.
2. The Construction Workers
If one considers the main construction workers, laborers, painters, stonecutters, calligraphers and embroidery workers and others, it will surpass a total of 20 thousand people. Over one thousand elephants were used to carry the stones.
3. The Construction Cost
Well, with so many workers, elephants and most important 22 years of construction, it cost nearly 32 million. If you consider the value of money at present, it would cross 1 billion.
4. The Optical Illusion
The more close you go towards the gate, the smaller the Taj Mahal would look. As you would walk away, you will grow bigger. Take a note of it next time you visit.
5. The Color Illusion
Taj Mahal is said to be changing color based on the time of the day. In the morning, it is pinkish. In the evening, it is milky white and during a full moon, it is golden in color.
6. Construction Material
It is made up of completely with white marbles. The marbles were brought from Rajasthan, Afghanistan, China and Tibet. They have the best quality in the world. Furthermore, there are 28 varieties of precious stone embedded inside.
7. Geometric Construction
The Taj Mahal is one of the most symmetrical constructions in the world. It has four identical sides and it would look same from the four sides. The four minarets are tilting outside the main construction so that if they were to fall during Earthquake, they would fall outside the main structure.
8. The Grave
Only the grave site is not a perfect symmetry and has no decoration as it goes against Muslim laws.
9. Taj Mahal Vanished
This is one of the Taj Mahal facts you would not hear a lot. In the year 2000, PC Sarker Jr., a renowned magician vanished the Taj Mahal in front of thousands of visitors by creating an amazing optical illusion.
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