Did You Know These Top 15+ Interesting Facts About Taj Mahal?

Did You Know These Top 15+ Interesting Facts About Taj Mahal?
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  1. Translation of Taj Mahal, “Crown of the Palace”.
  2. Taj Mahal is located at the banks of River Yamuna.
  3. It is built on the right bank of River Yamuna.
  4. It’s an ivory-white marble mausoleum.
  5. Taj Mahal is located in the Agra city in India.
  6. It was build by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memories of his late wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
  7. The Taj Mahal houses the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal. Mumtaz was the favourite one. Emperor Shah Jahan built the building to house the tomb of his wife.
  8. The Taj Mahal also houses the tomb of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
  9. The Taj Mahal was commissioned in 1632.
  10. The construction of Taj Mahal was completed in 1643.
  11. Even after completion miscellenaous work was continued for next 10 years in phases.
  12. It is believed that the construction of Taj Mahal was finished entirely in 1953.
  13. The Taj Mahal costed approximately INR 32 million. (Today’s INR 70 billion). About US $1 billion.
  14. The construction involved around 20000 workers under the supervision of engineers. The court architect Ustad Ahmad Lahauri led the construction to its completion.
  15. Different type of symbolisms are employed on the structure to reflect the nature’s beauty.
  16. The Taj Mahal was declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.