India’s most iconic mausoleum that has awed millions of visitors with its serene beauty. The Tajmahal has been inspired by love and this magnificent structure is visited by 7 million visitors a year. Taj Mahal has been the center of attraction and India’s most popular tourist attraction. There are so many visitors who leave without knowing the real story. This is one of the most significant Mughal Empire architectural marvels still stands in all its beauty and finesse. The structure is made from white marble built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. You can book the best Agra taxi service in Agra to visit this amazing place.
Taj Mahal is known as “crown of palaces” and said to be the jewel of Islamic art. The structure has the expanse of the Mughal Empire that combines architectures from all the corners of the Empire including Islamic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles. We have found some interesting about the Taj Mahal.
#1 When Tajmahal was built, Shah Jahan spent nearly 32 million rupees on the construction of this beautiful structure of love. The Taj Mahal was built by a whopping 22,000 laborers, painters, stonecutters, embroidery artists at that time.
#2 Emperor Shah Jahan has also an intention to build another Taj Mahal in black marble across the river but a war with his sons interrupted these plans.
#3 Materials from all over India and Asia were used in the construction and said that over 1,000 elephants were used for transporting the construction material. The work of art and architectural genius took 17 years to complete.
#4 Emperor’s wife’s mood is well captured by the changing hues of the Mausoleum at different times of the day. All the hues such as hue in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden at night when illuminated by moonlight.
#5 The Taj Mahal is having a working mosque that is closed on Fridays for prayer. Before visiting this place people should show respect because it is an active religious structure.
#6 The best recognizable feature is the white dome at the peak of the mausoleum. Domes rises to about 35 meters and is surrounded by four other domes.
#7 Taj Mahal is a famous Indian landmark and tourist magnet, attracting more than a million tourists every year.
#8 As always, rumor mills are on the overdrive about this mausoleum. It is rumored that the Emperor ordered that all the workers who worked on the mausoleum get their hands chopped off so that no one could make anything like it ever again.
#9 According to the research 28 types of precious and semi-precious stones were used for adorning the Taj. All stones were sourced from Tibet, China, Sri Lanka and some parts of India.
#10 There are so many precious stones on the mausoleum that were ripped off from the walls of the mausoleum by the British army during the Indian rebellion of 1857.
#11 The architecture of the Taj Mahal truly expands and depicts the early Mughal designs. Mughal designs are a combination of Indian, Persian and Islamic design traditions.
Taj Mahal is a beautiful place so you must ensure that a picture of yourself and your spouse with the mausoleum as the background. The love that the emperor had for his wife that he made this place for her remembrance after death might rub off on you. You can book the best Agra taxi service in Agra to visit this amazing place.