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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

True Fact About TAJ MAHAL.....

  • ·        False structures and scaffolding were constructed around the Taj Mahal over the years to confuse German, Japanese, and Pakistani bomber pilots.
  • ·        A Taj-inspired luxury hotel and shopping complex is under construction in Dubai. The Taj Arabia, as the replica is called, will be four times the size of the original and will cost an estimated US $1 billion.
  • ·        Around 20,000 people worked day and night for twenty two years to complete construction of the Taj Mahal.
  • ·        According to legend it is believed that Emperor Shah Jahan had planned to construct another Taj Mahal in black marble on the other side of the river but the war with his sons interrupted his plans.
  • ·        The Taj Mahal takes on different colouring at different times of the day, from a pinkish hue in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden at night when lit by the moon. They say the changing colour resembles the changing mood of females - in particular the Emperor's queen.
  • ·        Different types of marbles used in construction of Taj Mahal were brought over from many different regions & countries: Rajasthan, Punjab, China, Tibet, Afghanistan, Srilanka, & Arabia.
  • ·        Emperor Shah Jahan ordered that every worker's hands be chopped off immediately after construction, so that no one could ever recreate the Taj Mahal.
  • ·        Construction of Taj Mahal started in year 1631 and it took 22 years to build this historical monument
  • ·        In recent times different studies suggest that Taj Mahal is sinking in Yamuna River. 

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