It is said that with Taj Mahal, Mughal Architecture reached its zenith. A UNESCO inscribed World Heritage Site, Taj Mahal in Agra is a symmetrically flawless charbagh mausoleum constructed entirely using white marble. Taj Mahal was recently voted as one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World.
|The Taj Mahal is probably the most famous building in the world. Its picture has covered many magazines and travel brochures|
The dense marble walls, heavy lintels and corbelled arches sum up the Islamic culture’s formal themes. With elements from Persian, Indian and Islamic culture, The Taj Mahal is one of the finest works of Mughal architectures.
Introduction to Taj Mahal
History of Taj Mahal
Some Interesting Facts about Taj Mahal
- Approximately, 22,000 people took participation in building the structure including embroidery artists, laborers, stonecutters, painters and many others.
- Rumors suggest that Shah Jahan planned to construct another Taj Mahal in black marble on the other side. His plans were thwarted by the ongoing battles with Aurangzeb.
- It took approximately 17 years for the complete construction of Taj Mahal.
- Taj Mahal’s complete height is 561 feet (171 meter).
- During the construction of Taj Mahal, approximately 1,000 elephants were used for the purpose of transportation of the construction materials that were being used to build the structure.
- The British government officials and soldiers dug out many precious stones and lapis lazuli from the interior walls of Taj Mahal.
- The Taj Mahal is one amongst the World’s Wonders.
- Taj Mahal is one amongst the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- The Taj Mahal holds a legend of eternal love of an Emperor for his beloved Queen.
- Taj Mahal looks identical from all four sides and hence creates an astounding mirrored image on each side. The symmetry of architectural elements and principle of self-replicating geometry have been used during construction.
- There are numerous gardens and buildings surrounding The Taj Mahal which constitutes 17 hectares of land within the complex walls.
- One of the most popular aspects of The Taj Mahal is her varying in coloring during a day. In the early morning, the Taj Mahal appears pinkish hue and turns to milky white during the evening and in the moonlight, it appears golden in color. According to people, the different colors depict the varying moods of female kind, particularly the Emperor’s Queen, Mumtaz Mahal.