Lesser-Known Facts About Taj Mahal | Information and Historical Facts

Lesser-Known Facts About Taj Mahal | Information and Historical Facts

In 1983, the Taj Mahal turned into the UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Agra City.Agra was the favorite city of the Mughals, so he made Agra it’s capital before Delhi. As per history, Ibrahim Lodi had settled this city in 1504. At the time the city was established, no one would have imagined that the city would famous the whole world for its beauty. Agra’s Taj Mahal is considered as a symbol of India’s fame and love.Uttar Pradesh’s third-largest district Agra is very important in historical terms.


On hearing the word “Seven Wonders of the World”, a picture of “Taj Mahal” appears in everyone’s mind.which is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his begum Mumtaz Mahal. Perhaps this is the reason why even today it is seen as a wonderful example of love all over the world.

Taj Mahal The True Story

Shah Jahan was born in 1592. Initially, his name was Prince Khurram and he was the son of the fourth Mughal Emperor Jahangir of India and grandson of Akbar the Great.Walking into Meena Bazaar in 1607, he saw a girl who was wearing silk and glass beads.It was love at first sight and the girl’s name was Mumtaz Mahal, also known as Arjumand Banu Begum. At that time, Shah Jahan was 14 years old and Mumtaz was a Muslim Persian princess of 15 years.
In 1628 Shah Jahan became emperor and marched with Mumtaz. He also honored Mumtaz with the title of Mumtaz Mahal, which means “Jewel of the Palace”.Although Shah Jahan also had other wives, Mumtaz Mahal was his favorite wife. In 1631, when Mumtaz Mahal was giving birth to her 14th child, she died due to some complications. When Mumtaz died, Shah Jahan promised him that he would never remarry.Today we are going to tell some unique interesting Historical facts related to Taj Mahal.

Amazing Famous Facts About Taj Mahal For Tourists and Kids

1. The picture of the supernatural beauty created by white stones on the banks of the river Yamuna, Taj Mahal has become its identity not only in India but also in the whole world. Thousands of tourists from world visit here to see this sign of love.

2. The construction of the Taj Mahal was completed in approximately 1643 and worked next 10 years to enhance its beauty.The construction of the Taj Mahal was completed in about 1653.

3.UNESCO World Heritage Site

In 1983, the Taj Mahal turned into the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along with this, it was described as one of the finest human works.

4.World Heritage

Taj Mahal is one of the most preferred tourist destinations in the whole world. It attracts about one million tourists every year. This is the main source of income from the tourism of the Government of India. People from many countries from around the world come to see it. In 2007, the Taj Mahal again made its place in the seven wonders.

5. It is said that the artisans who built the Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan had cut the hands of those artisans after the development.Many of these types of claims are done in history with the Taj Mahal. The construction of this building has always been asubject of praise and pride. It has crossed the boundaries of religion, culture, and geography and has made a personal and emotional response from the hearts of the people. Even today, people consider the Taj Mahal as a sign of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz’s love.

6. Where is Taj mahal?

Taj Mahal is situated on the banks of the river Yamuna in Agra city of Uttar Pradesh. It was built by the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

7.Information About Mumtaj Mahal Story

Mumtaz Mahal (1 September 1593 – 17 June 1631) was the princess of the Persia country,who married with Mughal ruler Shah Jahan of India. Mumtaz Mahal was Shahjahan’s most beloved wife. He used to love Mumtaz Mahal very much. In 1631, at the age of 37, giving birth to his 14th child, Gaura Begum, Mumtaz Mahal had died.

8.25000+ Artists

This charming building was built in collaboration with more than 25000 people. Including laborers, painters, artists, and many artists.

9.1500 Elephants

Approximately 1500 elephants were used to move the goods when building the Taj Mahal.

10. The Taj Mahal was built in memory of Shahjahan’s third and dear wife Mumtaz Mahal and it took almost 18 years to build it.

11. Black Taj Mahal

Shah Jahan had a dream to build a black Taj Mahal for himself but he could not fulfill his dream due to the imprisonment by his son Aurangzeb.

12. It is said that Mumtaz’s death had a great effect on Shah Jahan since his death, the condition of Shah Jahan had also worsened. It is said that Shah Jahan was unable to forget Mumtaz till his death.

13. The shade of the towers around the Taj Mahal creates a mirror-like image. People also consider it a miracle, but many architectures have not been able to solve this puzzle.

14. The Taj Mahal is surrounded by gardens and historic buildings. Including mosque and guest house, around 17 hectares of land is spread over the Taj Mahal.

15. What would happen if there was no river Yamuna

The base of the Taj Mahal is built on a wood that needs moisture to remain strong, if the Yamuna river was not flowing next to the Taj Mahal, this wood would become weak(This wood absorbs moisture from the river water) and the Taj Mahal would have been destroyed by now.

Taj Mahal

16. The towers around the Taj Mahal are tilted towards each other so that in the event of an earthquake or lightning, the tower can be saved from falling on the main building.

17. Taj Mahal is taller than Qutub Minar

Although Qutub Minar is known as the tallest tower in India with a height of 72.5 meters but do you know that the height of Taj Mahal is 73 meters i.e. Taj Mahal is half a meter taller than Qutub Minar.


18. After the Second World War (1945), India-Pakistan War (1971) and 9/11 attacks, the Archaeological Survey of India had made a circle of bamboo around the Taj Mahal and covered it with green sheets. So that it is not visible to the enemy.

19. There is also news that the hands of the workers who built it were cut off so that they could not build any more such buildings.But Shah Jahan could not succeed in his intention because even after the Taj Mahal (1632–53) many magnificent buildings were built with the help of these artisans,One of these artisans was Ustad Ahmad Lahori who helped in building the Red Fort of Delhi (1639).

20. First Selfie

The first selfie with the Taj Mahal was taken by a person named George Harrison. This selfie was taken at a the time when people didn’t know about the selfie.

Taj mahal first selfir

21. The color of Taj Mahal changes

It changes its color according to different times of the day, it looks pink in the morning and the milky white in the evening and the looks golden at moonlight night.

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22. Most tourists

12000 tourists come in a day to see the Taj Mahal. Such a large number of tourists do not come to see any building in the whole world.

23. How much did the Taj Mahal cost

When the Taj Mahal was built in the period 1632–53, then it cost 32 million rupees,which is currently worth 52.8 billion rupees (the U.S. $827 million).

24. The Taj Mahal’s artwork used 28 Unique Stones

Taj Mahal was decorated with 28 types of precious stones that could dazzle anyone’s eyes.These stones were sourced from China, Tibet, and Sri Lanka, but later these stones were taken out by the British.


25. Taj Mahal is one of the largest tourist destinations in the world. About 4(40 lakh) to 5(50 lakh) million people visit this place every year,in which 30% of people are foreigners.

26. Shah Jahan’s other wives and his most beloved servant were buried in the premises of Taj Mahal.

27. The Taj Mahal was built on the land of King Jaisingh of Jaipur, instead of which Shah Jahan gave Jaisingh a palace in Agra.

28. Taj Mahal has been sold three times

We are going to tell you about a person who sold the Taj Mahal not once but thrice. The name of that person was Mithilesh Kumar Srivastava.

Mithilesh is considered to be the biggest thug of this century.In the world of fraud, people know him by the name of Natwarlal.Mithilesh was a lawyer by profession, but he did not like advocacy, and he chose the path of fraud and theft.You will be surprised to know that he sold the Taj Mahal thrice, the Red Fort twice and once the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Not only this, but he had also sold the Parliament House of India.

 Watach Taj Mahal in Ultra Hd View

Some Myths and Facts About Taj Mahal

Myth-1: Ghosts and Jinn were not allowing Taj Mahal to be built.

Fact: According to historians, there is no evidence of ghosts and jinn demolishing the foundation of the Taj. This is just a rumor.

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Myth-2: Taj Mahal changes color throughout the day.

Fact: When the sun rays fall on the Taj Mahal, the Taj looks golden in the morning and pink in the evening according to the time. Because the Taj Mahal is made of white marble.

Myth-3: Mumtaz’s mummy is buried in the Taj Mahal.

Fact: Mumtaz died on 17 June 1631 in Burhanpur. His body was first buried in the premises of Burhanpur, then under construction Taj Mahal.After 22 years, Mumtaz was buried for the third time in the Taj’s main monument. ASI does not have proof of mummy.

Myth-4: The Taj map was made by looking at the dream.

Fact: According to history, the help of architects from all over the world was taken to design the Taj Mahal. But who designed it cannot be said

Myth-5: Who built The Taj Mahal Map.

Fact: According to history, the help of architects from all over the world was taken to design the Taj Mahal. But who designed it cannot be said

Myth-6: Shahjahan wanted to build Black Taj Mahal.

Fact: According to ASI, Kala Taj Mahal never even existed nor evidence of its construction plan has been found. The guides made the story of Kala Taj Mahal from 1910.

Myth-7: Taj Mahal is the Shiva temple.

Fact: ASI filed an answer in Agra court and said that Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan. Evidence of its Hindu temple has not been found.

Myth-8: Taj Mahal shines on a moonlight night.

Fact: There are 28 types of stones in the Taj Mahal. The specialty of many stones is that they shine in the light of the moon. The Taj looks beautiful with the shining of stones during Sharad Purnima.

Myth-9: Water dripping on the tomb of Shahjahan and Mumtaz.

Fact: There is a crowd during the Urs (annual death anniversary). Humidity increases in such a situation. Water drops fall on the wall. When the crowd is over, the drops disappear.

Myth-10: Shahjahan died in mourning of Mumtaz.

Fact: After the rumor of Shah Jahan’s death, there was a war between his sons. Aurangzeb wins and captures Shahjahan. He died in 74 years due to illness.

History and Information of The Taj Mahal

Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife so that they could pay tribute to him.But soon after the completion of the Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan was arrested inside the house near the Agra Fort by his son Aurangzeb.The world-famous picture of architecture is located about 200 kilometers from Delhi in Agra city.
To build the Taj Mahal, an artisan was convened from Baghdad, which could sculpt the curved letters on the stone.
Similarly, the craftsman who was invited from the Bukhara city, which is located in Central Asia, was skilled at carving flowers on marble stones.To build domes, skilled craftsmen from Istanbul (Turkey) were invited and skilled artisans from Samarkand were invited to build miners.

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Thus, in the six months before the construction of the Taj Mahal, the skilled craftsmen were consolidated and 37 skilled artisans were gathered, under whose supervision the work was done with twenty thousand laborers.

In the same way, the materials used in the Taj were collected from Rajasthan( marble stone), many other types of precious stones and gems from Baghdad, Afghanistan, Tibet, Egypt, Russia, Iran, etc.Construction began in AD 1630, completed in about 22 years, in which about twenty thousand workers are considered contributing.
Its main dome is almost 60 feet high and 80 feet wide. The result of the Mughal emperor’s love and affection is that of ‘Tajmahal’, which is called the beautiful diamond of beauty. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan had constructed Taj Mahal in memory of his third wife Mumtaz Mahal.

The Architecture of Taj Mahal

Many Mughal buildings, Gur-e-Aamir, Humayun’s Tomb, Aomadud-Daulah’s Tomb, and Jama Masjid of Delhi is the basis of the construction Art of the Taj Mahal. The architecture of Taj Mahal is based on Parasia and ancient Mughal art.The floor of the Taj is built in white marble with black marble. Inside the Taj Mahal, natural and beautiful flowers like tulips, irises, daffodils, and Narcis filled with lavish flowers are seen. The burial chamber is located just below the central chamber and Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan’s actual graves include two cenotaphs.

Taj Mahal View on Google

Various parts of Taj Mahal

Mumtaz Mahal’s Tomb is the main building in the construction of Taj Mahal. There is a fake tomb of Shahjahan and Mumtaz Mahal in its main chamber. They are very well decorated. Their real grave is located on the lowest floor.


The center of the entire Taj Mahal is the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal. It is made of large, white marble. There is a huge dome above this tomb which Grace it beauty. Mumtaz’s mausoleum spreads to approximately 42 acres. It is surrounded by gardens all around. The wall is made from its three sides. The foundation of this tomb is square. Each corner of the square is 55 meters. Actually, the size of this building is octagon (8 angles), but its angular walls are very small with the four edges of the rest, hence the shape of the foundation of this building is considered as the square.


There is a white marble dome on the summit (top) of the Mumtaz Mahal’s tomb. The crown pole is located on the dome. This crown is the main element of Persian and Hindu art.


In 1800 AD, the vase located on the peaked dome of the Taj Mahal was made of gold, but now it has been manufactured by bronze.


At the four corners of the Taj Mahal, there are four towers 40 meters high. The construction of these four towers has been done in such a way that the four minarets are tilted slightly outwards. It was argued behind the inclination that in the event of the collapse of the building, these minarets will fall on the outside, causing no damage to the main Taj Mahal building.

Places To Visit In Agra Near Taj Mahal

Sikandra Places to Visit in Agra Near Taj Mahal

Situated 10 km north of Agra, Akbar’s tomb is situated in a huge garden. This mausoleum opens in the morning and closes in the evening.

Fatehpur Sikri Places to Visit in Agra Near Taj Mahal

The historic city, about 40 km from Agra, was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar. Akbar decided to make Sikri his capital and for this purpose, he also built a grand fort here.
It was the capital of the Mughal Empire during the rule of Akbar.

Agra Fort Places To Visit In Agra Near Taj Mahal

Agra Fort is located in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is a UNESCO-declared World Heritage Site. This monument is about 2.5 km from the world-famous Taj Mahal. Located in the northwest.

Itmad-Ud-Daulah Places To Visit In Agra Near Taj Mahal

This mausoleum was built between 1622-28 during the reign of Mughal emperor Jahangir. This tomb is the tomb of Mirza Gyas Beg and his wife Asmat Begum.

How to reach Taj Mahal by road

The wonderful city of Agra is effectively accessible by road and its distance from Delhi is around 204 km. There is a lane road which provides a very smooth driving experience.

After reaching the city, you can go to the Taj Mahal by auto-rickshaw, taxi, and Tanga without any inconvenience.Taj Mahal is an invaluable heritage not only of India but of the world. We have gathered all this information for you from many places and we sincerely hope that you will like this information very much.
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