Facts about Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal, the beautiful historical white monument is no doubt the graceful glamour of the India. Although the country in itself has already much to stand confidently globally but Taj Mahal always adds a pinch of completeness to its name.
Check out some cool facts about the Taj Mahal —
● It has been announced as World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
● It is located in Agra, a small city of Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the banks of river Yamuna.
● The best time to visit the Taj Mahal is in the autumn, winter and spring.
● It is the expression of the Mughal dynasty’s architectural genius, symbol of love, and an inspiration to many.
● Its neighborhood is kept green, clean, away from population and heavy vehicles are not allowed nearby to avoid any danger and pollution.
● Recently it has been opened on Friday for all, which was not there earlier because of the Muslim prayers to be done inside.
● But to enter Taj on Fridays, one has to buy special ticket of Rs. 5000 which will be around 100 USD for a foreign tourist.
● The Taj seems to glow in the light of the full moon.
● The Taj stands on a raised, square platform (186 x 186 feet) with its four corners truncated, forming an unequal octagon.
● The architectural design uses the interlocking arabesque concept.
● The main finial was originally made of gold but it was replaced by a copy made of glided bronze in the early 19th century
● Some white marbles have started to begin yellowish and pale due to the sulphur content present in air.
● It has been claimed by P. N. OAK as Hindu Temple of Shiva namely Tejo Mahalya.
● He has also written a book on this which is available online and also filed a petition.
● Shah Jahan’s own official biography, the Badshahnama, on page 403 Vol I refer to a grand mahal or palace with a dome by a river in Agra which was seized.
● The truth can only be revealed only when the government takes the initial to open the sealed rooms.
● The best way to experience the city is to take a walk on the Mall Road (Sadar). The street is full of handicraft and leather goods shops
● Sunrise and sunset visits are very highly recommended because of lack of population.
● On a foggy morning, the visitors experience the Taj as if suspended when viewed from across the Yamuna River.
● A direct road to the Taj Mahal is under a plan for tourists coming via Delhi and Kanpur. It can be done in 2 years.