Posted by Admin on June, 25, 2020
Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is the symbol of love and romance, It is believed that the greatest wonder was built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj. The Mughal emperor was madly in love with his wife and upon her death, decided to build the beautiful Taj for her. This beautiful wonder is located in the breathtaking city of Mughal, Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Many people from Delhi love to take a road trip to the Taj Mahal and enjoy the scenic beauty of this architectural marvel. Some travel enthusiasts even take the Taj Mahal trip by private car from Delhi to explore the beautiful Taj and other places around it like the Red Fort, Itmad-ud-Daula, and Fatehpur Sikri, and much more. If you are also planning a trip to the city of the Taj Mahal, you would certainly love to know a few interesting facts about the wonder.
The Minarets Are Not Perpendicular
Although many people consider it to be a complete myth, there is a fact that the minarets that are located at the four corners of the Taj Mahal are actually not perpendicular. They are not at a right angle to the ground and are slightly tilted. The four minarets of the Taj Mahal are tilting a bit towards the outside of the actual building or the platform on which it is pedestaled. This was deliberately done to ensure that the minarets are protected from any natural calamity like an earthquake. This was done so that if there is an earthquake the minarets would not fall on the main building, thus saving it from any damage.
The Taj Mahal Was A Treasure Chest
There have been many stories that the Taj Mahal was decked with jewels, gemstones, diamonds, and pearls on all the walls. This wasn’t just a myth but a real truth. Indeed, the walls of the great wonder were actually embedded with precious and semi-precious jewels that were brought into India by China, Sri Lanka, and other countries. However, when the British came into India and invaded the country, they took away all the jewels.
Taj Mahal Is Taller Than Qutub Minar
The height of Taj Mahal and Qutub Minar are said to be the same at around 73 meters or 240 feet tall and there are many people who believe the same. But, the truth is that the Taj Mahal is actually taller than the Qutub Minar in Delhi by around 5 feet.
Colors Of Taj Mahal Do Change
While you might feel that this is impossible, the colors of the Taj Mahal do actually change with the time of the day, the sky color, and the setting of the weather. You can see the Taj Mahal be having a pink kind of hue in the morning and turn into complete white color during the evening hours. When it is a full moon night or even when it is extra dark, you can see the color of the Taj Mahal to be blue.
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