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All You Need to Know About The Taj Mahal

Amruta Deshpande Nov 05, 2020
Time to unravel the facts of this fascinating wonder of the world. Let us see how well we know The Taj Mahal.
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Taj Mahal is built on the southern bank of river Yamuna in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
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Taj Mahal was declared as declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and designated so for being "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage".
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Taj Mahal is considered as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage".
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Taj Mahal was built with ivory white marble inlaid with precious and semi precious stones from different places.
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The Taj Mahal has 4 symmetrical minarets about 130 feet tall, surrounding the tomb, which are slightly tilted outwards, to protect the Taj in case of collapse.
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The central focus of the Taj Mahal is a white marble tomb topped by a large dome and finial.
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The Taj Mahal is believed to be built in fond memory of Mumtaz Mahal, Emperor Shah Jahan's wife.
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Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, a Persion architect in the Mughal Empire, is known to be the chief architect of Taj Mahal.
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British Viceroy, Lord Curzon commissioned a restoration project of the Taj Mahal in the 19th century.
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The huge monument of Taj Mahal is supposed to be built by the efforts of 22,000 laborers, painters, embroidery artists and stone cutters.
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The Taj Mahal literally translates to Crown of the Palace in English and is a white marble mausoleum.
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