Sunday, April 18, 2010
Taj Mahal a master piece in Marble and a Symbol of Love, was created by Mugal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Arjumand Bano Begum, popularly known as Mumtaz Mahal who died in A.D 1630.
Below are some of the facts and figures about Taj Mahal
|Construction start date:||1631 A.D|
|Construction end date:||1648 A.D|
|Time for Completion:||17 Years|
|Designer||Ustad Ahmad Lahauri|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site||1983|
|Area of Taj Mahal||60 bighas|
|Location||Utter Pardesh (India)|
|Highlights||One of the Seven Wonders of the World|
|Timing||6.00 A.M to 7.30 P.M (Friday Closed)|
Amanat Khan Shirazi was the calligrapher of Taj Mahal,Ismail Khan Afridi of Turkey was the dome maker.
Material for building Taj Mahal was brought from all over India as well from centeral Asia as per the records a feelt of around 1000 elephants was employed for this purpose.
Centeral Tomb of Taj Mahal is around 187 feet in height.
Following material was brought from different regions,28 kinds of rare,precious stones has been used in Taj Mahal
Red Stones: Fatehpur Sikri
Jade and Crystal China
Coal and Cornelian Arabia