Any person, visiting or planning to visit the Tajmahal,
is interested to know more about the Tajmahal. There are many
queries and questions about the Tajmahal- who built the Taj,
why was it built, when can I visit…in fact, there is no end to
such queries. This section on the "Tajmahal facts" is intended
to provide you a quick knowledge about this great monument of
love. Read on to get some quick information about Tajmahal and
Year of Construction: 1631AD
Completed In: 1653 AD
Time Taken: 22 years
Built By: Shah Jahan
Dedicated to: Mumtaz Mahal (Arjumand Bano Begum), the
wife of Shah Jahan
Location: Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
Building Type: Islamic tomb
Cost of Construction: 32 crore rupees
Number of workers: 20,000
Highlights: One of the Seven Wonders of the World
A UNESCO World Heritage site
Timings: 6:00 am to 7:30 pm (Friday closed)
Fee: Rs 970 (Foreigners)
Rs 20 (Indians, during daytime)
Rs 110 (Indians, during sunrise and
In the following lines, we have mentioned some more Tajmahal
Before his accession to the throne, Shah Jahan was popularly
known as Prince Khurram.
Shah Jahan fell in love with the beautiful Arjumand Bano Begum
and married her, making her his third wife.
Arjumand Bano Begum christened by Shah Jahan as Mumtaz Mahal,
meaning the "chosen one".
Shah Jahan lost Mumtaz Mahal when she got giving birth to their
It is believed that in her last breath Mumtaz secured a promise
from Shah Jahan that he would construct the most beautiful
monument in the her memory.
For the transportation of the construction materials, more than
1,000 elephants were made use of.
As many as 28 different varieties of semi-precious and precious
stones were used to adorn the Taj with exquisite inlay work.
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