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10 Mind Blowing Facts About The Taj Mahal You Probably Didn’t Know

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White marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal, is situated in the southern bank of Yamuna River in Agra, India. It was commissioned by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife. What else you know about the Taj Mahal? Here are some interesting facts about the mausoleum.
1.    Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who was his third wife. She died while giving birth to their fourteenth child, Gauhara Begum.OMGVIS0276-12.    More than 1000 elephants were used to transport material. OMGVIS0276-23.    The mausoleum takes on different coloring at different times of the day. In the morning, it looks pinkish, while it seems milky white in the evening.OMGVIS0276-34.    It took exactly 20 years to complete the construction of the monument.OMGVIS0276-45.    Taj Mahal attracts more than two million people every year with more than 200,000 from overseas.OMGVIS0276-56.    It was constructed by using the best quality marble that was imported from Rajasthan, Tibet, Afghanistan and China.OMGVIS0276-67.    Construction of the monument cost about 32 million Indian rupees.OMGVIS0276-78.    About 20,000 laborers were recruited to construct the monument. OMGVIS0276-89.    The Taj Mahal is among the Seven Wonders of the World. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.OMGVIS0276-910.    In 1857, British soldiers pried precious stones from the walls of the Taj Mahal.         OMGVIS0276-10

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