At times, you feel something is not going right but by the time it all ends, you realise it was indeed, RIGHT. So it happened with me on one of my trips to the eternal monument of love, Taj Mahal, in the city of Agra… As I was getting ready to start clicking the monumental wonder in marble, this man appeared from nowhere. “Arre huzoor, yahan se nahin…ayeeae main aapko sabse different angles batata hoon,” he told me and literally held my hand to guide me to these “different” locations. And the results are here for you to see and judge… This encounter taught me that one should try and not presume anything…
There are 99 names of Allah written on the interior and exterior of Taj Mahal with beautiful calligraphy.
Taj Mahal has four minarets, which are slightly tilted. The reason behind this is the prevention against earthquake.
The Taj Mahal is about five feet taller than Qutub Minar.
The Taj is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden when the moon shines.
Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, who uses the stage name Taj Mahal, is an American Blues musician.
Taj has many secret passages and rooms that have been supposedly kept closed since Shah Jahan’s time.
Over 1,000 elephants were used to transport building materials during the construction of the Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal was globally inspired. It’s a fusion of Persian, Central Asian and Islamic architecture.
Countless beautifully printed lines of Muslim scripture line the walls of the Taj, each of which was transcribed from the Quran under the supervision of head calligrapher Abd-al Haqq, known professionally as Amanat Khan Shirazi.