Why Indian Government Doesn’t Want to Open Secret Rooms in Taj Mahal & 25 Other Astounding Taj Mahal Facts!

  1. Another famous controversy surrounding the beautiful monument was that Shah Jahan ordered the cutting of the limbs of all the construction workers involved in building the Monument. However, some historians claim that this might be a myth & the workers were actually made to sign contracts.

  1. Shah Jahan’s other wives were also buried outside the great mausoleum. Shah Jahan wanted to be buried next to Mumtaz Mahal as she was his favourite wife.

  1. The western side of the monument has a structure that is believed to be used a guest house.

  1. There were over 1000 elephants used in the construction of the Taj Mahal. They were used to transport white marble from Rajasthan.

  1. After the Taj Mahal was built he was put under house arrest at the Agra Fort by his own son. He remained there for the rest of his life. He had demanded to be put in a room from where he could clearly view the Taj Mahal and remember Mumtaz Mahal. Shah Jahan lost his eyesight later and it is said that he used the Kohinoor Diamond to see the Taj Mahal’s reflection.


  1. The Taj Mahal has an active mosque inside it. The mosque remains closed on Fridays to offer prayers. Hence it is considered to be a religious structure as well.

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