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See the fact file below for more information on the Taj Mahal or alternatively, you can download our 22 page Taj Mahal worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Inspiration and History of the Taj Mahal:
- The Taj Mahal was inspired by a great love story between Shah Jahan, a Mughal emperor, and his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
- Construction on the Taj Mahal began in 1632, around 1 year after Mumtaz Mahal died while giving birth to their fourteenth child.
- The purpose of the Taj Mahal, other than to depict the Shah’s undying love for Mahal, was to house her body and tomb.
- The Taj Mahal is only part of the enormous complex, which also features a mosque and a guest house, and which also boasts beautifully landscaped gardens, precious stone arrangements, and beautiful water features, including a reflecting pool.
- The Taj Mahal is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India; it can be found on the south bank of the city of Agra.
- In its entirety, the Taj Mahal complex was completed in 1653 and cost approximately 32 million rupees, which is the equivalent of around 830 million USD.
- Over 20,000 artisans were employed to complete the project. It is a shining example of Mughal architecture.
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- The gardens of the Taj Mahal are adorned with raised pathways and sunken flower beds, a reflecting pool and marble water tank, and a variety of outlying buildings, including other mausoleums, and a mosque that is used as a guesthouse.
Tourism at the Taj Mahal:
- The Taj Mahal sees approximately 7-8 million tourists per year.
- The Taj Mahal uses a two-tier pricing system for visitors, where domestic tourists and citizens of India pay a lower price than foreign travellers, who pay significantly more to visit.
- It is forbidden to create pollution around the Taj Mahal, so visitors must either walk from a parking lot or take an electric bus.
- The most popular visitor times are during cooler months of the year, including October, November, and February.
Interesting Facts about the Taj Mahal:
- The color of the Taj Mahal changes depending on the time of day; in the morning it has a light pink hue in the morning, a milky white color in the day, and a golden color when lit up by the moon.
- Apparently, the color changes are said to reflect the changing of moods in females!
- The design of the Taj Mahal incorporates self-replicating geometry and a high degree of symmetry.
- The height of the Taj Mahal is 561 feet.
- In order to transport all the materials to build the Taj Mahal, more than 1,000 elephants were used.
- During the Indian Rebellion of 1857, many precious stones from the Taj Mahal were ripped off.
Taj Mahal Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the world heritage site the Taj Mahal across 22 wonderful pages. These are ready-to-use Taj Mahal worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Taj Mahal which is a mausoleum located in India and is part of a 42-acre complex that was completed in 1643. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and was crowned “the jewel of Muslim art in India”.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Taj Mahal Facts.
- Fact or Myth?
- Taj Mahal Wordsearch.
- A Marble Masterpiece.
- Jali Coloring Sheet.
- Reflection of Culture.
- Taj Mahal Quiz.
- Secret Symbols.
- Taj Mahal Crossword.
- Watercolor Landscape.
- Ripped Off?
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