The Taj Mahal is one of the most iconic monuments in the world, and its beauty has been captivating visitors for centuries. But what lies beneath the majestic structure? The answer is 22 locked rooms.
The 22 rooms, which are located in the basement of the Taj Mahal, are actually not rooms at all. Rather, they are a long arched corridor along which doors were fixed to make better use of the space. According to sources from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) who have seen the basement area on several occasions, the 22 rooms are believed to have been used as storerooms for items related to the upkeep of the Taj Mahal.
The ASI has not been able to open the 22 rooms due to the presence of thick metal doors and padlocks. It is believed that the rooms were locked in the late 19th century and have remained untouched since then.
The mystery of the 22 rooms has been the subject of much speculation over the years. Some believe that the rooms contain precious items such as jewelry and antiques, while others think that the rooms may contain documents and artifacts related to the Mughal era.
Whatever the truth may be, the 22 rooms remain locked and their contents remain a mystery. It is hoped that one day the ASI will be able to open the rooms and reveal their secrets. Until then, the 22 rooms of the Taj Mahal will remain a mystery.