#travelwithgdp Fact: Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb for eight years in the octagonal tower (known as ‘Mussaman Burj’) of Agra Fort after Dara Shikoh, Shah Jahan’s eldest son’s defeat.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Puducherry (name changed from Pondicherry on 20th September 2006) celebrates Independence Day on August 16th while the rest of the country celebrates it on August 15th as the legal merger with the Indian Union from the French was observed on that day.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The carpet in the main prayer hall is considered to be the world’s largest carpet made by Iran’s Carpet Company and designed by Iranian artist Ali Khaliqi. This carpet measures 60,570 square feet and was made by around 1,200-1,300 carpet knotters.
#travelwithgdp Fact: In June 2012 a set of Olympic rings was suspended from the Tower Bridge to mark one month to go until the start of the games which cost £259,817 to construct.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Gangtok remained a small hamlet until the construction of the Enchey Monastery in 1840, which made it a pilgrimage center and famous beautiful city that we see today.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The enormous earnings made by the casinos while being the world’s biggest gambling enclave, the government has made the tax revenue in Macau so high that residents get occasional checks under a program named the Wealth Partaking Scheme.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The Living Root Bridges are handmade bridges, constructed by either tying the roots when young or letting them grow at certain angles until they can hold the weight of a human.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The 75 available parking slots on Commerical Street works in a very peculiar way where the current date, depending on whether it’s odd or even decides which side of the road the parking spaces for 4-wheelers can be used.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The bridge of EIGHT lanes in each direction on the Shaikh Zayed Road above the course of the Dubai Canal cost a whopping AED 580 million.