• Tourists delighted as Taj Mahal reopens for night viewing

    Tourists delighted as Taj Mahal reopens for night viewing

    Aug 22, 2021, 10:04 AM IST

    Visitors arrived to see the Taj Mahal as the monument once again opened for night viewing from August 21. Tourists can now admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site under the moonlight in all its glory.

  • Taj Mahal, other monuments reopen today

    Taj Mahal, other monuments reopen today

    Jun 16, 2021, 02:16 PM IST

    The Taj Mahal and other centrally protected monuments reopened on June 16. These monuments were closed two months ago in the wake of COVID-19 second wave. The visitors are able to entry tickets online and no offline booking facility available. Tourist on June 16 flocked to the Taj Mahal after the decision. Strict COVID-protocols will be followed. A restriction of only 650 people at a time has also been imposed by the Agra District Magistrate Prabhu N Singh. "It's a sign of love. I came here first time after marriage with my wife. We are feeling good," a visitor said. "Taj Mahal has opened and visitors will come and it will help us in earning," a shopkeeper said. The Taj Mahal was closed on April 16 following surge in COVID -19 cases.

  • VIDEO: Taj Mahal temporarily shut after, Agra police receive bomb threat call

    VIDEO: Taj Mahal temporarily shut after, Agra police receive bomb threat call

    Mar 04, 2021, 12:08 PM IST

    Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, was brieflt shut for visitors on Thursday morning after an unidentified person called the police to inform that some explosive devices have been parked inside the premises of the monument.

  • Flower exhibition near Taj Mahal grabs several eyeballs

    Flower exhibition near Taj Mahal grabs several eyeballs

    Feb 22, 2021, 07:42 AM IST

    Flower exhibition organised near the Taj Mahal in Agra on February 21. Flower lovers thronged to the exhibition centre to take a glimpse of varieties of flowers. The Flower exhibition attracted a big crowd. This is the government initiative to encourage floriculture among the new generation. One of the visitors Shikha Joshi said, "It's refreshing to be here. View of the monument is delightful."

  • COVID-19 impact: Taj Mahal see decline in tourist footfall

    COVID-19 impact: Taj Mahal see decline in tourist footfall

    Jan 17, 2021, 10:02 AM IST

    The overall footfall of tourists has fallen down at the famous historical monument of India. Taj Mahal has been witnessing few attendances of both national and international tourists. The historical monument was closed for a long time period in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to ANI, the Superintending Archaeologist of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in Agra Circle, Dr Vasant Kumar Swarnkar said, "As compared to 2019, tourists' footfall has fallen by 76% at Taj Mahal in 2020." Taj Mahal is one of the popular World Heritage Site of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in India.

  • Dense smog envelopes Taj Mahal as air quality deteriorates

    Dense smog envelopes Taj Mahal as air quality deteriorates

    Nov 11, 2020, 06:31 PM IST

    Taj Mahal in Agra is surrounded by layer of pollutants. The city is hit by air pollution. People are facing breathing issues.

  • Smog envelopes Taj Mahal, AQI turns

    Smog envelopes Taj Mahal, AQI turns 'poor' in Agra

    Oct 15, 2020, 01:50 PM IST

    Pollution levels in Uttar Pradesh surge every year in winter season.

  • Unlock 4.0: Taj Mahal reopens after six months

    Unlock 4.0: Taj Mahal reopens after six months

    Sep 21, 2020, 11:58 AM IST

    Taj Mahal and Agra Fort reopened to public from September 21 after six months as part of unlock 4.

  • Taj Mahal to reopen on Sep 21, hoteliers hopeful of boost in business

    Taj Mahal to reopen on Sep 21, hoteliers hopeful of boost in business

    Sep 19, 2020, 02:08 PM IST

    Hoteliers welcome govt's decision to reopen Taj Mahal from Sept 21. One of the hoteliers said, "There has been no source of income for the people involved in hotel industry since last 5 months.

  • Tourists flock to View Point to get a glimpse of Taj Mahal

    Tourists flock to View Point to get a glimpse of Taj Mahal

    Aug 26, 2020, 10:56 PM IST

    As the iconic Taj Mahal remains closed for public due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, tourists are gathering at the View Point to get a panoramic glimpse of the historic monument.

  • 800 monuments still shut, reopening should be expedited: Tourism Minister

    800 monuments still shut, reopening should be expedited: Tourism Minister

    Jul 08, 2020, 02:30 PM IST

    Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism and Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel, took part in a sapling plantation drive at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on July 08.

  • Taj Mahal to remain shut after COVID cases soar in Agra

    Taj Mahal to remain shut after COVID cases soar in Agra

    Jul 06, 2020, 11:50 AM IST

    In the view of current COVID-19 situation in Agra, historical monuments like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Akbar tomb and others to remain closed until further orders as they fall in 'buffer zone' areas.

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    Taj Mahal's marble railings damaged following thunderstorm

    May 31, 2020, 10:29 AM IST

    A thunderstorm swept through Agra causing damages to the city on May 30.

  • Women tourists enjoy free entry at Taj Mahal on Women

    Women tourists enjoy free entry at Taj Mahal on Women's Day

    Mar 08, 2020, 10:29 PM IST

    On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Archaeological Survey of India has announced free entry for women tourists at all protected monuments.

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    Ivanka Trump 'thanks' Diljit Dosanjh for taking her to Taj Mahal

    Mar 02, 2020, 06:55 PM IST

    Reacting to Diljit Dosanjh's viral photoshopped picture with her, Ivanka Trump thanked Diljit Dosanjh for taking her to the Taj Mahal. Diljit too replied and invited Ivanka to visit Ludhiana once. Ivanka had visited Taj Mahal with her father and US P

  • Donald Trump, Melania promised to revisit Taj Mahal: Tour Guide

    Donald Trump, Melania promised to revisit Taj Mahal: Tour Guide

    Feb 25, 2020, 12:19 AM IST

    The tour guide from Ministry of Tourism, Nitin Kumar Singh, who gave tour to US President Donald Trump said that Trump and Melania have promised to revisit the Taj Mahal.

  • Tour guide Nitin Kumar Singh, who guided the Trumps at Taj Mahal, shares his experience

    Tour guide Nitin Kumar Singh, who guided the Trumps at Taj Mahal, shares his experience

    Feb 24, 2020, 09:11 PM IST

    Tour guide Nitin Kumar Singh, who guided the Trumps at Taj Mahal, shares his experience

  • President Trump, First Lady emplane for Delhi after visiting Taj Mahal

    President Trump, First Lady emplane for Delhi after visiting Taj Mahal

    Feb 24, 2020, 09:10 PM IST

    United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump emplaned for Delhi from Agra.

  • Watch: Ivanka spends quality time with husband Jared at Taj Mahal

    Watch: Ivanka spends quality time with husband Jared at Taj Mahal

    Feb 24, 2020, 09:04 PM IST

    Advisor and daughter of United States President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump on February 24 spent some quality time with her husband Jared Kushner at one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.

  • UP CM Yogi Adityanath gifts POTUS Taj Mahal portrait

    UP CM Yogi Adityanath gifts POTUS Taj Mahal portrait

    Feb 24, 2020, 07:26 PM IST

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath presents a large portrait of 'Taj Mahal' to US President Donald Trump & First Lady Melania Trump, as they depart for Delhi.

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