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Tag: Taj Mahal

MP Man Builds Taj Mahal Like House
MP Man Builds Taj Mahal Like House For His Wife

In a unique gesture, a man from Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh gifted a replica of Taj Mahal to his wife.

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Taj Mahal Invisible!
Taj Mahal disappears under thick blanket of smog

Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh disappears under thick blanket of smog.

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World Environment Day: Is Taj Mahal Now Safe From The Ravages Of Pollution Amid COVID-19 Lockdown?
World Environment Day: Is Taj Mahal Now Safe From The Ravages Of Pollution Amid COVID-19 Lockdown?

"India's tourism icon and a symbol of earthly love, the 17th century white marble mausoleum, the Taj Mahal, is a victim of both nature and man. If the monument looks sick and pale to visitors, the reason is the dry and heavily polluted Yamuna that once formed an integral part of the Taj Mahal complex."

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Covid Second Wave: All ASI Monuments Closed For Visitors Till May 15

With the situation across India worsening amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Archaeology Survey of India (ASI) on Thursday decided to shut all its monuments, museums, and protected sites till May 15 as a precautionary measure. In the order, ASI stated that due to prevailing Covid situation, it has been decided to close all the Centrally Protected Monuments, Sites and Museums under Archaeological Survey of India till May 15, 2021 until further orders.

Man Held For Making Hoax Bomb Call For Taj Mahal

Agra: The Agra police have arrested the man who made a hoax call on Thursday morning claiming that there was a bomb in the Taj Mahal. The man identified as Vimal Kumar Singh, is a resident of Nakhi in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad. Inspector General (IG) Satish Ganesh said that Singh was being interrogated. “It seems […]

ASI Implements New Rule For Online Ticket Booking For Taj Mahal Visit

Agra: Visitors can now book only five tickets for adults and three for children at a time to the Taj Mahal after a new rule was implemented by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to curb black-marketing of tickets to the iconic monument. Earlier, a person could book up to 20 tickets online for the […]

Taj Mahal Reopens For Tourists After 188 Days Hiatus

Agra: After a long gap of closure for 188 days due to the pandemic, the 17th-century monument of love, the Taj Mahal, reopened to visitors on Monday, even as a spurt of 144 new Covid-19 cases raised the alarm level of the district administration. The ASI officials along with the CISF security personnel ensured strict […]

Regional division, Ease of Implementation factors behind Odisha's 'Iconic' miss!

Bhubaneswar: This is a big revelation on why Odisha’s historical marvels fail to make it into the Iconic pride list! It’s the Union Tourism Ministry’s yardsticks of regional distribution and ease of implementation that together made Odisha lose it out to Bihar in the iconic 17 tourist sites list. In a reply to a query […]

Taj Mahal will now be in Agravan, instead of Agra?

Lucknow: After changing the names of Allahabad to Prayagraj and Mughalsarai to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Nagar, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is planning to change the name of Agra to Agravan. The state government has asked the Ambedkar University in Agra to look into the historical aspect of the name. The history department […]

Snapchat, Oneplus To Let You Create AR Experiences This Diwali

Bengaluru: In a bid to gain ground among the Indian millennials, Snapchat on Thursday teamed up with OnePlus to launch a unique Diwali campaign. The brands have created special Lenses that brings to life landmarks like Taj Mahal, Gateway of India, Tower Bridge in London and the Eiffel Tower to commemorate the festival of lights. […]

Chinese man caught flying drone over Taj Mahal

Agra: A Chinese national was detained for sometime for allegedly flying a drone over the Taj Mahal, police said. He was caught taking aerial shots of the 17th century mausoleum. The drone and its controller were seized on Tuesday by the police and a micro storage chip was formatted and sent for forensic evaluation to […]

Taj Mahal will soon open every night for all

New Delhi: The glimmering Taj Mahal, said to be at its aesthetic best in moonlight, could now be thrown open after sunset for all tourists. So far, night access to the globally renowned monument was allowed at a premium only for five nights in a month. Union Tourism and Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel told […]

Pradhan seeks inclusion of Srimandir, Konark Temple in Iconic Tourist destinations

Bhubaneswar:  After a single heritage site from Odisha was not included in the list of 17 sites to be developed as ‘Iconic Tourist Destinations’ as announced by the Centre in the Union Budget 2019-20, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has stressed on inclusion of Sun Temple and Puri Jagannath temple in the ambitious scheme. In a […]

MakeMyTrip, ASI partner for online ticketing for 116 heritage sites

New Delhi: In a bid to promote India as a heritage tourism destination, online travel company MakeMyTrip Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for convenient and hassle-free online bookings for 116 historical monuments and sites across India, MakeMyTrip announced in a statement on Monday. The agreement, […]

Controversial Taj Heritage Corridor takes new green avataar

Agra: The controversial Taj Heritage Corridor, which brought down the Mayawati government in 2003, has now been resurrected in a new “green” avatar along the Yamuna river bank. A year ago, the then local MP and Chairman of the SC/ST Commission, Ram Shankar Katheria, laid the foundation stone of the new Taj View Garden, sandwiched […]

Rare spying platform Taj Mahal discovered after 5 years

New Delhi: Researchers with cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a sophisticated spying platform, TajMahal, that has been active for more than five years now and appears to be unconnected to any known threat actors. The TajMahal framework features around 80 malicious modules and includes functionality never before seen in an advanced persistent threat, […]

New ticket system for Taj Mahal to reduce human impact

Agra: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Monday enforced a new ticketing system for the Taj Mahal, aimed at reducing increasing human impact on the fragile 17th century white marble marvel. Vasant Kumar Swarnkaar, the ASI chief in Agra, said the new ticketing system came into effect from Monday morning. According to the ASI, […]

Tourists find Taj 'much more hypnotisingly beautiful' than imagined

Agra: The World Heritage Week celebrations came to an end on Sunday, after a series of activities including a cleanliness drive at historical monuments, a painting contest, ritualistic welcome of foreign guests and a photo exhibition. The 17th century Monument of Love — Taj Mahal — was visited by more than 40,000 tourists on Sunday, […]

SC concerned over Taj turning brownish

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over the Taj Mahal’s colour turning brown as it pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government and the Archaeological Survey of India. Asking if anybody had any clue about the colour of the white marble monument turning brownish, a bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice […]

Taj entry restricted to three hours from Sunday

Agra: Entry to the Taj Mahal will be restricted to only three hours starting from Sunday, according to a notice issued by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The decision was taken to reduce “human load” on the fragile, 17th century monument of love which has started showing signs of fatigue and ageing, the notice said. […]

Visit to Taj Mahal to cost more, visitors' stay duration to be limited

New Delhi: Now the tourists may have to pay Rs 10 more to see the Taj Mahal, as the government proposes to increase the entry fee to Rs 50 from Rs 40 and introduce an additional fee of Rs 200 to for visiting the main mausoleum, a Union Minister said on Tuesday. The entry fee […]

International students asked to solve Taj Mahal's yellowing

Moscow/Agra: Finding a new and improved method of removing the yellow stains off the Taj Mahal may be devised in the coming days as university students from India and elsewhere have been posed this problem at an international science contest underway in the Taj city. The eighth International Natural Sciences Tournament (INST) of Russia is […]

UP seeks recall of SC order on demolition near Taj Mahal

New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court to seek recall of its order for the demolition of an under-construction multi-level parking lot near the historic Taj Mahal in Agra. Lawyer Aishwarya Bhati, appearing for the state government, mentioned before a bench headed by Justice J. Chelameswar the plea for the […]

SC orders demolition of parking lot near Taj Mahal

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today ordered demolition of a parking lot, which is being built within a kilometre of the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra. The apex court’s order came two days before the scheduled visit of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to the historic monument on October 26. Adityanath had recently said […]

Tourism projects worth Rs 156 cr for Taj Mahal, nearby areas

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has proposed a slew of tourism projects worth Rs 370 crore, around half of which is meant for the Taj Mahal and its surrounding areas, an official release said today. The details have been released in the wake of reports in a section of the media saying the Taj Mahal […]