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Taj Mahal News
Taj Mahal reopens: 5000 visitors to be allowed on day 1, masks mandatory
Mon, Sep 21, 2020
After months of closure, Taj Mahal re-opened for visitors on Monday with strict coronavirus safety guidelines.
Taj Mahal, Agra Fort to re-open from September 21 even as COVID-19 cases continue to grow
Tue, Sep 08, 2020
The tourism sector is set to get a major boost with several important places set to open in the coming month. Taj Mahal and Agra Fort will re-open to the public from September 21 as part of unlock 4, Basant Kumar, Superintending Archaeologist, ASI said on Monday.
Restaurants, gyms to reopen in Agra, Taj Mahal stays shut
Tue, Aug 18, 2020
A preliminary analysis of data relating to Covid-19 in Agra district indicates that around 45 per cent (966) of the victims were between 18-40 age group, mostly from the urban areas, while the number of 60 plus was 365, and 752 patients were between 41 to 60 years of age.
Taj Mahal not to reopen, for now
Mon, Jul 06, 2020
Tourism industry, which was hoping for a turnaround, feels demoralised. The hotels, restaurants, emporia have been closed since March 25. This has resulted in loss of revenue and mass unemployment of guides, photographers, taxi drivers, etc.
Like Taj Mahal in India, foreigners should pay more to enter US national parks: Senator
Thu, Jun 25, 2020
To address the current maintenance backlog of parks, it would cost nearly USD 12 billion, according to National Park Service. In comparison, last year, the entire budget for the National Park Service was USD 4.1 billion. The amendment is completely offset and provides a permanent solution, the Senator said.
Taj Mahal closed amid COVID-19 scare
Tue, Mar 17, 2020
The Taj Mahal will be closed for tourists from Tuesday onwards amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Officials said that the decision was communicated to them on Monday night by the Ministry of Tourism in New Delhi See Zee Business live streaming below:
Trump Agra visit: Ticket counters at Taj to close at 11:30 am
Mon, Feb 24, 2020
Entry gates of Taj Mahal will be closed at 11:30 am for vistors due to security reasons of US President Donald Trump.
CM Yogi reviews security arrangements ahead of Trump's Agra visit
Wed, Feb 19, 2020
Ahead of President of United States, Donald Trump's visit to Agra, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reviewed security arrangements on February 18. Trump will be arriving in India on February 24.
Mehtab Bagh Taj View Point: A solution for tourists who want a view of 'Taj Mahal' at Night
Sat, Nov 16, 2019
Mehtab Bagh Taj View Point: A solution for tourists who want a view of 'Taj Mahal' at Night. From Mehtab Bagh now tourists can have a view of Taj Mahal by just paying 20 rupees from 7 PM to 10 PM. Watch this complete video to find out more in detail.
Indian millennials break stereotypes with Samsung #IndiaReadyAction, campaign sets record
Mon, Jun 17, 2019
Samsung's 'India Ready Action' campaign has set a new record with 161.8 million engagements on Instagram and Facebook in 4 weeks, making it the most engaging campaign in the last one year on these platforms.
Wind up your Taj Mahal tour in three hours—or pay more
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Visitors at the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra will now be allowed to stay on the premises only for up to three hours, as a new circular comes into effect.
Tourists unhappy after sight-seeing limited to 3-hour at Taj Mahal
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
A latest circular has come into force, which now restricts visitors to spend more than 3 hours at the iconic monument. Turnstile gates have been introduced to watch over time spent by tourists. "7 turnstile gates have been installed at both the East and West entry point. 5 gates are for the exit. For the entry of foreign tourists, there are separate gates. Entry is only through token which is valid for three hours, exceeding which, a visitor is required to recharge it at the counter at the exit gates," said Basant Kumar, superintendent, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Tourists are dismayed by the new rules, asserting that it would cost heavily on tourism.
Mughal-styled house in Puducherry sets example for modern day architects
Thu, Apr 25, 2019
The moment you step inside Kanagavel’s palatial residence in Puducherry, there is unique aura of Mughal dynasty to welcome the visitors. Located near Villupuram district, the massive bungalow is a masterpiece. Kanagavel has himself designed and implemented construction of the house. He travelled around the places in India and took clues from Taj Mahal and several other historic marvels. The palatial house boasts Darbar Hall, Mughal style gigantic doors and 180 Degree 3D Tiles stacked room. There is also a tunnel to safeguard jewellery like old school. The house could be an inspiration for budding architects and interior designers.
Going to Taj Mahal? Ticket prices hiked, not just Rs 50, you need to pay this whopping amount; rates go up to Rs 1300
Mon, Dec 10, 2018
Visiting the 7th wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal? Well, it will cost you much, much more! According to latest change in rules, it is set to weigh on your pockets Monday onwards. Tak Mahal ticket price has been hiked from Rs 50 and the highest amount to be paid is Rs 1300.
Swachh Bharat Mission: These 10 iconic places to have international cleanliness standards
Thu, Jun 23, 2016
The locations were decided on the basis of higher annual footfall.
Here are 10 iconic places govt will clean under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Fri, Jun 03, 2016
In its attempt to clean historic places of India, the BJP-led government has decided to take 10 iconic heritage, spiritual and cultural places under its 'Swachh Bharat Mission' in Phase-1.