Taj Mahal

May 17, 2022
May 17, 2022

What's inside? Photos of closed Taj Mahal rooms released

As debate over the 22 closed rooms in Taj Mahal reverberated in and out of the court last week, the Archaeological Survey of India has released pictures of some of the said underground rooms of the 17th century monument of love. The rooms were opened in January this year for conservation work.

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022

BJP leader wants to open Taj Mahal rooms to look for 'Hindu idols'

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader has filed a petition in India's Allahabad High Court to open 22 closed rooms of the Taj Mahal to ascertain reports of “hidden” idols of Hindu deities.

March 17, 2020
March 17, 2020

Taj Mahal closed as coronavirus cases jump to 125

The Taj Mahal in Agra and several other key historical monuments across India shut to visitors as part of the country’s ramped-up measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

May 2, 2018
May 2, 2018

Seek experts’ help to assess damage of Taj Mahal: Indian SC

India’s Supreme Court expresses concern over the change of colour of the 17th century white marble Taj Mahal in Agra saying the monument had become yellowish earlier and is now turning brownish and greenish.

April 12, 2018
April 12, 2018

Thunderstorm destroys Taj Mahal minarets

A violent storm destroys two ancient pillars at the entryways to the Taj Mahal, an official says, underscoring the fragility of the centuries-old marble monument to love.

April 1, 2018
April 1, 2018

India limits visits to Taj Mahal to 3 hours per person

India's most popular tourist attraction, the Taj Mahal, announces that visits will be capped at three hours.

February 14, 2018
February 14, 2018

Pay more to visit Taj Mahal

A visit to the Taj Mahal in India’s Agra is to cost more from April this year and foreign visitors may find the trip more comfortable with separate queues and a corridor from Agra railway station to the site and complimentary drinking water bottles.

May 23, 2016
May 23, 2016

Why is the Taj Mahal turning green?

Its gleaming white marble walls have for years been yellowed by India’s air pollution and now the Taj Mahal faces a fresh threat — from green insect excrement.

April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

William and Kate pose on Taj Mahal bench

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have sat together on the bench at the Taj Mahal in India where Diana, Princess of Wales, was pictured 24 years ago.

August 22, 2015
August 22, 2015

Taj Mahal chandelier crash investigation ordered

The Indian authorities order an inquiry into why a chandelier hanging at the entrance of the country's most famous monument, the Taj Mahal, crashed to the ground earlier this week.