Articles about Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal to reopen for night viewing from Saturday

20 Aug 2021

Taj Mahal to reopen for night viewing from Saturday

After remaining closed for over a year for night viewing, the Taj Mahal in Agra will open from August 21 for visitors who want to explore the marble monument under the moonlight, the officials said on Friday.

Tourists delighted as Taj Mahal reopens after two months

16 Jun 2021

Tourists delighted as Taj Mahal reopens after two months

A 40-year-old woman from Brazil was one of the early tourists to step inside the Taj Mahal premises as the monument reopened on Wednesday after being closed for around two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Man detained for Taj Mahal hoax bomb threat call: Police

04 Mar 2021

Man detained for Taj Mahal hoax bomb threat call: Police

A man has been detained in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad on Thursday for allegedly making a hoax call to the police earlier in the day, claiming that a bomb had been planted inside the iconic Taj Mahal in the city of Agra, reports say.

Taj Mahal briefly shut after hoax bomb threat call

04 Mar 2021

Taj Mahal briefly shut after hoax bomb threat call

The iconic Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh's Agra was briefly shut and all tourists were immediately evacuated after the UP Police received a bomb threat call this morning.

Unlock 5.0: Relaxations for tourism sector, cinema halls reopening likely

28 Sep 2020

Unlock 5.0: Relaxations for tourism sector, cinema halls reopening likely

As the fourth phase of "unlocking" from the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, India awaits the central guidelines for 'Unlock 5.0'.

Taj Mahal re-opens after months. No couple poses, allowed

21 Sep 2020

Taj Mahal re-opens after months. No couple poses, allowed

Taj Mahal, the Mughal monument that has hosted renowned personalities, re-opened today, six months after coronavirus-linked curbs made it off-limits to visitors.

How can Mughals be heroes, asks Adityanath; renames Agra museum

15 Sep 2020

How can Mughals be heroes, asks Adityanath; renames Agra museum

The under-construction Mughal museum in Uttar Pradesh city Agra will be named after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on orders of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his office said in a statement on Monday.

All monuments to reopen for public from July 6

02 Jul 2020

All monuments to reopen for public from July 6

In a major development, all monuments, including the famous Taj Mahal in Agra and New Delhi's Red Fort, will be reopened to the public starting Monday, July 6, the central government announced on Thursday.

US will send ventilators to India, announces President Donald Trump

16 May 2020

US will send ventilators to India, announces President Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump said on Saturday that his country will be sending ventilators to "friends in India".

Coronavirus: Over 2,000 die in Italy, Canada closes borders

17 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Over 2,000 die in Italy, Canada closes borders

With no cure for the deadly COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, in sight, world leaders have taken a more stringent approach, announcing the closure of borders and extending lockdown.

US-India joint statement: Will protect citizens from radical Islamic terrorism

25 Feb 2020

US-India joint statement: Will protect citizens from radical Islamic terrorism

For the second time in 24 hours, United States President Donald Trump asked Pakistan to act against terrorists flourishing on its soil and added his nation was committed to ending radical Islamic terrorism.

Trump calls Taj Mahal 'timeless testament' to India's cultural beauty

24 Feb 2020

Trump calls Taj Mahal 'timeless testament' to India's cultural beauty

United States President Donald Trump on Monday visited the historic Taj Mahal monument in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, describing it as a "timeless testament" to India's beauty.

#NamasteTrump: Manish Sisodia reacts to being snubbed from Delhi event

24 Feb 2020

#NamasteTrump: Manish Sisodia reacts to being snubbed from Delhi event

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday reacted to being disinvited from an event at a Delhi government school to be attended by United States First Lady Melania Trump.

Decked up Ahmedabad awaits Trump, Modi says it's an honor

23 Feb 2020

Decked up Ahmedabad awaits Trump, Modi says it's an honor

Ahmedabad residents are seeing their city readied like never before. Roads have been leveled, street lights fixed, and huge hoardings are dotting the skyline.

Gujarat: Temporary gate, meant to welcome Modi and Trump, collapses

23 Feb 2020

Gujarat: Temporary gate, meant to welcome Modi and Trump, collapses

Ahmedabad, Delhi, and Agra, the three cities that US President Donald Trump will visit on his maiden trip to India, have been decked up.

Delhi: Trump will stay at suite costing Rs. 8 lakh/night

21 Feb 2020

Delhi: Trump will stay at suite costing Rs. 8 lakh/night

With US President Donald Trump and his family members arriving in India next week, the ITC Maurya in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, has made elaborate arrangements for the esteemed guests.

Numbers matter: Trump says 10 million people will welcome him

21 Feb 2020

Numbers matter: Trump says 10 million people will welcome him

Donald Trump is looking forward to his maiden trip to India as the US President, but more than seeing the Taj Mahal or inking the trade deal, he is excited about the crowd that will welcome him in Ahmedabad.

Agra gets makeover before Trump's visit, water released into Yamuna

20 Feb 2020

Agra gets makeover before Trump's visit, water released into Yamuna

Uttar Pradesh's Agra boasts of the Taj Mahal but it also is one of the dirtiest tourist destinations around the world.

Valentine's Day: Truly madly still exists. These people prove it

12 Feb 2020

Valentine's Day: Truly madly still exists. These people prove it

We live in the age of fast-track love and harmonious break-ups, a time when the mention of happily-ever-afters and forevers get smirks and eyerolls.

Netflix drops official trailer of new series 'Taj Mahal 1989'

08 Feb 2020

Netflix drops official trailer of new series 'Taj Mahal 1989'

Netflix has dropped the official trailer of Taj Mahal 1989, its next Indian original series.

Air purifier installed near Taj Mahal as pollution worsens

05 Nov 2019

Air purifier installed near Taj Mahal as pollution worsens

While a severe pollution grips northern India, an air purifier van has been deployed at the gates of the Taj Mahal in Agra, in a bid to provide relief to tourists visiting the Mughal-era monument.

Last Mughal emperor's 'descendant' offers golden brick for Ram Mandir

19 Aug 2019

Last Mughal emperor's 'descendant' offers golden brick for Ram Mandir

A self-proclaimed descendant of the Mughal dynasty, Prince Habeebuddin Tucy, has reiterated his rightful claim to the controversial Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya.

Want to spend more than three-hours at Taj? Pay fine

12 Jun 2019

Want to spend more than three-hours at Taj? Pay fine

If you are planning to head to Taj Mahal in near future, here's something you should know.

This Gurugram temple to be taller than Qutub Minar

09 Feb 2019

This Gurugram temple to be taller than Qutub Minar

The Sheetla Mata Shrine Board in Gurugram has come up with a plan to redevelop the temple in Sector 6 and make it taller than both Qutub Minar and Taj Mahal.

After Hindu girl comment, Anantkumar Hegde targets rival's Muslim wife

28 Jan 2019

After Hindu girl comment, Anantkumar Hegde targets rival's Muslim wife

Union minister Anantkumar Hegde, who has grabbed the limelight time and again for his wild statements, has hit a new low.

Agra shocker: Four men kidnap B.Tech student, gangrape her

20 Dec 2018

Agra shocker: Four men kidnap B.Tech student, gangrape her

Four men raped a first-year B.Tech student in Poiya Ghat of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, and two accused have been arrested, police said on Wednesday.

Visiting Taj's main mausoleum? Shell out Rs. 200 more

10 Dec 2018

Visiting Taj's main mausoleum? Shell out Rs. 200 more

Those wanting to see the main mausoleum of the Taj Mahal will need to buy an additional ticket of Rs. 200 from today.

UP: Postmaster who built 'mini Taj Mahal' for wife, killed

10 Nov 2018

UP: Postmaster who built 'mini Taj Mahal' for wife, killed

An 83-year-old man, who had made the news and had become a sensation for constructing a 'mini Taj Mahal' in memory of his deceased wife, died of a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr late on Thursday night.

Korean First Lady wearing saree for Diwali delights Ayodhya people

07 Nov 2018

Korean First Lady wearing saree for Diwali delights Ayodhya people

Draped in an elegant saree, South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook soaked in Diwali festivities in Ayodhya much to the delight of the people of the pilgrim town.

SC extends deadline to submit document on Taj Mahal protection

25 Sep 2018

SC extends deadline to submit document on Taj Mahal protection

The Supreme Court has extended time, till November 15, for Uttar Pradesh Government to submit a vision document on protecting the Taj Mahal from pollution.

#TravelBytes: Top 5 places in India for history buffs

23 Aug 2018

#TravelBytes: Top 5 places in India for history buffs

The Indian soil has witnessed countless dynasties come and go, innumerable wars, and many rulers- thus resulting in a plethora of historically and culturally significant townships, featuring historic ruins, monuments, temples, and more.

India among 'top 10' destinations for Chinese tourists in Asia

22 Aug 2018

India among 'top 10' destinations for Chinese tourists in Asia

India ranks among the top 10 popular destinations for Chinese travelers in Asia, especially for social media-influenced millennials, according to a report.

Canadian politician Andrew Scheer to visit India to 'repair' ties

22 Aug 2018

Canadian politician Andrew Scheer to visit India to 'repair' ties

Canada's opposition leader Andrew Scheer has said he plans to visit India to try to repair and strengthen bilateral ties six months after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's disastrous state visit to the country damaged the relations.

UAE based father-son duo on India trip create world record

16 Aug 2018

UAE based father-son duo on India trip create world record

An Abu Dhabi-based man and his five-year-old son on an India tour have set a Guinness world record for visiting the maximum number of UNESCO world heritage sites in less than 12 hours using public transport.

SBI bags the title of 'India's most patriotic brand': Survey

13 Aug 2018

SBI bags the title of 'India's most patriotic brand': Survey

India's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) is considered to be the country's most patriotic brand, according to a survey.

Missed IKEA's opening in Hyderabad? Walk through with us

10 Aug 2018

Missed IKEA's opening in Hyderabad? Walk through with us

India got its first IKEA store in Hyderabad yesterday. It was a hit: thousands lined up to check out the world-famous chain on Day-1 itself, creating a stampede-like situation.

#CareerBytes: All about pursuing architecture in India

29 Jul 2018

#CareerBytes: All about pursuing architecture in India

Ever been awed by the architectural beauty of the Taj Mahal or the intricacy of the Alhambra and wondered what brilliant minds conceived of such structures?

#TravelBytes: 5 best weekend getaways for Delhiites

21 Jul 2018

#TravelBytes: 5 best weekend getaways for Delhiites

Nothing feels better than a weekend after a hard week of work.

Hours after Modi's remarks, ASI lifts photography ban in monuments

13 Jul 2018

Hours after Modi's remarks, ASI lifts photography ban in monuments

In a major relief to photographers and historians, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has lifted a ban on photography inside centrally protected monuments.

Close Taj Mahal, demolish or restore it: SC lashes out

11 Jul 2018

Close Taj Mahal, demolish or restore it: SC lashes out

The SC has lashed out at the Centre and the UP government for their "lethargy" in protecting the Taj Mahal, which has now become a "hopeless cause."