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The Taj Mahal is neither India’s only nor first monument of love, here are five others

February 15, 2020 9:17 am

Long before the Taj Mahal emerged as THE monument of love in the world, there were several others as well—some even predating the seventeenth-century mausoleum built by Shah Jahan for Mumtaz Mahal. For Valentine’s Day this year, Sahapedia lists five.

Express Wanderlust: Some romantic destinations where you can ring in Valentine's Day

February 13, 2020 5:39 pm

In India, there is no dearth of romantic places where you can spend your time making beautiful memories.

Air purifier installed at Taj Mahal to tackle pollution

November 03, 2019 9:25 pm

The air purifier van deployed by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) near Taj Mahal has capacity to purify 15 lakh cubic metre air in eight hours within a 300 metre radius.

What’s behind Iconic Tourist Sites initiative?

July 29, 2019 12:07 pm

During her Budget speech earlier this month, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that 17 “Iconic Tourist Sites” in the country would be developed by the government “into world class tourist destinations, to serve as a model for other tourism sites”.

Taj Mahal to get a breastfeeding room: Nursing mothers share what it means to them

May 29, 2019 11:26 am

Having a breastfeeding room at a tourist place like Taj Mahal can be deemed a positive endeavour in the times when mothers in India still struggle with an uncomfortable gaze while breastfeeding in public or are deprived of basic provisions for safety and hygiene for the same.

The Taj Mahal becomes first Indian monument with breastfeeding room

May 27, 2019 11:53 am

The Taj Mahal attracts up to 8 million visitors annually. The ASI said this was the first time it was providing such a facility at any of India's 3,600 plus monuments.

In ASI plan to conserve Taj Mahal: Shoe covers, CNG in Agra

May 16, 2019 9:29 am

The plan recommends a comprehensive switch to CNG fuel in Agra, strict enforcement of vehicle pollution norms and steps to prevent fine dust from the construction of the Metro, among other measures.

Man booked for sedition over ‘pro-Pak’ slogans at Taj Mahal

April 06, 2019 4:28 am

Tajganj police in Agra lodged the FIR based on a complaint filed by Ankit Kumar Namdev, assistant conservator of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Taj Mahal division.

Scientific cleaning, conservation plan designed by ASI to protect Taj Mahal: Centre

December 21, 2018 8:49 pm

All four minarets, eight facades, four pedestal marble walls, interior portion of the periphery up to human height and four 'chhatries' at the rooftop of the main mausoleum, have already been cleaned and treated, Minister of State for Environment said.

Entry to Taj Mahal’s main mausoleum to cost an extra Rs 200

December 10, 2018 6:54 am

The government has brought out a gazette notification, saying all categories of visitors will be charged the additional amount if they wish to enter the main mausoleum, which houses artistic replicas of the original graves of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal (in the basement).


From Eiffel Tower to Taj Mahal: Delhi gets its own Wonders of the World Park

February 22, 2019 1:13 pm

From Eiffel Tower to Taj Mahal: The seven replicas have been made using different kinds of waste such as the scrap of automobile parts and other metal waste like fans, rods, iron sheets, nut-bolts, bicycle and bike parts.

In Photos: A sneak peek into Delhi's Wonders of the World Park

January 24, 2019 12:17 pm

The seven wonders are - Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt), Eiffel Tower (Paris), Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy), Statue of Liberty (the US), Christ the Redeemer (Brazil), Colossuem (Italy) and Taj Mahal (India).

Yogi Adityanath visits Taj Mahal, participates in cleanliness drive

October 27, 2017 9:40 am

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday paid a visit to the world famous symbol of love, the Taj Mahal, in Agra city. He also participated in a cleanliness drive near the Mughal-era monument.

Vidya Balan, hubby Siddharth Roy Kapur at the monument of love Taj Mahal

February 28, 2016 6:11 pm

Actress Vidya Balan visited the Taj Mahal on Saturday (February 27) with her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur.

Preparations underway ahead of Barack Obama's Taj Mahal visit

January 21, 2015 8:02 pm

Barack Obama will be arriving in India on Jan 25 for being the Chief Guest at the R-Day parade, will visit Taj Mahal on Jan 27.