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After A Long Break Of 188 Days, Taj Mahal Opens Gates, The First Visitor Is A Chinese
AGRA || Even as the Corona epidemic continues in the state of Uttar Pradesh like elsewhere, there was some good news on Monday as the monument of love, the Taj Mahal reopened to tourists after a long gap of 188 days.
Along with the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, the other big tourist destination in the city of Taj, also opened up its gates for the visitors. Call it irony or a coincidence, the first visitor to the Taj Mahal, the monument of love built by the Mughal emperor in the memory of his beloved late wife Mumtaaz, was a Chinese.
Along with the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort of Agra and all other tourist attractions were thrown out of bounds for tourists on March 17, after the state government closed many places owing to the growing spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Although the world famous buildings Taj Mahal and Red Fort have been opened but some rules have been changed. Now, tourists have to take tickets online to see the Taj. Tourists must book online tickets from ASI website.
Officials of the Department of Archeology say that standard operating procedures will be followed at Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. At the Taj Mahal, five people will be able to visit the tombs in Shah Jahan and Mumtaz's main mausoleum, the museum will also be open for tourists.
Tourists will have to make all payments, including parking, digitally. Here, let us tell you that maximum five thousand tourists will get admission in Taj Mahal in a day and maximum of two and a half thousand tourists in Agra Fort, the ticket window on both the monuments will remain closed for the time being.