Tag: Taj Mahal

  • Taj Mahal is part of Indian heritage, says Adityanath

    Taj Mahal is part of Indian heritage, says Adityanath

    Lucknow : In a damage control exercise after a BJP MLA’s comments on the Taj Mahal sparked outrage, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the famed monument in Agra was a part of Indian heritage. Adityanath also told the media that the 17th century marble monument, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan…

  • Taj Mahal a blot on Indian culture: BJP MLA

    Taj Mahal a blot on Indian culture: BJP MLA

    Noida : BJP leader Sangeet Som has triggered controversy by saying the Taj Mahal is a “blot” on Indian culture and misquoted history by saying that Shah Jahan, builder of the 17th century marble mausoleum, had jailed his father and wanted to wipe out Hindus from the country. The remarks by the Sardhana MLA in…

  • Pay more now to see Taj Mahal

    Pay more now to see Taj Mahal

    Agra : (IANS) Entry tickets for the Taj Mahal and other historical monuments in Agra will now cost more. A foreign visitor to the Taj will now pay Rs,1,000, up from Rs.750. Domestic tourists will shell out Rs.40 a ticket, instead of Rs.20 earlier. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) announced the new rates on…

  • Now Taj Mahal on Twitter

    Now Taj Mahal on Twitter

    Agra: (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav marked Independence Day on Saturday by launching the official Twitter account of the 17th century Taj Mahal. The Uttar Pradesh Tourism said the Taj had become the first historical monument in the world to have its own Twitter account. Tourism industry sources here said the Twitter handle…