India reopens the Taj Mahal despite the COVID-19 pandemic

Sources in India said the area around the Taj Mahal remains a risk of COVID-19 infection and strict measures to restrict travel and social distance must be maintained.

Despite the ongoing complication of the COVID-19 pandemic, India decided to reopen the Taj Mahal – one of the most popular tourist destinations in this South Asian country, starting today.

Announcements by the Indian Ministry of Tourism said the temple will only receive 5,000 visitors a day, divided into two groups to limit contact.

This is a much lower number than the record number of visitors around 80,000 at the time before the outbreak of COVID-19. Visitors to the temple are required to wear masks, keep their distance and are not allowed to touch the marble surface in the temple.

However, Indian officials said the area surrounding the Taj Mahal remains a highly contagious place and strict measures to restrict travel and social distance must be maintained.

In addition to the Taj Mahal, some other famous tourist destinations in India will also begin to reopen in the near future.

However, with India still suspending the exploitation of international routes, this move is assessed towards the domestic tourism market when domestic travel activities are gradually relaxed.

The famous Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is one of the 7 wonders of the world and the splendid beauty and sophistication of this architecture can make anyone be surprised when it is once admired. The Taj Mahal was built entirely of white marble and has different colors at every time of day.

World famous architecture works of India

As one of the 7 wonders of the world, it is not surprising that the Taj Mahal is considered a must-visit destination when you have the opportunity to visit India.

This is also considered to be the best model of Mughal architecture – the combined style of Persian, Turkish, Indian and Islamic architecture. The Taj Mahal became a UNESCO world heritage site in 1983 and is particularly regarded as a “masterpiece that should be admired by the world as a world heritage site”.

The construction of the Taj Mahal was started in 1632 and completed in 1648 with 20,000 workers. The Taj Mahal was built on a 304m wide and 580m long white marble and red sandstone. Thanks to these special types, the Taj Mahal can change color depending on the time of day and the intensity of sunlight.