Opening of Taj Mahal, Agra Fort from Sep 21

The Taj Mahal and Agra Fort will be reopened on September 21 for tourists, following various concessions by the central government. The Taj Mahal and Fort Agra will reopen to tourists from September 21, the federal government has announced. The federal government has been announcing gradual relaxations after the Corona general freeze.

Based on this, it has been announced that the Taj Mahal and the Agro Fort will be open for tourist arrivals from September 21. Tickets will not be sold at the counters and tickets will be available online only. Also, it has been announced that all those who come in must wear a mask and adhere to the social space. The Federal Government has said that 5,000 people a day will be allowed to visit the Taj Mahal and 2,500 people will be allowed into the Agro fort every day.

Agra Fort is a grand legend in the Mughal narrative. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra Fort is also known as Red Fort or Lal Qila of Agra because of the red sandstone. Built-in 1565 by Akbar- the venerated Mughal emperor, the fort also goes by the name of Qila-e-Akbari for it was refurbished under his aegis with the signature markings evident – the Indo-Islamic Akbari architecture. It was his grandson Shah Jahan who pulled down the earlier structures and erected new ones made of white marble – the one he was fond of. The fort served as a residence for the Mughal royalty until 1638 after which the royal house moved to the Red Fort in the new Mughal pleasure capital, Shahjahanabad now known as Old Delhi famous for its grotty, nostalgia-stoking lanes.