Taj Mahal

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India’s supreme court castigated the authorities for not acting quickly enough to protect the Taj Mahal in Agra. Photograph: EPA/STR

India’s supreme court has declared that preservation of the Taj Mahal from environmental degradation is a “hopeless cause”. Responding to a public-in(...)

Taj Mahal mausoleum: India’s top court sharply criticised the government for failing to protect the legendary monument from pollution. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty

India’s supreme court has directed the country’s federal government to invite international experts to fix the “serious” change in colour due to pollu(...)

Visitors take  selfies in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, today. India is to restrict the number of daily visitors to the 17th century monument  in an effort to preserve it. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Authorities in charge of the Taj Mahal have decided to cap the number of local visitors to the 17th century monument at 40,000 per day, for environmen(...)

Sunset at the Taj Mahal, which attracts millions of visitors every year. Photograph: Wong Yuliang/istockphoto.com

Quentin Jérémy Clerc and Marie Droz were getting away from the tourist trail. Visiting Fatehpur Sikri – once the capital of the Mughal Empire, and abo(...)