Access to the Taj Mahal mausoleum, a famous 17th-century Indian monument of love that was previously closed due to the spread of coronavirus infection, was reopened this week. According to Indian media, on the first day of work, it was visited by almost 2.5 thousand people.
The entrance to the complex has been restricted. Everyone will have to abide by sanitary and epidemiological norms.
Vasant Kumar Swarnkar, Superintendent of the Agra Archaeological Department, informed that before the coronavirus, the average number of visitors to the Taj Mahal was 40,000 per day, while at its peak it was 170,000 per day.
Currently, due to restrictions related to the spread of coronavirus, the Taj Mahal can be visited by no more than 5 thousand people per day.
The famous mausoleum in the Northern Indian city of Agra has been closed since March owing to the threat of a pandemic.
The Taj Mahal, built by the Great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife, is called one of the seven wonders of the world. The famous complex is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.