Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal. Image credit: Smithsonian Magazine

After being closed for almost 6 months due to COVID-19 pandemic, the stage is set for the reopening of the Taj Mahal on Monday.

Sources informed that preparations are in full swing for the 17th-century monument to welcome visitors.

“COVID-19 protocols like wearing masks by the visitors and maintaining social distancing norms will have to be followed by the visitors,” the sources said.

“A maximum of 5,000 visitors will be allowed in a day into the monument,” sources said.

“Lawns were maintained all through these six months and we are all set for the Taj re-opening from September 21 – from sunrise to sunset,” reported India Today quoting archaeological sources.

“The tourists would go through thermal check and they would be provided with a sanitizer,” the report added.

As per archaeological officials, not more than five visitors will be allowed at a time within the main mausoleum that houses the graves of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Tickets will not be sold through the window counters.

These can be booked online from the ASI website or mobile app.

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