India’s heritage and one of the seven wonders, the Taj Mahal is finally reopened for tourists now. Due to the ongoing pandemic, no visitors were allowed there for site seeing. Although, it is reopened, there are a few guidelines that tourists must follow. The government has ensured volunteers at the monument to ensure that the public is following all the protocols. Given below are the guidelines that a visitor must follow if he/she is planning to visit the Taj Mahal.
After 2 Months of Remaining Shut, Taj Mahal Finally Reopens
Taj Mahal has finally reopened after two months. It was shut down due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the country. However, the monument is all set to reopen today. Although there are certain guidelines that a visitor must follow when they are visiting the Taj Mahal. The monument was first closed due to the pandemic last year on March 17. It later reopened on September 21, 2020. During the second wave, it closed in the month of April. And now it is reopening on June 16, 2021.
No Crowding Inside the Monument
There are certain guidelines and protocols that a visitor must follow if they are planning to visit the Taj Mahal. Agra district magistrate Prabhu N Singh said that only 650 people at a time are allowed inside the monument. He ordered so to ensure that there is not much crowd inside the monument and people are following the COVID-19 protocols properly. The government has also deployed volunteers who will keep a check on the people. People are also requested not to gather at one place and create a crowd-like situation. They will ensure their own safety and maintain social distancing inside the Taj Mahal.
Other Guidelines that Visitors Must Follow
The government has ordered to sanitize the Taj Mahal thrice a day. Vasant Kumar Swarnakar, superintending archeologist announced this news. Visitors can book their tickets online. There is no option to book the tickets at the monument gate. People can book up to 5 tickets from one phone number. You can check ticket booking details here. It is mandatory for all the visitors to wear masks. No mask means no entry. The government has also ensured thermal screening at the entry gate. Besides that, every visitor will get sanitized before entering the monument. Visitors are not allowed to touch anything inside the monument. It is better if the visitors carry their own water bottles and hand sanitizers. Besides the Taj Mahal, 3693 monuments and 50 museums are reopening across the country. They were all closed due to the ongoing pandemic.