Taj Mahal is considered a jewel in the crown among India’s vast cultural riches.
The Taj Mahal, not the luxury hotel in Mumbai, but the iconic monument in Agra, a testimony to undying love from the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to the love of his life Mumtaz Mahal, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. For long celebrated as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites and declared one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’. An irresistible magnet for tourists, the Taj Mahal is considered a jewel in the crown among India’s vast cultural riches. One small catch, though. The present administrative dispensation in the Uttar Pradesh government, the state where the Taj stands in all its magnificence, does not seem to see eye to eye on this point with the rest of the world.