Taj Mahal shut in wake of the spread of the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Coronavirus pandemic has put down the tourism industry's growth especially the crown jewel of India, the Taj Mahal.
The monument is now shut and no public can visit the Taj Mahal. This has been done to prevent any public gatherings and reduce any chances of the spreading of the Coronavirus.
The Taj Mahal has been shut for the first time after the devastating floods of 1978 floods and it also remained closed during World War II in the year 1942 and the Indo-Pak war during the year 1971.
An old black and white photo of the Taj Mahal while World War II has shown that the top of the Taj Mahal has been covered in scaffolding. This was done to mislead the Japanese who may have been planning to carry out an air attack at the site. The government had also expected an attack on the historic monument by the Luftwaffe. It was the aerial warfare branch of the Wehrmacht during World War II. But fortunately, nothing happened to this beautiful monument.
After this, the Taj Mahal was shut for a while during the Indo-Pak war of 1971 so that the monument does not get destroyed by the enemies. During the Indo-Pak war of 1965, scaffolding was used again to cover up the top of the monument so as to disguise it and save it from any devastations. Then, the Taj Mahal was again shut in the year 1978 because of the floods that put the monument under serious danger.
Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is visited every day by thousands of people from all over the world. This also makes it a major source of revenue for the tourism industry of Uttar Pradesh.
Shutting the Taj Mahal to the public also gives the message to the public about the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic. The government is trying day and night to stop the further spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
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