Tourists visiting the Taj Mahal for night viewing will be allowed to enter in batches of 50 people per slot, as per the guidelines of the Supreme Court. The tickets can be booked one day in advance.
Updated on Aug 21, 2021 09:08 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Sara Ali Khan’s attempt at rhyming gives Akshay Kumar a headache as they shoot for Atrangi Re, watch video
The team of Atrangi Re, including Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan and director Aanand L Rai, were seen at Agra’s historic Taj Mahal to shoot for the film. Watch their pics and videos here.
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 08:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
In the age of biographies, five storytellers pick one personality they’d want to celebrate
Updated on Nov 23, 2019 08:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
This week’s reading list includes a volume on old Delhi, another on Nepal, and a how-to book on throwing the perfect party
Updated on Nov 01, 2019 07:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By HT Team
The central government on Thursday announced its decision to revamp large parts of Lutyens’ Delhi, which includes revamping or building a new Parliament House by 2022 and razing a number of buildings to construct an integrated complex to house all government departments and ministries.
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 09:38 PM IST
New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
Sheesh Mahal is a 17th-century palace that was commissioned by Shah Jahan’s wife, Akbarabadi Begum. The surrounding garden consisted of fruit orchards and was one of the favourite spots of emperor Shah Jahan.
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 04:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
The ongoing Shahjahanabad redevelopment project is scheduled to be completed by March next year, and the restoration of the building facades is also expected to be completed by then.
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 10:55 AM IST
New Delhi | By Adrija Roychowdhury
Some of the manuscripts that will be put on display include: Diwan-e- Hafiz, a collection of Persian poems by the 14th century Iranian poet Hafiz that carry the signatures of Mughal emperors Humayun and Shah Jahan
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 12:41 AM IST
Patna | By Reena
Arjun Kapoor’s hilarious comment on uncle Anil Kapoor’s ‘some good looking pictures’ has internet in splits
Anil Kapoor posted new pictures of himself, looking fit as ever and with a flattering comment on himself and got trolled by nephew Arjun Kapoor. See the pictures here.
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 02:11 PM IST
By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Over 350 years after Mughal emperor Shah Jahan laid the foundation stone for the monument, there had been many additions to the 250-acre fort complex, including barracks and other post-Independence buildings.
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 07:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Adrija Roychowdhury
The sacred item is in black velvet cover with golden silk thread with the feet impression of the Prophet on a black stone slab.
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 12:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | By HT Correspondent
The auction for a valuable group of jewels, gemstones and decorative objects will showcase the illustrious culture of Indian jewelled arts from the Mughal period to the age of the Maharajas.
Updated on May 29, 2019 04:18 PM IST
New York | By Indo Asian News Service
Karan Johar has revealed new details about his upcoming period epic, Takht, calling it his most ambitious film. Takht features an ensemble cast that includes Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal, among others.
Updated on Dec 25, 2018 07:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
An all-inclusive ticket for Indian citizens including entry into the Taj Mahal, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, was raised from 50 rupees ($0.70) to 250 rupees.
Updated on Dec 10, 2018 05:41 PM IST
Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, New Delhi
The move will hit domestic tourists the hardest, increasing their overall ticket price by five times (Rs 250), if they wish to see the grave replicas.
Published on Dec 09, 2018 11:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Agra | By Hemendra Chaturvedi
Yamuna is an integral part of Taj’s design and there was no anticipation that it would dry or become narrow. But the river has narrowed and it’s polluted. The wooden foundations are likely to become brittle and might disintegrate because, as Venice which is built on a wooden foundation shows, longevity of wood increases when it is submerged in water
Updated on Dec 06, 2018 12:51 PM IST
By Kusala Rajendran
While Shah Jahan’s signature (the Taj Mahal) was an ornament par excellence, it was the Agra fort and its Diwan-i-Khas under whose decorated columns and arches kings and dignitaries decided the course of history.
Published on Nov 16, 2018 06:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By Garima Verma
Bagh-e-Bedil: Wakf Board to turn tomb complex of sufi poet into ‘open cultural centre’.
Updated on Aug 26, 2018 12:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Parvez Sultan
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has proposed a plan to lease out Town Hall to a private hotel chain to help maintain it. We speak to historians and locals to understand how this move would affect them and the place.
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 06:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali, New Delhi
The change in colour has not come out of the blue. Environmentalists and historians have long warned about the risk of soot and fumes from factories and tanneries dulling the ivory monument.
Published on May 22, 2018 12:47 PM IST
Reuters, Agra | By Reuters
The UP Sunni Central Waqf Board and the Archaeological Survey of India are locked in a legal battle for rights over the Taj Mahal. But what is a waqf, and should the heritage mausoleum be one?
Updated on Jul 27, 2018 07:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By Poulomi Banerjee
It has been at the centre of politics, various outfits have staked claim to it, but the neglect that the mausoleum has suffered over the years tells a different story.
Updated on May 14, 2018 08:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Agra | By Pankaj Jaiswal and Hemendra Chaturvedi
Supreme Court tells Centre and UP to consider hiring experts to restore Taj Mahal
Updated on May 01, 2018 11:38 PM IST
The Board, which was asked earlier by the court to produce documentary evidence to show it owned the Taj Mahal, however, could not provide the same.
Updated on Apr 17, 2018 11:29 PM IST
Bhadra Sinha, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
YH Tucy, wo says he’s the great grandson of Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, also said the Sunni Waqf board was a “land grabber”,
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 02:42 PM IST
IANS, Agra | By HT Correspondent
The board has a week to produce the signatures of the emperor who died in 1666, almost 18 years after the monument he built in the memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, was completed.
Updated on Apr 11, 2018 04:19 PM IST
Parveen Babi would have turned 69 had she been alive. All that she is remembered for today is her sensuous onscreen avatar and her illness. Truth is she was much more than that.
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 01:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nivedita Mishra