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India’s Taj Mahal to undergo face lift in 2017

In 2017, for the first time in the building’s history, a mud pack cleaning process will be applied to the main dome. This process restores the whiteness of the marble. It’s one of the safest cleaning methods available for such monuments as it’s non-abrasive and non-corrosive.

What does this mean for visitors in 2017?

The work is due to start in April 2017, carried out by the Archaeological Survey of India, and last just shy of a year. This may get pushed back depending on technical studies taking place. The mud cover, once applied, is protected under polythene sheets to ensure that absorption takes place properly. This will be for two to three days at a time. There will be a form of iron scaffolding tied on the dome during this time.

The interiors and beautiful gardens are still available in all their splendour. Please ask our Indian Experts for updates when booking your holiday to India with us.