It won’t be a matter of luck to guard the security at the Taj Mahal. After several years of this architectural wonder being closed to visitors at night, now 200 policemen and commandos will stay vigilent during the evening hours at key entrance locations as it re-opens to the public.
BBC NEWS | South Asia | Taj Mahal open to nocturnal visit: “India’s Taj Mahal opens its doors to the public for night-time viewing for the first time in 20 years on Saturday.
The shrine, which has just celebrated its 350th anniversary, was closed at night because of security worries.
But now the Supreme Court has ruled the famous monument to love can open five nights a month. A maximum 400 people will be allowed to see it each night.
The Taj, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a shrine for his wife, is one of India’s most protected sites.
The white marble mausoleum, situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, is sometimes known as a teardrop on the cheek of time.”