New Delhi: It was falling in love at the first sight with the historic monument for the US President Donald Trump as he along with his wife Melania Trump visited the Taj Mahal on February 24. Writing his touring experience on the visitor’s book, Trump said Taj Mahal had inspired him and it is a timeless testament to the rich and diverse beauty of Indian culture. Also Read - Namaste Trump: After Stops in Ahmedabad, Agra, US President Arrives in Delhi
“Taj Mahal inspires awe, a timeless testament to the rich and diverse beauty of Indian culture! Thank you, India,” Trump wrote on the visitor’s book. Also Read - Trump India Visit: Agra Mayor to Welcome US President With a 'Silver Key', Here's What it Stands For
Making the visit historic, Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Monday evening visited the iconic Taj Mahal and marvelled at the 17th century Mughal-era mausoleum.
Accompanied by his wife, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, the US President arrived in Agra from Ahmedabad.
After his arrival in Agra, Trump’s convoy of over 30 vehicles drove to Oberoi Amarvilas hotel near the Taj Mahal complex and over 15,000 school students welcomed the US president to the city
With greeting messages and pictures of Trump, First Lady and Modi, massive billboards were decorated in the nearly 13-km convoy route.
Prior to his visit to Agra, an extensive three-layered security was put in place, and authorities had got the Taj Mahal premises cleared of visitors by noon.
Donald Trump and the First Lady enjoyed the view of the marble marvel and posed for pictures for photographers.
Before Donald Trump, the last US president to visit the Taj Mahal was Bill Clinton who had come to India in 2000. He had seen the Taj along with daughter Chelsea Clinton.