US President Donald Trump, who is in India for his first state visit, was in Agra Monday morning to visit the Taj Mahal, India’s most famous monument. According to DW reports, Taj Mahal was being given a clay-pack treatment. This is the first time the replicas of the graves were cleaned since their installation more than 300 years ago. The treatment involved the application of a thick layer of clay, followed by a wash with distilled water. Also Read - Top 5 Budget Friendly Travel Destinations in North India | Must Watch Video
Even the famous Taj Mahal tombs were given a special clay pack treatment (multani mitti) in honor of Donald Trump’s visit. The Yamuna river which flows behind the Taj Mahal has also received 17 million litres of water. The clay is used to preserve the colour of the monument. Also Read - Bomb Scare At Taj Mahal: Tourists Evacuated, Monument Shut After Threat Call
Trump was accompanied by his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who also act as senior advisors to the President, as well as a galaxy of top US officials. Assisted by a guide, the couple took a stroll, hand in hand, at the Taj Mahal lawns. They also posed for a picture at Diana’s bench. At the same time, Ivanka and her husband, accompanied by the high-level US delegation, were seen posing for pictures at the 17th-century monument built by Mughal ruler Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
“The Taj Mahal inspires awe. A timeless testament to the rich and diverse beauty of Indian culture! Thank you, India!” Trump wrote in the visitor’s book.
The Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th Century as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The structure with white marble domes and minarets became a Unesco World Heritage site in 1983. Regarded as the monument to love, the Taj Mahal attracts millions of visitors every year.