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Restoration Work on Taj Mahal Reaching Completion!

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Did you know that the famous Taj Mahal monument in India has been undergoing restoration work? The Archaeological Survey of India has been hard at work utilizing modern technology and traditional cleaning and restoration methods to remove decades of dirt and repair damages. So far, the process has been a great success, efficiently bringing the beautiful monument back to glory.

Visitors will notice differences in color between the polished portion in the front of the monument and the Dome, which has not yet been cleaned. The major cleaning work on the last (4th) Minaret and the front portion of the Taj Mahal has been completed and the scaffolding has been removed. Guests are now able to take uninterrupted pictures of the complete monument.

The remaining cleaning will take place in phases as listed below. The final step is the cleaning of the decades of grime through a series of mud baths using Fullers Earth – a mud paste that absorbs dirt and impurities – leaving the monument shimmering in its original, pristine white glory. The final phase is to be completed by the end of November 2018.

Area of the work Probable timeline for execution of the work Completions of work
Southern Façade, Taj Mahal June to August’2017 completed
South East Minaret, Taj Mahal June to August’2017 completed
South West façade, Taj Mahal June to August’2017 completed
Northern Façade, Taj Mahal August to October’2017 completed
Western Façade, Taj Mahal October to December’2017 completed
Wall of peripheri, Sheesh Mahal, Taj Mahal November’2017  to January’2018 completed
Four Chhatri’s at roof of main mausoleum, Taj Mahal January 2018 to April’2018 completed
Pinnacle and Dome, Taj Mahal May to November’2018

UPDATE Dome restoration and cleaning has been postponed to 2019 with no official start or end date announced.

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4 thoughts on “Restoration Work on Taj Mahal Reaching Completion!

  1. The final step is the cleaning of the dome. This was to take place in November 2018 but has been put off until further notice. The previous scaffolding has come down but, unfortunately, there has been no official announcement as to when the dome will undergo its restoration.

  2. I’m planning to visit Taj Mahal mid-June 2019. Is there any update on current or future scaffolding?
    Thank you in advance!

  3. Hi Mary!

    Unfortunately, there has been no official update on the final step of the restoration project. The cleaning of the dome was to take place in November 2018 but has been put off until further notice. As of this comment, the scaffolding has come down but there is a chance the cleaning of the dome will commence at any time.

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