The iconic Taj Mahal, the 17th-century architectural marvel, has reopened its doors to visitors after six months of closure. It was closed as the country went into a strict lockdown in March to curb the spread of Covid-19.
About 160 tickets were booked online but first to enter was a tourist from Taiwan staying in India, officials said.
According to officials, only 5,000 tourists will be allowed each day, 2,500 before 2 PM and the rest after. At Agra Fort, 2,500 tourists will be allowed every day.
Masks are mandatory to enter the monuments and all tickets must be purchased online. Ticket counters will not be opened. Indians will have to pay Rs 50 per ticket and shell out Rs 200 more for entering the main mausoleum. CISF personnel will remain at a distance and check visitors with hand-held metal detectors.