The Taj Mahal is getting a facelift!

The Taj Mahal is getting a facelift!

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One of India’s most beautiful attractions is going to look even more incredible after a team of specialists give it a mud facial. The Taj Mahal in Agra is getting treated with multani-mitti, known in English as fuller’s earth, an absorbent mud that sucks up dirt and grime which is usually found in beauty parlors. The Archaeological Survey of India is conducting the cleaning.

The site’s mosque and some of the outlying buildings have already been treated, the team hopes to start work on the main building around April. The process involves spreading mud over every surface of the building, covering it with a polythene sheet, and waiting for the mud to dry and flake off. Once this happens, the surface is washed with distilled water.

If you are interested in visiting the Taj Mahal and experiencing India with us apply now for Camp India at CampIndia.co.uk

The Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648 as a mausoleum to his wife.

[Photo courtesy jrodmanjr via Gadling’s flickr pool. For another of jrodmanjr’s great shots of the Taj Mahal, see one of our previous Photo of the Day entries.]

People from all around the world head to India and near enough everyone visits there to look at the Taj Mahal. During Camp India you get to visit the magnificent Taj Mahal in week 3, it is incredible and is certainly a must for anybody heading to India. It looked incredible before so this will only make it more beautiful.

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