Mughal style Charbagh garden is coming up near Taj Mahal

Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Environment, laid the Foundation Stone of Taj  View Garden on the Taj Corridor Area between the Agra Fort and Taj Mahal in Agra on 14th February 2019.

The Taj View Garden is being developed on the Mughal period’s Charbagh garden pattern by the Archaeological Survey of India, Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The main purpose is to increase greenery by enormous plantation around the Taj Mahal. It will not only help to reduce the pollution around the Taj Mahal but also provide a pleasant view to the visitors.

The Minister also inaugurated a permanent photo exhibition near the newly constructed Visitor’s Facility Center at the Eastern Gate of Taj Mahal. The theme of the exhibition is ‘Taj Mahal through the ages’. This photo exhibition will not only entertain the visitors but it will also be useful for research enthusiastic and students.

Among all the photographs, the oldest photograph is of the year 1862 and the most recent photographs are of the year 2018. The main purpose of this photo exhibition is to give a glimpse of the rich history to the people and motivate the young generation to preserve the country’s heritage.

Ramshankar Katheria,  Member of Parliament, Agra and Chairman of National Schedule Caste Commission; Naveen Jain, Mayor, Agra Municipal Corporation and senior officers of  ASI were present on the occasion.