During the two-day tour, Trump on Monday attended a sunset visit at the Taj Mahal in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The majestic monument known as the symbol of love has been cleaned for the first time in its 300-year history. The famous tombs at the monument were given a special clay pack surgery in an account for Donald Trump’s visit. Moreover, the Yamuna river behind the Taj Mahal has also received 17 million liters of water.
Cleaned after 300 years
The approach involves the use of a thick layer of clay, resulted in a wash with distilled water. Officials are said to have used the treatment similar to those commonly used by women in India to add brightness to their skin.
Since a thick layer is applied over the grave, once it has dried, a soft brush can be used to remove layers of clay. They are being cleaned since their installation more than 300 years ago.
Although the Taj Mahal itself has been cleaned with a clay pack treatment five times. But the replicas of the graves were not washed. The actual graves of emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal are in a chamber below the replicas.
The authorities have also cleaned the red sandstone platform at the royal gate, washing the mausoleum’s brass chandelier with tamarind water and planting flowers. Moreover, to remove the “foul smell” from the Yamuna river in time for Trump’s family arrival, 17 million liters of water were released to flood away the pollutants causing the fetor.
Trump did not visit the real grave
The US President, who attended the Taj Mahal with his family, did not visit the actual grave because the entrance is just five feet high.
The onboard security team has informed that they do not want the president to bow down to pass through the five-foot doorway. Rather, he attends the more detailed replicas located on the ground floor.
No monkey business
This is not it, the Agra police had also decided to keep monkeys away from the city, who usually make the area around the Mughal-era monument their fancy nest.
Around 125 policemen have been stationed on rooftops to ensure none of these primates manage to gatecrash the Trumps’ Taj visit. The police have also deployed five langurs as part of the security detail on the 10-km VIP route for the duty.
“Shooting in the air doesn’t alarm them behind a point. Our security staff now carries slingshots to panic them off. This time, we are fully able to give the Trump family a monkey-free trip. This monkey business in just a hype.” said an official.