The Taj Mahal turning yellow due to pollution
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Plans are afoot to give the white marble structure a mud bath - the mud will absorb the dirt already accumulated as it dries and is then washed off. The cost has been assessed at US$230,000, and will need to be repeated every two to three years.
Roughly 3,000,000 tourists visit the monument every year, and visitors are required to park 2 miles away from the monument in an effort to reduce pollution around the area.
- AP. "Pollution turning India's famed Taj Mahal yellow, will require mud bath to clean" — , May 15,2007
- Bibhudatta Pradhan. "Taj Mahal Losing Sheen, Turning Yellow From Pollution (Update1)" — , May 15,2007