Saturday, September 10, 2016

Scaffolding at the Taj Mahal: Update on Sep 10, 2016

August 10, 2016
In August we had posted about the scaffolding put up on the Taj Mahal due to ongoing restoration work by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Here's a small picture of how the Taj Mahal looked in August.

The scaffolding will remain for the rest of the year as work progresses throughout the monument. It is mid-September now, and ASI has speeded up the work. The scaffolding is coming off quickly now.
Taj Mahal - Sep 10, 2016
This recent picture shows that from the platform, scaffolding is only visible on the front ride side. The scaffolding on the front left minaret has been taken off now.

Keep an eye on the blog for further updates.


  1. Thank you so much for your updates!! I am going to the Taj Mahal early feb, and hope not to be disappointed if the views with the scaffolding. I will keep an eye with your updates, while enjoying your article. Much appreciated🙏🏻

  2. visited in Jan 2015 when one minaret had partial scaffolding. Returning in Jan 2017. Good news is that excellent views and photo opportunities can be had from multiple angles. Although the view with the long pool is iconic, my favorite view is from the left, from the area of the Mosque. If the scaffolding is on the right side, the Mosque view is picture perfect!

  3. Hi!

    Does anybody know how long the woork at the Taj Mahal will last?
    I plan to go to India between March 8th and March 24, 2017.

    Thank you very much in advance.

  4. visited beginning of Feb 2017. Still scaffolding on one minaret (right front - similar to the photo from Sept.) Also, some scaffolding around back. Still magical. Larger problem for us was the winter fog was still heavy in the morning. Travel tip - check with your hotel as to the location of the ticket office. The east gate ticket office is about 1 km from the gate.