Thursday, 31 March 2011

Taj Mahal web site - The Most Innovative Use of Information Technology


The U.P. Tourism Website on the Taj Mahal has been awarded by the Government of India, Ministry of Tourism as the most innovative use of information technology (

Taj Mahal located at Agra-Uttar Pradesh, the symbol of grandeur, beauty and love is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture in India. One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and a UNESCO heritage site it attracts almost 30% of all foreign tourists to India.

In view of the immense importance of the Taj Mahal, the Department of Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh decided to commission an exclusive detailed website of the Taj Mahal.

Since its launch the website has been visited approximately by 150,000 visitors till March, 2011,  which proves that a large number of tourists, historians, research scholars and people from all over the world are using the website.

The website includes many useful features, such as a photo gallery of the 'Taj' in its various moods, exclusive video clips of the monument, its history and other details.

The website is also interactive and one can upload his/her comments. Information of other monuments of Agra, details of accommodation, certified guides, along with contact details of U.P. Tourism offices in Lucknow & Agra are also provided. The website has now been recognized by UNESCO as one of the three recognized websites of the Taj Mahal.

Avnish Awasthi
Secretary, Tourism, U.P.


  1. A very authentic and beautiful website of Taj Mahal , the pride of India.

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  3. Taj Mahal Tour - Taj Mahal at Agra, India is one of the wonders of the world.