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Taj Mahal is under the assault of polluting gases from nearby industries and emissions from vehicles.
This is rung alarm bells in the precincts of green activists and they are calling for a cap on the number of visitors that can visit Taj Mahal.
The newly opened Yamuna Expressway has increased the number of vehicles arriving in Agra and the footfalls, the Taj Mahal is witnessing.
The morning was a bit hectic as we were late and the tourist van had to wait for us for a long time. We are travelling with a french couple from Paris ( the male is a computer engineer ). The great wall was 70km away, that's a 2 hour drive and we had a stop at a vase making museum ( from copper ). The vases ranged from 20000 to 1.8 crore rupees and were extremely beautiful and well decorated.
All backpackers love to enjoy adventurous trips and they often take off to places where they get to relax in the warmth of Mother Nature. In India backpacking trips allow to you get a glimpse of beautiful waterfalls, mystic rivers, animals in the wild and other untouched landscapes at its best.