Agra, Taj Mahal's home city, may be getting a new name

The Taj Mahal, a 17th-century mausoleum commissioned by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in Agra, in India's Uttar Pradesh state. Speculation is rife that Agra may be renamed after the local district administration initiated an inquiry to find out if it wa
The Taj Mahal in Agra, in India's Uttar Pradesh state. Speculation is rife that Agra may be renamed after the local district administration initiated an inquiry to find out if it was known by another name. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Tourists planning to see the Taj Mahal in India may find themselves booking to visit a newly named city instead of Agra.

Speculation is rife that Agra in Uttar Pradesh state may be renamed after the local district administration initiated an inquiry to find out if it was known by another name.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 30, 2019, with the headline 'Agra, Taj Mahal's home city, may be getting a new name'. Print Edition | Subscribe