Did British plan to demolish Taj Mahal? Read on to know the legend and myth concerning the demolition of Taj Mahal.
Demolition of Taj Mahal Myth
It was about the same time that British Viceroy Lord Curzon ordered a major restoration project that got completed in 1908. The buildings were repaired; gardens were restored, and he even got the canals working again. By the late 20th century better care was being taken of the Taj Mahal than what was being taken a few decades ago. In 1942 Taj Mahal again came under the threat of direct attack by way of an air attack, this time from German Luftwaffe and later by Japanese air force. Scaffoldings were erected by the government on Taj Mahal to protect it from these attacks. Later on, during the Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971, these scaffoldings were erected yet again and the monument was covered with Tarpaulin, to mislead the bomber pilots if they planned to attack the Taj Mahal. But despite all these demolition threats, Taj Mahal has been able to hold its own and shine as it was meant to be.