NEW DELHI—It’s one of the world’s most iconic sights. It is recognized as the symbol of true love and architectural brilliance. It is one of the seven wonders of the world. And now, Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan's gift to his wife Mumtaz Mahal has its own Twitter account.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav launched the official twitter account of Taj Mahal, on Independence Day.
The state's Tourism’s Secretary Amrit Abhijat claims that Taj Mahal would be the first historic monument in the world to have a twitter account. “The Taj Mahal is the first historical monument in the world which has a twitter account of its own,” he said.
Taj Mahal, which goes by the handle @TajMahal on Twitter already has a verified account and nearly 2,000 followers at the time of writing this.
This is what the bio of the Twitter account says: "The official Twitter handle of the World's most Loved Monument, located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. One of the wonders of the World."
In its first tweet, the Twitter account of Taj Mahal explained who exactly follows the handle.
There are two kinds of ppl in the world. Those who have visited me and follow me here and those who haven't seen me and yet follow me here.— Taj Mahal (@TajMahal) August 15, 2015
The Twitter handle was reportedly to be launched on the eve of Independence Day, but the Archaeological Survey of India of Agra Circle had delayed the proposal by the Uttar Pradesh government citing security issues.
Taj Mahal's debut on Twitter was welcomed by many on social media:
The amazing @TajMahal is on Twitter. That will take a while to sink in.— Raheel Khursheed (@Raheelk) August 15, 2015