Netanyahu, Sara visit Taj Mahal
Netanyahu, Sara visit Taj Mahal

Netanyahu, Sara visit Taj Mahal


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with his wife Sara visited the 17th century Mughal monument Taj Mahal on Tuesday.

The Israeli couple, along with 130-member delegation, spent some time at Hotel Amar Vilas after reaching Agra from New Delhi before leaving for the monument in golf carts.

In view of the Israeli Prime Minister's visit, the Taj Mahal remained closed for over two hours for tourists.

The couple stayed in the monument for around an hour and clicked photographs sitting on the seat in front of the Taj Mahal and gave enough opportunity to the lensmen to photograph them.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath did not accompany Mr Netanyahu to the Taj Mahal.

The route from the Kheria Airport to the Taj Mahal was sealed and extra security arrangements were made.

Mr Netanyahu was earlier received by Mr Adityanath at the Kheria Airport. He was accorded a traditional welcome by Braj folk artists on his arrival at the airport. Local BJP MP Ramashanker Kateria and Agra Mayor Navin Jain were also present.

The Israeli PM is slated to have lunch with UP CM at the hotel and then leave for New Delhi.

UP authorities have turned Agra into a fortress in view of Israeli PM's visit. Heavy security arrangements have been put in place with over 1,500 security personnel guarding the 5 kilometre stretch that Israeli PM will be travelling on, during his visit to the Taj.

CRPF personnel, Rapid Action Force and police teams have been deployed to take care of the security arrangements for the high-profile delegation.