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Access 360° World Heritage: Taj Mahal

The magnificent view of Taj Mahal with a yellow sky background as the sun calmly sets. The photo was taken from Taj Mahal Nature Walk.
Could the Taj Mahal be in imminent danger? It is one of the grandest works of architecture on the planet. But these days, it has there are critics that insist this monument to undying love is at risk of collapsing into the river that runs beside it. But conservators who work at the site dispute the claims. We follow the controversy as the Taj's stability is examined. The over 350-year-old monument is under serious pressure from the effects of climate change, pollution and mass tourism. After the Mumbai attacks, security is also a serious concern. But could the Taj be collapsing?