The Taj Mahal becomes the first historical monument in the world to have a Twitter account

Sources say the Twitter handle will help have a better interaction with tourists and the feedback would help address grievances

The Taj Mahal is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and magnificent buildings in the world

The Chief Minister of the Indian city of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav, marked Indian Independence Day on Saturday by launching the official Twitter account of the 17th century Taj Mahal.

The Uttar Pradesh Tourism Board, in a statement, said the Taj had become the first historical monument in the world to have its own Twitter account.

Sources say the Twitter handle will help have a better interaction with tourists and the feedback would help address grievances and help boost interest in the popular fascinating monument.

On introducing the account, the tourism department said: "The official Twitter handle of the world's most loved monument, located in Agra. One of the wonders of the world."

Within an hour of the account going live, it had more than 2,000 followers, and at the time of writing the article, it already had over 13,000 followers.

The handle then initiated a campaign on the social media site requesting users to share their memories of the Taj Mahal, and which would then be retweeted by the handle.

Twitter India also joined the campaign, and added that pictures shared by users will be included in an "iconic Taj Mahal collage".

Since then, thousands of pictures with the hashtag #MyTajMemory have been all over Twitter. If you've ever been to the Taj Mahal, feel free to join in the fun.

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