As India's "monument to love" re-opened on Monday after a six-month hiatus, special rules were introduced -- including no touching the white marble walls of the mausoleum built for a Mughal emperor's favourite wife.
Only 5,000 visitors are allowed daily -- a quarter of usual capacity -- and all have their temperature taken by staff wearing face shields, masks and gloves.
Neither the new rules nor the dangers of catching the coronavirus put off a steady stream of visitors to the breathtaking 17th-century monument on Monday morning.
The return of visitors is a huge relief to the many people of Agra who depend on Taj Mahal tourists for their livelihoods.
A lockdown imposed in March left tens of millions out of work almost overnight, while the economy shrank by almost a quarter between April and June.