The Taj Mahal is to have a mud bath

It is India’s most famous landmark and has featured in so many films that it’s hard to keep track of.

Rihanna was also in a spot of bother after an apparent photo shoot compromised “the status and sanctity” of the iconic attraction.

Now it seems the Taj Mahal  is about to undergo a beauty treatment that is used by women all over the world – a mud bath – to remove the yellow discolouration caused by pollution.

Basically, the World Heritage Site will be covered in a 2mm layer of lime clay which will be left to dry on the wall. The special mud, which has already been made, will then be cleaned off using distilled water.

This is not the first time the Taj Mahal has been cleaned this way – the same beauty treatment was given in 1994, 2001 and 2008.

The gorgeous white marble building attracts thousands of visitors each year, so it is not surprising it needs a mud bath every now and then.