Taj Mahal entry fee hiked 400% to Protect Monument

“Domestic visitors will have to pay Rs. 250 and foreign visitors Rs. 1,300 to see the main mausoleum at the 17th-century monument,” said Vasant Swarnakar who is the Archaeological Survey of India’s chief archaeologist in Agra.

The new ticketing system will help reduce the visitors on the main structure and the visitors from SAARC countries instead of Rs. 540 now will have to pay Rs. 740.

Those Visitors who buy the Rs. 50 ticket would only be able to move around the Taj and see the rear side, the Yamuna riverfront at the back and would not be allowed to enter the main mausoleum.

The Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, and was cited as “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.”

The Taj Mahal is considered one of the finest monument of the Mughal architecture.