Going to Taj Mahal? Ticket prices hiked, not just Rs 50, you need to pay this whopping amount; rates go up to Rs 1300

Dec 10, 2018, 12:34 PM IST
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Visiting the 7th wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal? Well, it will cost you much, much more! According to latest change in rules, it is set to weigh on your pockets Monday onwards. Tak Mahal ticket price has been hiked from Rs 50 and the highest amount to be paid is Rs 1300. Vasant Swarnakar, Archaeological Survey of India's chief archaeologist in Agra said, "The new ticketing system will help reduce the human load on the main structure and help preserve the monument for longer and keep the beauty intact." 

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Taj Mahal: Entry fee hiked

Taj Mahal: Entry fee hiked

Those wanting to see the main mausoleum at the Taj Mahal will need to buy an additional ticket of Rs 200 from Monday.

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Taj Mahal: Domestic versus foreigner's fare

Taj Mahal: Domestic versus foreigner's fare

Domestic visitors will have to pay Rs 250 and foreign visitors Rs 1,300 to see the main mausoleum dome at the 17th-century monument. (Pixabay)

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Taj Mahal: SAARC visitor's fee

Taj Mahal: SAARC visitor's fee

The visitors from SAARC countries will have to pay Rs 740 instead of Rs 540 to see the Taj Mahal. (Reuters)

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Taj Mahal: Rs 50 ticket specifications

Taj Mahal: Rs 50 ticket specifications

Visitors buying the Rs 50 ticket would not be allowed to enter the main mausoleum but would be able to move around the Taj Mahal and see the rear side. (PTI)
 

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Taj Mahal: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Taj Mahal: UNESCO World Heritage Site

In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was cited as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage." (PTI)

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