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Visiting the Taj Mahal just got more expensive because now an Indian tourist will have to pay ₹40 while a foreign tourist will have to pay ₹1100 for entry.
What Is It?
Only 2 years ago, the visiting fees for Taj Mahal were hiked, and they’ve increased again. Initially, Indian tourists had to shell out ₹10 and foreign tourists ₹500, but the toll tax for visiting heritage monuments has now increased. For foreign tourists, then tax for visiting the Taj Mahal is ₹600, but that’s not all.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has increased toll tax on Agra’s other monuments like Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-daulah etc.
When it comes to visiting fees, Taj Mahal is the costliest monument in India, but still the most ill-maintained. Hiking the fees work only if the maintenance of the monument and surrounding area is done rightly.
Even with the other monuments in Agra, despite the hike in fees, security and welfare of the tourists is still the same. This issue has been alerted to the authorities in Agra, so we’re yet to see if any action is taken to enhance the facilities around monuments there.
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