As reported by PTI, those wanting to see the main mausoleum at the Taj Mahal in Agra will need to buy an additional ticket of INR 200 from today, i.e. December 10, 2018. The new ticketing system will help reduce the human load on the main structure.
Vasant Swarnakar, Chief Archaeologist in Agra at Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said that domestic visitors will have to pay INR 250 and foreign visitors will have to shell out INR 1,300 to see the main mausoleum inside the 17th-century monument. The visitors from SAARC countries will have to pay INR 740 instead of INR 540.
Visitors who buy INR 50 ticket would not be allowed to enter the main mausoleum but would be able to move around the Taj and see the rear side, the Yamuna riverfront at the back.
The Taj Mahal is considered one of the finest specimen of the Mughal architecture. In 1983, it 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)