Among the seven wonders of the world listed Taj Mahal is situated at India’s state of Uttar prasdesh.
Now, the local Agra district administration has decided to raise the entry ticket prices for both domestic and foreign tourists.
The Indian tourists, who are currently paying A$1 to enter the monument, will now have to pay just over A$1.5, while foreign tourists will have to shell out A$24, instead of A$22 to enter the Taj. Apart from that, the ADA will also charge A$4 for tourists who wish to enter the main dome, which is separate from the A$4 already being charged by the ASI.
Agra Divisional Commissioner Amit Gupta told reporters, “Agra Development Authority (ADA) has proposed to charge Rs 200 to enter the main dome, separate to A$4 already charged by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).”
With the new charges in place, domestic tourists wishing to enter the main dome will have to pay over A$9, while foreign tourists will be charged A$32.
Responding to the new proposal of hiking entry tickets to the Taj, a tourist Saurabh Mishra said, “If prices surge, it would cause inconvenience to Indian tourists to see their own heritage. We used to pay A$1 to visit the main dome. If it increases again, footfall of Indian tourists will decrease.”