The Agra administration is soon likely to increase the ticket fee of Taj Mahal for both the domestic and international visitors visiting the monument. Monuments including Taj Mahal were opened for visitors in January after the imposed lockdown due to the rise in coronavirus cases in 2020.
The fee hike is expected to be applicable from April. The tourists can purchase the tickets either from the official website or the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) mobile app.
The domestic tourists who used to pay Rs 50, will have to pay Rs 80 now, while the international tourists will have to pay Rs 1200 for the monument, said the Agra administration.
Agra Divisional Commissioner Amit Gupta told that the Agra Development Authority (ADA) would charge Rs 200 additionally if the tourists want to enter the main dome, and these Rs 200 will be separate from those Rs 200, which would be charged by the ASI.
After adding up the revised charges, the foreign visitors entering the main dome will have to Rs 1600 whereas, the domestic visitors entering the main dome will have to pay Rs 480.
Giving his response to the new hike in the ticket fee, a tourist Saurabh Mishra said, “If prices surge, it would cause inconvenience to Indian tourists to see their own heritage. We used to pay Rs 50 to visit the main dome. If it increases again, the footfall of Indian tourists will decrease.”