Now you have to pay Rs 200 to see the main mausoleum at the Tajmahal

Now you have to pay Rs 200 to see the main mausoleum at the Tajmahal

NEW DELHI: Those wanting to see the main mausoleum at the Taj Mahal will need to buy an additional ticket of Rs 200 from Monday.nnVasant Swarnakar, Archaeological Survey of India’s chief archaeologist in Agra, said domestic visitors will have to pay Rs 250 and foreign visitors Rs 1,300 to see the main mausoleum at the 17th-century monument.nnThe visitors from SAARC countries will have to pay Rs 740 instead of Rs 540.nnThe new ticketing system will help reduce the human load on the main structure.nnVisitors who buy the Rs 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 river front at the back.nnThe Taj Mahal is considered one of the finest specimen of the Mughal architecture.nnIn 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.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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