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New Fines at the Taj Mahal for Visitors Staying Longer Than Three Hours


June 18, 2019

Published on Jun 18, 2019

If you are planning a trip to the Taj Mahal, don't get caught moseying around longer than three hours. The iconic Indian mausoleum just announced that they'll be charging additional fees for visitors who wear out their welcome, in order to fight overcrowding.

In recent years, the site has implemented new rules to help prevent damage to the monument due to crowds. This includes capping the number of daily visitors at 40,000. Additionally, authorities have significantly raised the prices of tickets to visit from Rs50 to Rs250 for Indian citizens and from around Rs1600 to Rs1300 for international visitors. 

Superintending Archaeologist, ASI (Agra circle), Vasant Swarakar told The Times of India newspaper, “If tourists exceed their time limit of three hours, they will be charged an extra amount equivalent to the ticket, which will have to be paid at the exit gate. Entry time will also be enforced and if tourists don’t arrive at the slotted time, they will not be allowed entry and will have to buy a new ticket.” 

While the new time limit may cut your Taj Mahal Instagram shoot or reflecting time short, it also grants you more time to explore Agra's other attractions, like the expansive Agra Fort.

 

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