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Taj Mahal ticket price rises by 400% for Indian visitors | World news | The Guardian

An all-inclusive ticket for Indian citizens into the Unesco world heritage complex, which includes entry into the Taj Mahal built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, was raised from 50 rupees (55p) to 250 rupees. The price rise came into effect on Monday.

International tourists will pay roughly $19 to enter the site in northern India, up from $16.

“We want people to pay more to limit the footfall,” a spokesperson from the Archaeological Survey of India, the government body responsible for upkeep, told AFP. “This will cut down the number of visitors to the mausoleum by at least 15-20% and generate revenue for its conservation,” the spokesperson said.