Why the Taj became a crown
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Giving it even more exclusivity, like a king's crown, the government announced a hike in the entry ticket price for Indian domestic tourists visiting the Taj Mahal, Agra by 525 per cent - from Rs 40 to Rs 250.
The increase, effective April 1, will see the introduction of a new Rs 200 ticket for visiting the main mausoleum, along with a hike in the entry fee from Rs 40 to Rs 50.
The move to increase the ticket prices comes over a month after the government toyed with the idea of capping the daily number of domestic tourists at 40,000.