Visitors will be charged an additional fee for spending more than 3 hours at the monument, as a circular implementing the three-hour limit has come into force. In order to prevent unauthorised entry, turnstile gates have been set up.
The Taj Mahal, among the famous seven wonders of the world, nestled in the city of Agra, forever beckons with its magnificent beauty and calls upon visitors from across the world! However, as tempted as you can be for exploring the splendid monument, keep a close check on your watch as well because you will need to pay a fine for spending more than three hours at the Taj Mahal. According to a recent ANI report, visitors will now be charged an additional fee for spending more than three hours at the monument, as a circular implementing the three-hour limit has come into force. In order to prevent unauthorised entry at the Taj Mahal, turnstile gates have been introduced at the entry and exit points.
Basant Kumar, Superintendent, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) was quoted saying in the report that as many as seven turnstile gates have been installed at both the east as well as west entry points and five gates are for the exit. For the entry of foreign tourists, separate gates have been set up. He stated that the entry is only through tokens which are valid for three hours, exceeding which, visitors are required to recharge it at the counter, present at the exit gates