After hike in tickets footfall reduced at Taj Mahal
According to the officials, only 6,000-6700 tourists are now visiting the main mausoleum daily. The main mausoleum consists of artistic replicas of the graves of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Before the introduction of the separate ticket, the number of tourists visiting used to be all most twice, ranging between 12,000 and 18,000 every day.
However, the decline in the number of tourists to the main mausoleum has made the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) happy as the main motive behind the introduction of a separate entry ticket was to limit the footfall at the main mausoleum . At the same time the tourist now need not to stand in long queues to visit the main mausoleum. This will help in saving their time.
The Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World which is considered as the most photogenic destinations of India. It is one of the most exquisite structures ever built by any emperor. It was constructed by the fifth Mughal emperor in the fond memory of his favorite wife Mumtaj Mahal. The Taj Mahal in terms of architecture, is one of the most symmetrical structures in the world, constructed using pure white marble and adorned with precious and semi precious stones. The construction started in 1631 and got completed in 1653 AD; 20,000 workers worked day and night together for 22 years.