Taj-Mahal12Entry tickets for the Taj Mahal and other historical monuments in Agra will now cost more, as per the latest rates issued by the Archaeological Survey of India on Friday. The new rates will be effective from April 1.

According to new rates, a foreign visitor to the Taj will now pay Rs,1,000, up from Rs.750. Domestic tourists will shell out Rs.40 a ticket, instead of Rs20 earlier.

Tourists will also pay more for tickets to Sikandra, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Etmauddaula and other lesser known monuments.

The Taj, built in the 17th century, is India’s biggest tourist draw.