taj mahalAgra : (IANS) Entry tickets for the Taj Mahal and other historical monuments in Agra will now cost more.

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 Rs.20 earlier.

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) announced the new rates on Thursday, to be effective from April 1.

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.