Taj Mahal, one of the most loved and recognized historical monuments in the world, has once more made it so easy to say “Wah Taj!”. The monument of love stays the very best revenue-generating monument in India, even in the face of pandemics.
In the last 3 years – 2019 to 2022 – Taj Mahal generated about INR 132 crore from the sale of tickets. The monument additionally noticed a very excessive quantity of visitors buying tickets for the main mausoleum for which there was a separate access ticket, a new system that was introduced in 2018.
What’s there to see, you ask? The main mausoleum houses replicas of the tombs of Shah Jahan and Mumtaj Mahal.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, all heritage sites and monuments were closed off for traffic for numerous months or had a limit on the range of traffic. Taj Mahal too had a cap on the range of traffic, however, even then, the monument fetched over INR 9. five crores (2019-2020).
To put it in easy terms, the profits from Taj Mahal on my own were approximately 24 according to cents of the Archaeological Survey of India’s (ASI) total sales for the years 2019 to 2022. It is vital to word that the ASI protects and manages a total of 3,693 monuments in India, out of which 143 sites have entry tickets.