Infrastructure & Safety

2,00,000 visit Taj in two days but Agra hotels fail to benefit

A record number of people visited the Taj Mahal on Sunday, with footfalls crossing the 50,000 mark. On Saturday too, over 48,000 tickets were sold, but all this proved meaningless for Agra’s hotel industry.

The majority of visitors were of course “deshi” who combined tourism with religion, paying a visit to the twin holy cities of Mathura and Vrindavan.

Industry sources say close to 2,00,000 people visited and enjoyed watching the Taj Mahal in two days.

Entry is free for children below 15, “so they are not counted, although they form the majority”, said guide Ved Gautam.

Full report here Firstpost 


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