Indian authorities have decided to charge for the entrance to the main mausoleum in the Taj Mahal, writes an Interfax news source. Now both foreign tourists and local residents need to pay $ 2.8 for visiting the mausoleum. Thus, the total cost of visiting the cult architectural ensemble of India will cost a foreigner $ 8.4, and if you want to go through the queue, buy a bottle of water and visit the restroom - you will have to pay $ 11.9. It is worth noting that earlier the visit to the palace was reduced to 3 per day in order to limit the tourist flow, which has a negative impact on the preservation of the palace. Raising the cost of the visit of the Taj Mahal is also associated with the need to regulate the flow of tourists.