New Delhi: The
centrally protected monuments of Agra have generated a revenue of
nearly Rs.4 crore in January alone from the entrance tickets. Half
of this amount came from the Taj Mahal, an official statement said
According to the statement, the monuments - the Taj Mahal, Agra
Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar's tomb, Mariam's tomb,
Itimad-ud-Daulah, Ram Bagh and Mehtab Bagh - generated a revenue
of Rs.3,76,65,430 in January 2011.
The Taj, the eternal monument to love, remained the most popular
for tourists, generating a total of Rs.2,02,50,630 in revenue from
entry tickets, the statement said.
In 2010, the total revenue generated from the monuments was
Rs.43,46,82,110 while in 2009 the earnings stood at
Rs.29,37,62,295 and in 2008 at Rs.26,08,88,310.
According to the statement, the revenue is deposited in the
consolidated fund of the government of India.