Gap Year Travel: Top 10 Travel Destinations in the World; Joanna Zambas; Career Addict

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Discover the 10 best travel destinations for your gap year with our handy guide – includes information on top sites and travel programmes.

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At Taj Mahal, 65% of 140 CCTV cameras have been non-operational since June of 2018; Mirror Now

Reports suggest that 65% of the 140 CCTV cameras installed at Taj Mahal in Agra have been non-operational for the past six months despite Rs 1.89 being earmarked for their maintenance by the UP Rajkiya Nigam.

Source: At Taj Mahal, 65% of 140 CCTV cameras have been non-operational since June of 2018

Wah, Taj: Tickets To The Monument Are Now 5 Times As Expensive; Outlook Traveller

Hoping to save the Mughal mausoleum from the effects of overtourism, the tickets to the Taj Mahal now see a price hike…

Source: Wah, Taj: Tickets To The Monument Are Now 5 Times As Expensive

Taj Mahal entry fee hiked; Daily Sun

Visitors coming to the famed Taj Mahal in Agra will now required to buy an additional ticket if they want to see the main mausoleum inside the complex. The existing Rs 50 ticket will let people only move around the white marble marvel and see the rear side of it where the Yamuna river flows,…

Source: Taj Mahal entry fee hiked

Visiting the Taj Mahal is now going to cost travellers more; Alex Butler; Lonely Planet

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A visit to Taj Mahal will now set you back a bit more than usual; Travel Wire Asia

Daily visitor numbers to the Taj Mahal average 10,000-15,000 but can be much higher on weekends, going up to around 70,000. However, the crowds have increased wear and tear on the tomb, which has been undergoing renovation to prevent the iconic white marble from turning yellow due to air pollution.

Source: A visit to Taj Mahal will now set you back a bit more than usual

Taj ticket increased by Rs 200; Mysuru Today

Prime News, National, Agra, International, December 10:- Those wanting to see the main mausoleum at the Taj Mahal will need to buy an additional ticket of Rs 200 from Monday. Vasant Swarnakar, Archaeological Survey of India’s chief archaeologist in Agra, said domestic visitors will have to pay Rs 250 and foreign visitors Rs 1,300 to see …

Source: Taj ticket increased by Rs 200 – Mysuru Today

Taj Mahal runs into controversy again, this time over offering of namaz inside complex except on Fridays; Financial Express

The controversy started on November 13 when a group of five Muslim men offered namaz inside the Taj Mahal premises and a video of the same was circulated among the locals, prompting a few Hindus threatening that they will hold puja inside the complex.

Source: Taj Mahal runs into controversy again, this time over offering of namaz inside complex except on Fridays

Rename Agra as Agravan, demands BJP MLA, writes to UP CM Yogi Adityanath; Hindustan Times

BJP MLA from Agra North, Jagan Prasad Garg said there were many forests and Agarwals (followers of Maharaja Agrasen) in Agra, and therefore, the city’s name should be changed to ‘Agravan’.

Source: Rename Agra as Agravan, demands BJP MLA, writes to UP CM Yogi Adityanath

The trip of a lifetime on board MSC Magnifica; Cruise To Travel

MSC Cruises is preparing to welcome guests on board MSC Magnifica for the company’s first World Cruise deaprting January 5, 2019 in Genoa (Italy). Guests embarking on this once-in-a-lifetime 119-day cruise around the world will visit 32 different countries, and whether a thrill-seeker, adventurer, culture-lover or history buff, guests can customize their experience with something for every…

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