The Taj Mahal may cut the number of daily visitors in half

Considered one of the new seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal is breathtaking and upwards of 70,000 visitors make their way to see it every day, but authorities in India may soon limit guests to the country's most famous national treasure.

The Archaeological Survey of India, which protects India’s most visited landmarks, suggested limiting visitors through the gates of the Taj Mahal to just 40,000 a day.

That’s just over half of what the site regularly receives on an average Saturday or Sunday.

Recently, overcrowding at the site has led to several injuries, and too much foot-traffic is causing the site to degrade.

It is currently under a nine-year renovation which will restore some of its colors that have deteriorated due to pollution.

The planned restriction will only affect domestic tourists for the time being, but since other world wonders like Macchu Picchu are already beginning to limit how people visit, it might be wise to put the Taj Mahal at the top of your list of sites to see.

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Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose at The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. / AFP / POOL / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)
INDIA - FEBRUARY 11: Diana Princess of Wales sits in front of the Taj Mahal during a visit to India (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) pose during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family. / AFP / POOL / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)
AGRA;INDIA - FEBRUARY: Princess Diana the Princess of Wales poses alone at the Taj Mahal during her visit in India in February 1992. 12 years earlier her husband, the Prince of Wales posed in the same spot. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
Britain`s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(L)and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal Saturday, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family. / AFP / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose in front of the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. This is the last engagement of the Royal couple after a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken them in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose at The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. / AFP / POOL / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose in front of the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. This is the last engagement of the Royal couple after a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken them in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain`s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R)and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. / AFP / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose at The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. / AFP / POOL / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) gesture as they walk during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family. / AFP / POOL / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(L) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (C) walk with a guide through the grounds of The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. / AFP / CHANDAN KHANNA (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(L)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gesture as they walk during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family. / AFP / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(L) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge sit on a bench as they pose for photographers in the grounds of The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. / AFP / CHANDAN KHANNA (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk in front of the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. This is the last engagement of the Royal couple after a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken them in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk through the grounds of The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. / AFP / CHANDAN KHANNA (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gesture as they walk during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family. / AFP / POOL / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk in front of the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. This is the last engagement of the Royal couple after a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken them in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family. / AFP / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(R)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family. / AFP / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose in front of the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. This is the last engagement of the Royal couple after a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken them in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(L)and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gesture as they walk during their visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra on April 16, 2016. Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family. / AFP / PRAKASH SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
AGRA, INDIA - APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose in fron tof the media as they visit the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
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