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Visiting centrally Protected Ticketed Monuments under Archaeological Survey of India will cost 200% more from today, April 1, 2016 as the government has decided to enhance the entry fee at 116 Centrally protected ticketed monuments under Archaeological Survey of India from Rs.10 to 30 per person.

The new rate comes into effect from today, April 1, 2016 and the department said it was hiked after a period of more than 15 years. Last time the increase was effected in 2000, it said. The fee has been revised after consulting the general public and the Ministry of Tourism, Tour Operators and Travel Associations, said the department, which said the fee charged abroad for such monuments is far higher in comparison. Essentially, the hike in fee will be used for more facilities at the monuments, defended the government in its statement on steep fee hike.

The revised entry fee structure is as under:

Type of Visitor Existing entry fee Revised entry fee (w.e.f. 01.04.2016 Type of monuments
citizens of India and visitors from SAARC, visitors from BIMSTEC Countries and overseas citizens of India Rs.10/- Rs.30/-

per head

World Heritage Monument
others (All Nationals other than from countries mentioned above) Rs.250/- Rs.500/-

per head

World Heritage Monument
citizens of India and visitors from SAARC countries, visitors from BIMSTEC Countries and overseas citizens of India Rs.5/- Rs.15/-

per head

Other monument
others (All Nationals other than from countries mentioned above) Rs.100/- Rs.200/-

per head

Other monument

Accordingly better facilities in the form of free bottled water, wi-fi connectivity, mementoes and CDs with pictures and films of monuments would be offered to tourists purchasing high value tickets @ Rs 750/ and Rs 300/- at World Heritage monuments and Other Ticketed monuments respectively. This would also generate additional revenue for the exchequer. Further, separate queue would be provided for ticket holders of Rs.750/-, Rs.500/-, Rs.300/- and Rs.200/- for ensuring smooth entry to the monument. The revised rates shall be effective from 01.04.2016.

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