Forest Department Hikes Entry Fees to Parks, Sanctuaries
the ASI's decision to increase entry charges for the historical
monuments in the country, the Rajasthan forest department has
also decided to go the same way. The tourists visiting national
parks and sanctuaries in Rajasthan will have to pay extra charges
as a result of decision to increase the entry fee there by the
forest department. The new rates are expected to be effective
from last of December 2000.
tourists visiting Keoladeo National Park at Ghana, Bharatpur,
the Ranthambore tiger sanctuary and the Sariska tiger reserve
will have to pay Rs 200 form the present Rs 100. The Indian tourists
will have to pay Rs 25 instead of Rs 20 as the entry fee.
other sanctuaries not coming under the reserve forest category
haven't been spared either. The entry fee, there, has been raised
to Rs 80 form Rs 40 for foreign tourists and to Rs 10 form Rs
5 for local tourists.
entry fee for rickshaw plying in the Keoladeo bird sanctuary has
been abolished. And in all such sanctuaries where tenting facilities
are allowed the pitching of a tent would cost Rs 100 while a camping
fee of Rs. 25 per person would be charged.