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Rajasthan Forest Department Hikes Entry Fees to Parks, Sanctuaries

After 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.

Foreign 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.

The 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.

The 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.