New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Foreign tourists will now pay the entry fee
to monuments protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in
the Indian currency. A foreign traveller will pay Rs.250 (about $6) for
visiting a World Heritage Site such as Qutab Minar, Taj Mahal or the
Ajanta and Ellora Caves, and Rs.100 for other monuments.
India was earlier following a dual tariff system. Foreigners were paying
$5 for World Heritage Sites and $2 for other protected monuments such as
the Red Fort and Purana Qila.
For domestic tourists the entry fees has been fixed at Rs.10 for World
Heritage monuments and Rs.5 for others.