Entrance costs: a big raise to prices on Apr 1, 2016

#1 Apr 7th, 2016, 21:36
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The prices to enter the museums and monuments have changed on Apr 1, 2016.

Non-Indians should pay 500 to enter the Hyderabad government destinations (Charminar, Salar Jung Museum, Golkonda fort). The private Chowmahalla palace is still 200.

The Indian Museum in Kolkata was also 500. So the raise might have happened everywhere in India.

The prices for Indians have also going up considerably.
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Happened at 116 ASI "heritage" places. I think the Indian rate is now 30 Rupees..
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The Taj Mahal now 1000 Rps Agra fort 500 Rps
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Originally Posted by dcamrass1 View Post The Taj Mahal now 1000 Rps Agra fort 500 Rps
I thought that the total cost of ticket has gone up to Rs1250 for Taj. Maybe that is what they were proposing.
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I'm not questioning the raise, but just trying to understand how things work.
What's the rationale behind the raise? That is, what for is this money used and how the raise will benefit that activity? Is it the running cost or administrative costs? Salaries of the admin staff?
I am under the impression that both, upkeep and running is too costly to be helped by a small raise.

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Originally Posted by blackfog View Post by a small raise.
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Large in terms of percentage. Small in terms of money collected. And small with respect to the cost of maintenance and upkeep. But this is just my impression. I'm looking for info from knowledgeable folks to validate my understanding.
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Originally Posted by edwardseco View Post Happened at 116 ASI "heritage" places. I think the Indian rate is now 30 Rupees..
Varies by location. Amber and City Palace Jaipur are now 100 rupees for Indians, enough to dissuade many. The night visit of city palace was anyways never targeted for the masses (price starts from 900 I think and tops out at 1500 - remember faintly as felt dizzy at the counter).
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Further incentive to get my PIO card converted. I'm told that, whilst the PIO card does not entitle the bearer, unless, of course, they look and talk local and won't be quizzed on their nationality anyway, an OCI card does.

I may get renewed enthusiasm for visiting these places. Or I may, at least, go to my local Mahabalipuram to enjoy not being fleeced while all the other foreign-looking people are being fleeced!

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Originally Posted by blackfog View Post I'm not questioning the raise, but just trying to understand how things work.
What's the rationale behind the raise?
Hopefully it will help where maintenance is concerned - some structures of Qutub Minar, for example, keep falling to pieces.
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Patronage vs preservation, who wins out.?
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First the big question: how much of the entrance fees gets spent on maintenance anyway.

"Daddy, the road tax you pay gets spent on making the roads, right?"

Yes, disillusionment about these things started early in my life.
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Yeah, we have an airport tax here and its been decades since a new one was built..

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