Entry Fees of tourist sites Increased Including Pune’s Shaniwarwada, Agakhan Palace, Karla Caves
The Central Archeology Department has increased the access charges for protected buildings and tourist sites across the country. The entry fee for Shaniwarwada, Agakhan Palace, Karla Caves and Bhaje Caves in Pune division has been increased from Rs 15 to Rs 25. Ajanta, Ellora, and Elephanta (Gharapuri) caves, which come under the archaeological department, are the three world heritage buildings. The entry fee for Karla caves, Bhaje caves, Shaniwarwada and the Aga Khan Palace in Pune division was increased to Rs. 25, from 15 rupees. The entry fee for foreign peoples visiting these sites has been increased from Rs 200 to 300.
Caves in Aurangabad, Bibi ka Makbara, Daulatabad Fort, caves at Ganesh temple Lenyadri (Junnar), Kanheri Caves, Pandavaleni (Pathardi), Raigad fort, Harikota Old Fort (Alibaug) and tourist spots in the state of the old fort Karanja garden in Solapur these are places where access charges have been increased. Implementation of the Government Ordinance on Enhanced Access to Protected heritage and Tourist Places has started. The Central Archeology Department started taking entry fees from September 1, 1996, by citizens visiting protected places and tourist sites across the country. Due to these entry fees, the Central Archeology Department receives the funds, which is possible to carry out maintenance of these buildings.