Though this may not be great news, but as tour operators, one must factor these developments in the costing. Effective from April 1st, 2016, the entry fee for 32 World Heritage Monuments in India has been increased from Rs 250 to Rs 500 per head. For Indians and visitors from SAARC and BIMSTEC countries, as well as overseas citizens of India (OCI), the entry fees at world heritage monuments has been increased from Rs 10 to Rs 30 per head. Apart from the world heritage monuments, Indians, visitors from SAARC and BIMSTEC countries and OCI will be charged Rs 15 from the earlier rate of Rs 5, while other nationals will be charged Rs 200 from the previous fee of Rs 100. But there is some respite to this news. Additionally, for ticket holders of Rs 200, Rs 300, Rs 500 and Rs 750, separate queues will be provided to ensure smooth entry into the monument. For the Taj Mahal, foreign tourists will be Rs 1000, and ones of SAARC and BIMSTEC countries will be Rs 530.