The district administration of Puri has decided to implement the entry fee hike for Sun Temple, Konark.
Earlier on Saturday, a meeting was held between the representatives of the Konark Surakshya Samiti and the district administration of Puri over the Konark Sun Temple fee hike. At the meeting it was decided that the hiked entry fee will be implemented from May 23.
The entry fee is now Rs 30 for domestic tourists and Rs 500 for foreign tourists. Earlier, the ticket price was Rs 10 and Rs 250 respectively.
Notably, The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which looks after the monument, increased the entry fee for the Sun temple, but the District Collector had put the implementation of the ASI decision on hold following a massive outrage.