Sometime back I had written about ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) being an issuing authority for a common entry ticket for all World Heritage sites in India. This was mainly done to reduce the waiting period in queue and other hassles faced while visiting these places.
After buying entrance tickets these people are waiting for security check
Tickets for individual sites are also made available just in case someone is interested in only 1 or 2 sites.
I was in Delhi recently and happened to visit Red Fort. The ticket for Red fort was Rs 10/- per head. I have kept that beautiful ticket as souvenir.
It is not a thin sheet of paper but I think they have used 60 gsm. Front portion is very attractive with pictures of different monuments in India; names are written in Hindi & English on the backside. It also has the authenticity silver seal of ASI. See the gray coloured square box on left.
On that post a keen reader Prasad had requested for a glimpse of the same. So Prasad, here it is for you. 🙂
A beautiful souvenir..
Serpentine queue in front of Red Fort, you can see 3rd fold in the background !
By looking at length of this queue, do you think a common ticket will be a hit ?
Here I give some tips when you go there:–
1. Try to go on a weekday or in the morning to avoid waiting this long.
2. Do not carry extra bag of food, water etc. Everything is available inside the fort.
3. Even if you carry bags, you’ll be asked to deposit them in the clock room.
4. You can avail of clock room service for Rs 2/- and a locker facility for just Rs 10/-. I opted for latter since I had valuables in my backpack.
5. There are plenty of friendly policemen, helpers, staff who will guide you for everything. They are very courteous.
6. Try to keep the area clean, make use of trash cans. 🙂