Number of domestic tourists visiting Hanumandhoka Museum reaches 300 in a day


24th Nov, 2021 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The museum of Hanumandhoka Durbar area, which is listed in the World Heritage List, is crowded with domestic and foreign tourists. As the risk of corona decreases, the museum was opened to tourists on September 17.

The number of domestic tourists visiting the museum has crossed 300 in a day. With the opening of the school, students have started coming to the museum for observation. The office has been allowing visitors to the gallery inside the museum only by adopting health safety measures. Masks are mandatory for entry. Sanitizers have also been provided in some places.

The museum has been visited by 4,300 domestic tourists in the first month of September. Only 90 foreign tourists visited the country this month due to non-opening of foreign flights. According to the office, 6,400 domestic tourists and 343 foreign tourists visited the museum in October. According to the airport, the number of Chinese tourists is low.

Domestic tourists are charged Rs 30 for entry, Rs 15 for students on Friday and Rs 300 for foreigners. The Hanumandhoka Durbar Care Center has started charging fees for foreigners only since last September. The Kathmandu Metropolitan Corporation has been charging Rs 1,000 for foreign tourists entering the Hanumandhoka Durbar area. 

The office has demanded that the metropolis should show interest in resolving this problem as the double ticketing could send a negative message to the tourists as the metropolis has not paid the required fee to the palace care center as per the agreement. Despite repeated correspondence from the office, the metropolis has not shown interest in paying the fee.