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Pushkar ‘tourist tax’, is this legitimate?

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Pushkar ‘tourist tax’, is this legitimate?


We arrived in Pushkar late last night via tuk tuk from Ajmer and had to pay 20rps ‘tourist tax’, is this legitimate? We were on the side of the road near the main roadway into Pushkar and the guys had put up a barrier in the road to slow the flow of traffic. Not everyone was getting stopped and we were very begrudged to pay (I know it’s a small amount but it’s the principle) as the guy did not seem official at all other than having a book of ‘receipts’. Has anyone else encountered this? Had no prior warning of it and our driver hadn’t mentioned it either when we got in

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1. Re: Pushkar ‘tourist tax’, is this legitimate?

Hi, it's not tourist tax, it's Nagar palika vehicle tax ,



Ajmer, India
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2. Re: Pushkar ‘tourist tax’, is this legitimate?

Yes please it's legitimate For municipal corporation,anyone have taxi car or private outside pushkar has to pay , this is for parking and cleaning of the Pushkar.

Govinda Pushkar

New Delhi, India
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3. Re: Pushkar ‘tourist tax’, is this legitimate?

yes, it is legitmate.

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