The Union Culture Ministry recently announced free entry to all Archaeological Survey of India-protected monuments, sites and museums across the country from August 5 to 15, for both domestic and foreign visitors.
As a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the ASI has already announced free entry for all visitors to all its monuments, sites and museums from August 5 to 15.
Two days ago, MNS spokesperson Gajanan Kale had in a tweet questioned the need for the monument's existence in the state and said it should be destroyed.
The images show two spots inside the underground rooms of the Taj Mahal where maintenance work was carried out recently.
A rocky outcrop in MP’s Malwa region, Mandu has the highest number of heritage ruins and palaces in India, and is an atmospheric town where tourism authorities are promoting luxury caravan tourism.
Seventeen UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb, Tughlaqabad Fort, Purana Qila, Fatehpur Sikri Agra, Ramappa Temple, Hampi, Dholavira (Gujarat), ancient Leh Palace; Currency Building and Metcalf Hall in Kolkata; Khajuraho temples (MP), and Golconda Fort in Hyderabad are among the 100 monuments which will be illuminated in tricolour, the officials said.
As many as 3,691 centrally-protected monuments and archaeological sites maintained by the ASI were closed due to the coronavirus crisis. Those will now remain open with effect from June 16.
As many as 3,691 centrally protected monuments and archaeological sites maintained by the ASI were due to the coronavirus crisis.
Earlier, the ASI opened Taj Mahal on September 21, 2020 for visitors after 6 months with strict coronavirus guidelines. It had said that there would be no window ticket sale like earlier, while visitors can scan the code to purchase tickets or book online through the ASI website.
According to the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958, there is a ban on construction within 100 metres of a centrally protected monument and regulated construction within 100-200 metres.
The Archaeological Survey of India dug up swords, chariots, coffins, human and animal remains and more from the Sanauli site in Uttar Pradesh
The apex court also expressed concern over the historic monument being infected by insects and asked the authorities, including ASI, what steps they have taken to prevent this.
According to a notice issued by the ASI, the new system will become operational from Sunday (April 1).
"In India we are trying to work with the state and central levels for allowing Street View," he said, adding neighbouring countries like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka had allowed the same.
A proposal in this matter has already been cleared and an order would soon be issued, Union Minister of State for Tourism Mahesh Sharma told news persons here.
Yogi Swami Shobhan Sarkar says the gold he dreamt of belonged to a nineteenth-century ruler, Rao Ram Bux Singh. He says he wants it in government hands to help India recover from an economic crisis.