Just two days left to take advantage of the free entry to all monuments, museums and archaeological sites across India
Up until Monday, August 15, 2022 – the 75th Independence Day of India – domestic and foreign visitors will enjoy free entry to all Indian monuments, museums and archaeological sites. The fees have been waived off by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
This initiative is part of the celebrations for India’s 75th Independence Day on August 15, 2022, and as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, a series of events being organised by the Government of India to commemorate this big anniversary of Indian independence. The cultural events are being overseen by the Ministry of Culture. The Mahotsav is being celebrated as a Jan-Utsav in the spirit of Jan-Bhagidari.
The announcement of the exemption of entry fees was made by Union Tourism and Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy in a tweet.
As part of the initiative, no fees will be charged from both Indian and international visitors to all the ticketed and centrally-protected monuments, museums, archaeological sites and remains from August 5 to August 15, 2022.
An order issued by the ASI reads thus, “In exercise of powers conferred under Rule 6 of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Rules, 1959, the Director General, Archaeological Survey of India hereby directed that no fee shall be charged at all the ticketed Centrally protected monuments / Archaeological Sites and Remains specified in the Second Schedule of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remain Rules, 1959 as well as all Archaeological SiteMuseums from August 5 to August 15 on the occasion of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ as part of the commemoration of 75th year of India’s independence.”
Under the Ministry of Culture, the Archaeological Survey of India is the premier organisation for the archaeological research and protection of the cultural heritage of the nation. It protects over 3,500 monuments across India such as the Taj Mahal [main image] and the structures at Hampi [above].
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