Visit Taj Mahal, other monuments for free on Sep 27

NEW DELHI: People can visit Taj Mahal and nearly 200 other ticketed monuments and museums across the country for free on September 27 that coincides with the World Tourism Day.

The proposal was cleared by Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma today, official sources said.

Apart from 116 ticketed monuments which include World Heritage Sites like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Vitthala Temple Hampi, Western Group of Monuments of Khajuraho and Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, entry will also be free for 35 site museums and all other museums under the administrative control of the culture ministry, such as the National Museum and the Salar Jung Museum.

Other ticketed monuments which will not carry any entry fee on September 27 include Golconda Fort, Charminar, Hydrabad Fort, site of Mauryan Palace, Kumrahar, Patna, Shershah Suri’s Tomb at Sasaram, excavated site of Vikramshila, Antichak, excavated Site of Nalanda, and ancient remains at Vaishali. (AGENCIES)

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