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Government announces free entry to ASI-protected monuments

Government announces free entry to ASI-protected monuments

India is celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to mark 75 years of the country’s Independence. In this context, the government is taking many initiatives. Now, it announced free entry to Archaeological Survey of India-protected monuments.

The Union Culture ministry yesterday announced free entry to all protected monuments across the country from August 5 to August 15, as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.

Many events have been planned at the Taj Mahal, including a cleanliness campaign. In addition to that, many exhibitions also have been planned at this historical monument. Exhibitions have been planned at the Agra Fort and Guru Ka Tal at Sikandra as well.

A Swachhata campaign will be carried out at 40 monuments from August 8 to August 15. Also, several monuments like the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar’s Tomb, etc., will be illuminated from August 5 to August 15.

At Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri national flag of 50-feet high will be installed by Independence Day.

As entry to all ASI-protected monuments will be free for tourists and citizens, it is expected that many people will visit these monuments between August 5 and August 15.

Here is a list of some ASI-protected monuments in the country:

The Red Fort has fourteen gates. Out of them, many gates have been demolished. The Lahori gate is the main entrance. Delhi, Kashmiri, Mori, Ajmeri, and Turkman gates are also important. Red Fort is associated with Prime Minister’s speech on Independence Day.

Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, are renowned for their paintings and art. These caves were excavated in various periods from the 2nd century BC to the 6th century AD.

Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat, was built by Raja Bhimdev I. It resembles the Sun Temple of Konark. Here also, the first rays of the rising sun fall on the image of the Sun God during equinoxes.

The Ahom Raja’s Palace in Garhgaon, Assam, is a historic building. This four-storied building is well-known for Ahom architecture.

There are many other monuments in the country.

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