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On World Heritage Day, ASI Announces Free Entry To All Historic Monuments Today

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| April 18 , 2018 , 11:32 IST

Celebrating the International Day For Monuments and Sites, also known as World Heritage Day the Archaeological Survey of India has announced that there will be no entry fee into the monuments on April 18.

The offer will be applicable to all monuments across the nation and visitors irrespective of their nationality.

A message on the ASI online ticketing site reads, “There shall be no entry fee into monuments on the 18.04.2018 on the occasion of world heritage day.”

Speaking to News World India, an official from the ASI said, “Every year on World Heritage Day, entry is made free to encourage more and more people to visit our sites.”

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To mark the occasion ASI and the ministry of culture have organized a 15-day programme, which will see a scientific cleaning of monuments across the nation.

 

Established in 1982 by the International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the International Day for Monuments and Sites celebrates the world’s diverse cultures and spreads awareness on preserving important cultural monuments and sites.

The aim of this day is to encourage people across the globe to consider the importance of their cultural heritage and efforts to conserve and protect it. The theme for 2018 is ‘Heritage for Generations’.

There are a total of 1,052 heritage sites in the world of which 36 are in India.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India:

Agra Fort

Ajanta Caves

Ellora Caves

Taj Mahal

Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram

Sun Temple, Konârak

Kaziranga National Park

Keoladeo National Park

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

Churches and Convents of Goa

Fatehpur Sikri

Group of Monuments at Hampi

Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Elephanta Caves

Great Living Chola Temples 12

Group of Monuments at Pattadakal

Sundarbans National Park

Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi

Mountain Railways of India

Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya

Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)

Red Fort Complex

The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Western Ghats

Hill Forts of Rajasthan

Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area

Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat

Archaeological Site of Nalanda University at Nalanda, Bihar

Khangchendzonga National Park

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier - Chandigarh

Historic City of Ahmadabad