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Entry to Nearly 200 Monuments Free on World Tourism Day

The World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27th September every year. The Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Culture are organising various activities for celebrating the World Tourism Day tomorrow. The Ministry of Culture has announced free entry for tourists to nearly 200 ticketed monuments and museums across India except Bihar as a part of the World Tourism day’s celebration on Sunday. The Minister of State for Culture (Independent charge), Tourism (Independent Charge ) & Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma has said that the government is taking various measures to reach out to tourists and that the Centre is determined to attract more Internationals Tourist from across the world.

The monuments which will be free for entry include 116 National monuments like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, 35 Museum sites under the ASI (like Buddhist sites includes Sanchi and others) along with Museums under the control of the Ministry of Culture.

The foundation stone laying ceremony of Parytan Bhawan will also be held on 27th September in New Delhi. The Ministry of Tourism will organize various tourism promotion activities tomorrow like Street Play on Swachch Bharat theme by Students of IHM at Delhi Haat, INA and Seminar with Panel Discussion on the theme of “ One Billion Tourist One Billion Opportunities” in New Delhi.

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