Photos: Centrally protected monuments reopen as new Covid-19 cases decline

Published on Jun 16, 2021 03:47 PM IST
  • All centrally protected monuments, museums and sites closed for around two months due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) reopened on June 16. An order in this regard was issued by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on June 14. After the order, 3,693 monuments and 50 museums across the country were set to welcome tourists and visitors. According to ASI, visitors will be able to book entry tickets online and no offline booking facility has been made available. The ASI order has mandated strict compliance with the executive orders, if any, issued by the state, district or the disaster management authority.
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A man takes a selfie with his family at Taj Mahal that reopened after authorities eased restrictions in the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, in Agra, on June 16.(PTI)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 03:47 PM IST

A man takes a selfie with his family at Taj Mahal that reopened after authorities eased restrictions in the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, in Agra, on June 16.(PTI)

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Mahouts with their elephants wait for tourists at the Amer Fort, in Jaipur, on June 16.(PTI)
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Mahouts with their elephants wait for tourists at the Amer Fort, in Jaipur, on June 16.(PTI)

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A priest enters the gate of a Hanuman Temple after lockdown restrictions were eased in New Delhi, on June 16.(Anindito Mukherjee / Bloomberg)
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A priest enters the gate of a Hanuman Temple after lockdown restrictions were eased in New Delhi, on June 16.(Anindito Mukherjee / Bloomberg)

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A man salutes the Indian National flag at Red Fort in New Delhi on June 16. According to ASI, visitors will be able to book entry tickets online and no offline booking facility has been made available.(Kamal Kishore / PTI)
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A man salutes the Indian National flag at Red Fort in New Delhi on June 16. According to ASI, visitors will be able to book entry tickets online and no offline booking facility has been made available.(Kamal Kishore / PTI)

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A worker chemically disinfects the premises at Safdarjung Tomb, in New Delhi, on June 15. The ASI order has mandated strict compliance with the executive orders, if any, issued by the state, district or the disaster management authority, HT reported.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 03:47 PM IST

A worker chemically disinfects the premises at Safdarjung Tomb, in New Delhi, on June 15. The ASI order has mandated strict compliance with the executive orders, if any, issued by the state, district or the disaster management authority, HT reported.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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A worker cleans the sitting area of a rooftop restaurant in the backdrop of the Taj Mahal, in Agra on June 15.(Pawan Sharma / AFP)
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A worker cleans the sitting area of a rooftop restaurant in the backdrop of the Taj Mahal, in Agra on June 15.(Pawan Sharma / AFP)

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A tourist poses for a portrait in front of the Taj Mahal, in Agra, on June 16. "Masks will be mandatory for tourists. Thermal screening of tourists would be done at the gates and they would be sanitised before entering the monument premises," Superintending Archaeologist, ASI, Agra Circle, Vasant Kumar Swarnakar told HT.(PTI)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 03:47 PM IST

A tourist poses for a portrait in front of the Taj Mahal, in Agra, on June 16. "Masks will be mandatory for tourists. Thermal screening of tourists would be done at the gates and they would be sanitised before entering the monument premises," Superintending Archaeologist, ASI, Agra Circle, Vasant Kumar Swarnakar told HT.(PTI)

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A worker sweeps the floor in front of an entrance to the Taj Mahal, in Agra on June 16. In an order on April 15, the ASI had shut monuments till May 31 due to a surge in Covid-19 cases in the second wave.(Money Sharma / AFP)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 03:47 PM IST

A worker sweeps the floor in front of an entrance to the Taj Mahal, in Agra on June 16. In an order on April 15, the ASI had shut monuments till May 31 due to a surge in Covid-19 cases in the second wave.(Money Sharma / AFP)

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A soldier keeps watch at the Taj Mahal, in Agra on June 16. Last year, all monuments and sites maintained by the ASI were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic on March 17. They reopened in July with strict restrictions like mandatory wearing of masks, a cap on the number of visitors and social distancing.(Money Sharma / AFP)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 03:47 PM IST

A soldier keeps watch at the Taj Mahal, in Agra on June 16. Last year, all monuments and sites maintained by the ASI were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic on March 17. They reopened in July with strict restrictions like mandatory wearing of masks, a cap on the number of visitors and social distancing.(Money Sharma / AFP)

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