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Aurangabad Collector Sunil Chavan said he has met several people who are dependent on tourism for their bread and butter, adding that many people are facing trouble.(ANI)

No decision so far on reopening monuments in Maharashtra, says minister

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 02:35 PM IST
An association of tourist guides in Aurangabad on Friday wrote to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, demanding that monuments, like the world famous Ajanta and Ellora caves and others, be reopened for visitors as the shutdown due to Covid-19 has brought many to the brink of starvation.
People walk past a monument honouring delivery couriers who continued to work throughout the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.(REUTERS)
People walk past a monument honouring delivery couriers who continued to work throughout the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.(REUTERS)

Moscow unveils statue to thank delivery people who made ‘self-isolation possible’

MOSCOW | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 03:23 PM IST
Designed by artist Alexei Garikovich, it is around three metres tall and features the form of a standing man hollowed out from a thick sheet of rusting metal.
A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel stands guard inside the empty premises of the Taj Mahal.(REUTERS)
A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel stands guard inside the empty premises of the Taj Mahal.(REUTERS)

All monuments can be opened from July 4, says Union Tourism Minister

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 08:24 PM IST
Many monuments which closed even before the lockdown began, are still shut.
Apart from reopening the monuments, it was also decided to restart performances by folk artists inside the monuments and all the officials have been issued instructions for making the arrangements.(Getty Images)
Apart from reopening the monuments, it was also decided to restart performances by folk artists inside the monuments and all the officials have been issued instructions for making the arrangements.(Getty Images)

Monuments run by Rajasthan government to be open from June 1: Official

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2020 03:36 PM IST
The monuments will be open from 9 am to 2 pm in the first week and from 9 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm in the second week.
Archaeological Survey of India has decided not to charge fees from women visitors to the centrally protected ticketed monuments across the country on the occasion of International Women’s Day(PTI)
Archaeological Survey of India has decided not to charge fees from women visitors to the centrally protected ticketed monuments across the country on the occasion of International Women’s Day(PTI)

In a first, free entry for women at ticketed monuments on International Women’s Day

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 05:28 PM IST
Sharing the information, Superintending Archaeologist of Bengaluru circle, Dr Shivakant Vajpayee told PTI important ticketed monuments in India include Taj Mahal in Agra, Qutub Minar, Lal Qila, and old fort in New Delhi.
A view of the illuminated Qutub Minar, which is a 73m-high and five-storey tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone, the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, which is said to be the first mosque built in India.
A view of the illuminated Qutub Minar, which is a 73m-high and five-storey tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone, the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, which is said to be the first mosque built in India.

Bright by night, monuments in Delhi draw heritage walkers

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Henna Rakheja
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 01:18 PM IST
Architectural illumination of the Capital’s historical structures is drawing visitors after sunset keen to explore a different side.
Humayun’s Tomb (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Humayun’s Tomb (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Safarnama app breathes new life into Delhi’s ancient monuments

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 12:55 PM IST
The app contains images, texts, newspaper cuttings and audio recordings that tell the stories of Delhi in the years after the partition of the subcontinent that displaced millions of people and caused unparalleled violence.
Karnataka is known for its heritage. (Representational image)
Karnataka is known for its heritage. (Representational image)

Land of sandalwood, gold and monuments

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 12:15 PM IST
Famous for its heritage monuments, sandalwood and gold, it has also contributed majorly to Indian classical music.
The Taj Mahal attracts up to 8 million visitors annually.(Unsplash/@littlej1428)
The Taj Mahal attracts up to 8 million visitors annually.(Unsplash/@littlej1428)

Taj Mahal becomes first Indian monument with breastfeeding room

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 10:34 AM IST
The baby feeding room would be set up by July to help the “millions of mothers who visit with their babies”.
The Sheesh Mahal, established in 1732 by Faujdar Khan, the first Nawab of Farrukhnagar and a governor of the Mughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar, Farrukhnagar, in Gurugram,(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The Sheesh Mahal, established in 1732 by Faujdar Khan, the first Nawab of Farrukhnagar and a governor of the Mughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar, Farrukhnagar, in Gurugram,(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Few monuments in Haryana are protected by government, fall to disrepair

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 03:45 PM IST
As per the public listing of the Department of Archaeology and Museums, which is tasked with the upkeep and maintenance of heritage structures, only 125 historical structures in the state enjoy government protection at the moment. This number is too small when compared with the total number of monuments in the state.
Wadar workers reshape stone blocks at the Elephanta Caves, a Unesco world heritage site in Maharashtra. ’It is a matter of prestige for us that we are being roped in to work on such a site.’ says Tukaram Pawar, 56.(Aalok Soni / HT Photo)
Wadar workers reshape stone blocks at the Elephanta Caves, a Unesco world heritage site in Maharashtra. ’It is a matter of prestige for us that we are being roped in to work on such a site.’ says Tukaram Pawar, 56.(Aalok Soni / HT Photo)

Rock solid: Descendants of fort-builders are helping the ASI restore monuments

Hindustan Times | By Aishwarya Iyer
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 03:46 PM IST
The Wadars of Maharashtra helped the Marathas and Portuguese build their massive forts. Today, they are using the same methods on projects across the country.
A view of the Taj Mahal. The heritage site is currently the subject of a legal battle between the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board and the Archaeological Survey of India.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT File Photo)
A view of the Taj Mahal. The heritage site is currently the subject of a legal battle between the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board and the Archaeological Survey of India.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT File Photo)

The troubled Taj: Whose monument is it, anyway?

Hindustan Times | By Poulomi Banerjee
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 07:55 PM IST
The UP Sunni Central Waqf Board and the Archaeological Survey of India are locked in a legal battle for rights over the Taj Mahal. But what is a waqf, and should the heritage mausoleum be one?
A tomb in Safdarjung Enclave’s Humayunpur village was allegedly painted white and saffron and Hindu idols were placed inside it, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File photo)
A tomb in Safdarjung Enclave’s Humayunpur village was allegedly painted white and saffron and Hindu idols were placed inside it, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File photo)

Structure in Safdarjung Enclave turned into temple is medieval-era monument, says government report

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 10:29 PM IST
Officials say the state archaeology department has filed a police complaint seeking removal of the encroachment of the monument.
The sculpture The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist by Iraqi American artist Michael Rakowitz.(AP)
The sculpture The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist by Iraqi American artist Michael Rakowitz.(AP)

London’s Trafalgar Square displays recreated Iraqi monument destroyed by IS

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 04:02 PM IST
Visitors to London’s Trafalgar Square can browse a reconstruction of an ancient Iraqi statue destroyed by Islamic State jihadists, made using date syrup cans.
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