Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Culture
22-December-2014 16:53 IST
Ticketed Monuments of ASI

There are 116 centrally protected ticketed monuments under the jurisdiction of Archaeological Survey of India. In addition to conservation, preservation, maintenance and development of environs in and around centrally protected monuments/sites, providing basic facilities/amenities (i.e. drinking water, toilet blocks, facilities for physically challenged, pathways, cultural notice boards/signage, vehicle parking, cloak rooms, etc.) to the tourists visiting centrally protected monuments are the regular activities which the Archaeological Survey of India undertakes, as per need and resources. Further, improvement and up- gradation of these public amenities is a continuous process. Basic tourist facilities depending upon the need have been provided at the centrally protected ticketed monuments. The details of centrally protected ticketed monuments and tourist related amenities thereon are at Annexure-II.

There is no proposal as such to charge for visiting all centrally protected monuments in the country.

This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.