World Tourism Day: Free entry in 200 monuments across India!

By Ritika Handoo | Updated: Sep 27, 2015, 10:53 AM IST
World Tourism Day: Free entry in 200 monuments across India!

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New Delhi: The United Nations World Tourism Organization celebrated World's Tourism Day since 1980 on September 27. Do you know what is the reason behind celebrating this day? Well, the main aim was to create awareness regarding the importance of tourism in the international community. This day marks the need to demonstrate how tourism is crucial in understanding the affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.

According to TOI.com report, the ministry of culture has announced a free entry for tourists to as many as 200 ticketed monuments and museums across India on Saturday. As the World Tourism Day falls on a Sunday, these monuments may see many tourists willing to admire the beauty of these monuments.

The report further adds that the free entry includes 116 national monuments like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Qutub Minar, Red Fort and 35 museum sites under the ASI.