India is celebrating its 75th Independence Day on August 15, 2022. Also occasionally referred to as a Diamond Jubilee, a 75th year celebration is a big one and India is leaving no stones unturned to make this celebration as great as possible.
One way to celebrate the grand 75th year of Independence is by paying a visit to as many national monuments as possible. And this can be done for free from August 5-15 as the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Govt. of India, has announced that entry to all monuments protected under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will be completely for free, as a part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign.
No fee will be charged at any of the ticketed ASI protected monuments as well as Archaeological Site museums. This is not just for domestic tourists but for visitors from all over the world as well. There are a total of 3,693 monuments under the care of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Out of these, there are 116 ticketed monuments and 32 museums under the protection of ASI. Monuments including the Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb, Safdarjung Tomb, Tughlaqabad Fort, Old Fort (Purana Qila), Red Fort, Jantar Mantar, Konark Sun Temple, Golconda Fort, Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Charminar, Shaniwar Wada, are some of the many monuments that are also very popular tourist attractions.