Union Culture Minister (IC) Prahlad Singh Patel announced that opening hours of 10 historical monuments across the country have been increased and now these monuments will remain open from Sunrise to 9 pm for the tourist.
Earlier these monuments used to open from 9 am to 5.30 pm for general tourists. Patel said that this decision has been made for the benefit of general public/tourists who can visit and appreciate the beauty of such historical sites for long hours.
The Minister also informed that other than these 10 monuments some other historical monuments are also under consideration for long opening hours for visitors. These 10 monuments have been selected in the first phase, he added.
The list of 10 historical Monuments is as under: Rajarani Temple Complex, Bhubaneswar; Dulhadeo Temple, Khajurao; Sheikh Chilli Tomb, Thanesar, Kurukshetra; Safdarjung Tomb, Delhi; Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi; Group of Monuments at Pattadakkal, Karnataka; Gol Gumbaz, Vijayapura; Group of Temples, Markanda, Chamursi, Gadchiroli; Man Mahal, Vaidhshala, Varanasi and Rani-ki-Vav, Patan, Gujarat.