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Book Tickets for Taj Mahal & Humayun’s Tomb online

To Automate the system of Issuing Tickets for the entry to Taj Mahal & Humayun’s Tomb,¬†Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) ¬†has initiated the E-ticket option with the association of Ministry of Culture & IRCTC.

Book a Visit to Taj Mahal & Humanyun's Tomb Online

Book a Visit to Taj Mahal & Humanyun’s Tomb Online

The Link to Book E-ticket is Here.

This move will not only curb the black marketing of issued ticket from the ticket windows but also, will help ASI to curb the visits of tourists to reduce the load on these architectures.

Just for the information, here are the fees being charged:-

Entry Fee for Taj Mahal, Agra

  • Indian Visitors : INR¬†20/-
  • Citizen of SAARC and BIMSTEC countries : INR¬†510.00
  • Other Foreign Visitor : INR¬†750/-
  • Free entry : Children below 15 years
BIMSTEC Countries

List of BIMSTEC Countries

List of SAARC countries

List of SAARC countries

Entry Fee for Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi

  • Free entry : Children below 15 years
  • Citizens of India and visitors of SAARC¬†and BIMSTEC Countries – INR¬†10 per head.
  • Other Foreign Visitor : INR¬†250/-

Although tourists can buy tickets from the existing counters, this facility will reduce the long queues to buy tickets.

Have a Pleasant Trip!

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Explore The Taj Mahal virtually with Google Maps

Explore the Taj Mahal with Google Maps

Explore the Taj Mahal with Google Maps

One of the new seven wonders of the world,¬†India‚Äôs much-admired heritage site globally¬†Taj Mahal, is now available in the format of virtual tour,¬†simply by using Street View on¬†Google Maps. ¬†For those who can‚Äôt make it to India,¬†Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Google has provided web users the ability to explore¬†monuments like Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort and Agra Fort on Google Maps¬†¬†in 360-degree view in their internet browser

Banned in the past due to privacy concerns, Google has now come up with 360-degree panoramic imagery of 30 monuments.¬†On premi√®ring this service,¬†union minister of culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch said¬†“Today, this partnership with Google makes it possible for billions of people across the world to see and explore our magnificent heritage, to take a walk at the Rock Cut Jain Temple, to marvel at the Nagarjuna Konda Buddhist Stupas and to relive history in Fatehpur Sikri. With the release of these new panoramic images, we aim to create a dynamic, immersive online experience by which people within India and around the world can understand and engage more of India’s diverse cultural heritage”.

Google had signed an MOU with the Ministry of Tourism, India to map 30 monuments using its ‚ÄėStreet View Trekker‚Äô technology for the first time in India.¬†As the special Google cars cannot enter into the Taj Mahal, it is instead being mapped by a backpack Trekker 75 Mega Pixel camera specially designed by Google.

Many other websites already provide virtual tours on net, like this one. 

Here’s a video bringing you through Google Maps Street View to the Taj Mahal.




World Heritage Sites in India

India is a country which has been blessed with the natural beauty as well as the cultural heritage. All parts of this country have its own heritage, customs and traditions. UNESCO, being an international agency of United Nations, strives to preserve and conserve the heritage and natural beauty of any country so as to promote Education, Science and culture.

From the year 1983, India has got 30 properties which have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Out of these, 24 have been characterised as Cultural Heritage sites and 6 are characterised as Natural Heritage sites. These all properties are marvels of this great land and India has submitted 33 more properties to be included in this esteem list.

You have Caves to Mountains, Sanctuaries to Buddhist Monuments in this list. Two sites out of these 30 have been earlier added into World Heritage in Danger List ‚Äď Manas Wildlife Sanctuary and Hampi. However, with the great conservation efforts; both the sites have been removed from danger list and now, No World Heritage site from India is in this list. would like to express its gratitude towards Archaeological Survey of India, the premier Government agency; for protecting, conserving, maintenance and doing archaeological research for protection of our national treasures.

The Details of 30 UNESCO’s World Heritages Sites in India as follows:-

Sr.No. World Heritage Sites in India State Year
1 Agra Fort Uttar Pradesh 1983
2 Ajanta Caves Maharashtra 1983
3 Ellora Caves Maharashtra 1983
4 Taj Mahal Uttar Pradesh 1983
5 Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram Tamil Nadu 1984
6 Sun Temple, Konarak Odhisha 1984
7 Kaziranga National Park Assam 1985
8 Keoladeo National Park Rajasthan 1985
9 Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Assam 1985
10 Churches and Convents of Goa (mostly at Velha Goa) Goa 1986
11 Fatehpur Sikri Uttar Pradesh 1986
12 Group of Monuments at Hampi (Bellary Distt.) Karnataka 1986
13 Khajuraho Group of Monuments Madhya Pradesh 1986
14 Elephanta Caves Maharashtra 1987
15 Great Living Chola Temples Tamil Nadu 1987
16 Group of Monuments at Pattadakal Karnataka 1987
17 Sundarbans National Park West Bengal 1987
18 Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks Uttarakhand 1988
19 Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi Madhya Pradesh 1989
20 Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi New Delhi 1993
21 Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi New Delhi 1993
22 Mountain Railways of India :- West Bengal,
A. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Tamil Nadu, 1999
B. Nilgiri Mountain Railway Himachal Pradesh
C. Kalka-Shimla Railway
23 Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya Bihar 2002
24 Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka Madhya Pradesh 2003
25 Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park Gujrat 2004
26 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Maharashtra 2004
27 Red Fort Complex / Agra Fort Agra 2007
28 The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur Rajasthan 2010
29 Western Ghats/ Sahyadri (39 properties) Kerala (20), Karnataka (10),        TN (5), MH (4) 2012
30 Six majestic forts in Chittorgarh; Kumbhalgarh; Sawai Madhopur; Jhalawar; Jaipur, and Jaisalmer. Rajasthan 2013

Travelling to these places, would not only make us proud, as an Indian and of its culture but it also make us proud of the vast history of archaeological marvels of our country. However, Preserving and maintenance of these properties lies with us as a responsible citizen too.

In the end, we would like to stress here the moral responsibility of every proud citizen of India to conserve and maintain these national treasures and project clean image of the Country.

Happy Travelling!