Monuments under the Department of Archeology and Museums of Rajasthan will reopen for tourists across the state starting June 1 in areas outside of containment and curfews, an official said on Saturday.
Monuments, with the exception of those falling into containment zones and curfews, will be open four days a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) for the first two weeks with social distancing protocols to follow correctly, director of archeology and the museum’s department, Prakash Chandra Sharma, said.
The monuments will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first week and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. the second week.
From the third week, the monuments will be open to tourists every day.
There is a charge to enter 32 monuments out of a total of 342 monuments covered by the department, but it will be free the first and second week, while 50% of the ticket price will be invoiced from the third week onwards. -he adds.
“The decision has been made to revive tourism activities in the state. Social distancing, sanitation and other arrangements for the coronavirus pandemic will be assured,” said Sharma.
In addition to the reopening of the monuments, it was also decided to resume the performances of folk artists inside the monuments and all the officials were instructed to make the necessary arrangements.
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