NEW DELHI: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), an organisation under the Ministry of Culture for archaeological researches and protection of cultural heritage has inked a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) with Yatra.com and BookMyShow.
This MoU is aimed at enabling overseas and domestic tourists and visitors to book their tickets online for 141 historical monuments, museums and sites in India, such as Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Ajanta and Ellora caves, Red Fort, Sun Temple, which fall under the purview of ASI.
The move, aimed at supporting Government of India’s ‘Digital India’ initiative, will facilitate digitization of ASI’s service offerings. Yatra said the online booking services come at no additional cost to a customer.
Dhiresh Sharma, chief business officer, activities at Yatra, said: “India has an extraordinary and diverse pool of cultural and built heritage and footfalls to such destinations are astounding.
Therefore, we want to provide a high quality visitor experience which will empower the visitors (both Indian and International tourists) to book their tickets to these monuments online. In addition to providing online booking services, Yatra will be extending its platform for promoting cultural heritage and featuring all the essential information that a visitor needs to plan their sight-seeing: connectivity and access; opening and closing timings and facilities available along with write-ups on the monuments
Source: The Economic Times
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