Hyderabad: Women in Hyderabad have a reason to rejoice. The Ministry of Culture has announced that entry to all protected, ticketed monuments by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will be free for women on March 8, on account of women’s day.
This means that women have free entry to the ASI-protected monuments in Hyderabad- the Charminar and the Golconda Fort- on Sunday.
The Ministry of Culture, in a statement released on March 8, said that “All ASI protected ticketed monuments including Taj Mahal will be free for all women visitors from India and across the world.”
The minister for Culture Prahlad S Patel said, “India has a great tradition to give respect to women and we believe that wherever women need to be given their due respect. This is a small tribute from the Ministry of Culture to women from all over the world.”
The ASI also took to Twitter to announce free entry to women in ASI-protected monuments.
All @ASIGoI protected ticketed Monuments will be free for all women visitors from India and abroad on – 8th March 2020 (Sunday) on the occasion of #InternationalWomensDay2020– Shri. @prahladspatel https://t.co/RbujrctZPu
— Archaeological Survey of India (@ASIGoI) March 7, 2020
Apart from Charminar and Golconda Fort in Hyderabad, there are few other ASI-protected monuments in Telangana. Two monuments in Warangal come in this list. The Thousand-Pillared Temple in Warangal, also called ‘Veyisthambalagudi’, will give free entry to women on Sunday. Entry will be free for women who wish to visit Warangal Fort as well. Apart from these, Alampur temples and Ramappa temple are the ASI-protected monuments in the state.