From May 1, buy tickets online for Taj Mahal, Humayun's Tomb

By: Gizbot Bureau

Come May 1 and those looking to visit Taj Mahal in Agra and Humayun's Tomb here will be able to book their entry tickets online for the iconic monuments.

From May 1, buy tickets online for Taj Mahal, Humayun's Tomb

The e-tickets can be booked at the IRCTC website -- www.asi.irctc.co.in -- and can also be bought at the e-ticket windows at such monuments.

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Online sale of tickets on a limited scale for Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)-protected monuments was successfully carried out by IRCTC and now it has been decided to extend it to all gates -- East, West and South -- of the Taj Mahal, said a senior Culture Ministry official.

From May 1, buy tickets online for Taj Mahal, Humayun's Tomb

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) -- a PSU under Railway Ministry -- was entrusted with the responsibility of issuing e-tickets for the East Gate of Taj Mahal from December 25 of last year on a trial basis.

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IRCTC has now joined hands with ASI for the e-ticket facility for entry to Taj Mahal and the Humayun's Tomb. As per the plan, after online booking for entry to all ASI -protected world heritage sites, the facility will be extended in a phased manner for the other ticketed monuments.

From May 1, buy tickets online for Taj Mahal, Humayun's Tomb

ASI has 116 ticketed monuments in India. The IRCTC website, which facilitates booking of train tickets, is diversifying its services to provide a convenient, online shopping platform for customers.

Thus, besides tickets, one can buy cakes, books and even shoes through the website. IRCTC has tied up with Amazon.in to sell various products. A link will be provided on the IRCTC site to Amazon.in for customers interested in buying such products.

Source: PTI

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