What can bring tourists more joy than the extended visiting time of monuments till night? Under a recent initiative by ministry of tourism, historical monuments bathed in glittering lights will be now open till 9 pm.
The culture ministry and the tourism department’s recent move has been a reason of delight for travelers, explorers, photographers, historians, students and more. That’s not all, these monuments will be decked in glittering lights, offering visitors am visual treat. The motive behind this was so that tourists could make the most of their time. Mostly all historical monuments’ closing time was sunset or between 5:30 and 6 pm, leaving these places in dark and tourists disappointed.
But now these are open till 9 pm and decorated with shimmering lights. The move has received a warm welcome and these monuments are seeing a significant rise in footfall every day. However, public gets access to these monuments upto a certain point only since security remains an issue. Only the main building or monument is lit up but the rest of the premises is thrown in dark. Lack of security personnel and inadequate security measures are still a concern which the authorities are trying to fix.
Here is a photo journal of Safdarjung Tomb glittering at night.
Apart from the above mentioned, ten more monuments in India have been included in this list. Bijapur’s Gol Gumbaz, Sheikh Chilli’s Tomb in Kurukshetra, Bhubaneswar’s Rajarani Temple Complex, Khajuraho’s Duladeo Temple, Varanasi’s Man Mahal, Rani-ki-Vav stepwell in Gujarat’s Patan, a cluster of monuments in Karnataka’s Bagalkot, a UNESCO Heritage site, a clutch of temples in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district feature in the list.