Monuments, Archaeological Sites Now Open To Tourists From Today   

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Vivek Patil


Pune, 12th November 2021: All the state-protected monuments and archaeological sites in Pune, Satara, Kolhapur, Sangli and Solapur districts under the Pune division under the Directorate of Archeology are being opened for visitors and tourists from November 12 today, said Vilas Wahane, Assistant Director, Archeology.

Some guidelines have also been laid down for the opening of these protected monuments and archaeological monuments. Accordingly, state-protected monuments in non-containment areas will remain open for tourists. All-State Protected Monuments will be subject to the orders and guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Government of Maharashtra from time to time in connection with the covid-19 epidemic. It is mandatory to wear a mask and keep a physical distance while visiting the monument.

The Directorate shall have the right to block access to the premises or area of the State Protected Monument. Crowding in the area as well as spitting or smoking is strictly prohibited. Only authorized licensed guides and photographers will be allowed to communicate with tourists in the area. Garbage will be prohibited. People with fever or sickness will not be allowed access to the monument and premises, informed Wahane.

He also instructed the departmental heads to carefully plan the disinfection of seats, public toilets from time to time in the State Protected Monuments and Archaeological Site area.