PM Narendra Modi at the inauguration of the Dharohar Bhawan, the new building of Archaeological Survey of India, at Tilak Marg, in New Delhi on July 12, 2018. MoS Culture (I/C) Mahesh Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Raghvendra Singh and DG, ASI, Usha Sharma are also seen.
ASI permits photography @ centrally protected monuments except at Ajanta Caves, LehPalace, and Mausoleum of Taj Mahal
The Archaeological Survey of India, an organisation under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, in an order issued on 12 July 2018, to allow photography within the premises of all centrally protected monuments/sites (except 3). However, the 3 monuments/sites in which the photography would not be permitted are Ajanta Caves and LehPalace having paintings, and Mausoleum of Taj Mahal, Agra.
The above comes in the wake of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi observing in his Speech at the Inaugural Event of ‘Dharohar Bhawan’ in New Delhi today that Space Technology in the modern era has developed to such an extent that one can photograph even minute objects from far off distances, and in this background, it is indeed ironical to restrict the tourists/visitors from taking photographs of their experiences at heritage monuments and sites.