Taj Mahal
Taj MahalUNESCO, Author: M & G Therin-Weise

The Taj Mahal is now a Wi-Fi zone, with tourists getting 30 minutes of free Internet usage from Tuesday at one of the world's most popular tourist attractions.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has installed 21 wi-fi hotspots at the Taj Mahal in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), as part of the Modi government's Digital India campaign. 

Tourists visiting the famous monument of love can use high-speed Internet for free for 30 minutes, and will have to buy vouchers for further use.

The Wi-Fi service was launched on Tuesday by Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. On Monday, the minister had tweeted that 'History will meet Technology' starting Tuesday.  

Free Wi-Fi access will soon be provided at 25 other tourist destinations in the country, including Bodh Gaya, Fatehpur Sikri, Konark temple and Sarnath temple under the Digital India initiative. 

The Varanasi ghats became a Wi-Fi zone earlier this year as part of the campaign.

The Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, was also named among the most popular 'virtual' tourist destinations in Asia on Google Street View earlier this year.

The UNESCO Heritage site became a trending topic on Twitter in India on Tuesday, with Twitterati celebrating the new service and some even predicting what tweets from the monument will look like in the coming days.

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