Category: Vibrant Cities

Heritage lane redesign for Mumbai fort Precinct

The Brihanmumbai Mahanagar Palika (BMC) has initiated a pilot project for restoring the heritage of Mumbai’s Fort precinct. The model “heritage lane” is an attempt to reiterate the heritage lane of MG road to its past glory. The magnanimous heritage buildings along the stretch of 900 metres on this road are likely to regain their […]

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Made in India: NCSM exhibits Indian heritage online

  The initiative for exploring world heritage and culture by Google Arts and Culture has brought exciting stories from worldwide on a single web platform. The central idea of the online portal is to exhibit the varied art and culture of humankind. The exhibition shapes up as an attempt to pay tribute to humanity’s greatest […]

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NMA drafts bylaws for Nizamuddin heritage monuments in Delhi

The National Monument Authority has put forth a public notice issuing a draft of heritage bylaws. These laws specifically imply for the conservation and restoration of the Nizamuddin basti group of monuments in Delhi. The authority works under the Ministry of Culture, India. The draft is designed in consultation with the Aga Khan Trust for […]

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Heritage conservation plans for vernacular Goan houses

The minister for Town and Country Planning Goa, Vijay Sardesai’s board has adopted and approved for a comprehensive development plan for the state. It outlays a major initiative towards heritage conservation in the form of “Goan Tinto Project”. Through this project, the government intends to make initiatives for building conservation and restoration. The inception of […]

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Adopt a Heritage

The Government of India has taken significant initiatives for heritage conservation in the country. Through the Ministry of Culture, in coordination with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the government has devised various schemes to promote the country’s rich heritage. The ASI is the central government’s body that functions for conservation and maintenance of heritage […]

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Karnataka based travel agents eyes on election tourism

Travel agents based in Mysuru are banking on introducing a special election package to global tourists to lure in tourism at a time when Karnataka assembly elections are to roll out on May 12. Done in a bid for foreign tourists to explore as India unfolds its democratic exercise with their diversified rallies and campaigns, […]

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Punjab Tourism collaborates with NFDC on new film tourism policies

The department of Punjab Tourism is drafting a new film tourism policy in collaboration National Film Development Corporation (NFDC). Anmol Nidhi, Deputy Manager, Marketing, Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board, elaborating on the policy said once its drafted, they will be opting for a single window clearance which will enable producers to shoot their films […]

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TUDA proposes sector-wise development plan for urban areas

The Tirupati Urban Development Authority (TUDA) is drafting a comprehensive sector-wise development plan of several regions falling under its purview in order to expand the urban areas across the temple city. Giving details of the master plan and the upcoming developmental activities in Tirupati, G. Narasimha Yadav, Chairman of TUDA, highlighted that in cities like […]

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Kerala records increase in inbound & outbound travellers

Exceeding the target growth mentioned in the Kerala Tourism Policy, 2017 figures revealed an increase of 15 lakh new tourists to Kerala, doubling the growth over 2016. Gods own country reported 146,73,520 domestic arrivals last year, an increase of 11.39% as compared to the previous year. Domestic tourists mainly visited Alappuzha, Idukki, Wayanad, Thiruvananthapuram and […]

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Kerala Tourism Minister inaugurates Handicraft Heritage Tour

Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Co-Operation, Tourism and Devaswom, Government of Kerala, recently inaugurated the Handicrafts Heritage Tour which was organised by the Sargaalaya Arts and Crafts Village in Kozhikode scheduled to be held between December 21, 2017 and January 8, 2018. The Heritage Tour is being organised in the run-up to the seventh annual Sargaalaya […]

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