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106
Tourist Places

600+
REGISTRATIONS FOR MONUMENT MITRAS

27
MoUs Signed

WELCOME TO ADOPT A HERITAGE

This project is envisioned to fulfill the objective of the Government of India to provide an enhanced tourism experience to all travelers. It aims at ensuring quality & inclusive provision of amenities and facilities across heritage, natural, & tourist sites through active participation of private and public sector organizations and individuals. These organizations would be known as “Monument Mitras” for their collaboration initiative.

The project plans to entrust development, upgradation and maintenance of amenities and facilities at the heritage, natural & tourist sites to the Monument Mitras, coupled with innovation and technology interventions to increase awareness of these incredible treasures.

The project began with 93 ASI monuments and has extended to heritage, natural and tourist sites across India. These sites are classified into various categories based on visibility and footfall. The 'Monument Mitras' would take up the sites of varied visibility and footfall as a package, based on their viability, and through CSR. They would get visibility on the monument premises and Ministry of Tourism digital platforms for their initiative.

HOW TO BE A MONUMENT MITRA

FEATURED HERITAGE SITES

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

Project Guidelines

Notifications

Indicative design guidelines

Indicative list of tourist places

List of sites opted till date

Minutes of Oversight & Vision Committee Meeting

MoUs signed under Adopt a Heritage Project

Expression of interest

Letter of Intent (LoI)

Minutes of Implementation Committee Meeting

National Tourism Awards (Nomination Guidelines) 2016-17

Sites proposed by States and UTs

Indicative list of ASI ticketed monuments

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is ‘Adopt a Heritage’ project?

The Ministry of Tourism in close collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Archeological Survey of India (ASI), State/ UT Governments and the Private/ Public sector companies/ Trusts/ NGOs/ Individuals, etc. envisages developing, upgrading and maintaining amenities at heritage sites, monuments and tourist sites. This is to make the facilities/amenities tourist-friendly and increase the site’s tourism potential by enhancing the tourist experience in a planned and phased manner.
Public / Private sector companies, etc. can partner in the project by putting forth a proposal for adopting heritage/ natural / tourist sites as per their interest and viability under the criteria provided in the project guidelines

When was the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ project launched?

The project Adopt a Heritage: ‘Apni Dharohar Apni Pehchaan’ was launched by the Hon'ble President of India on 27th September 2017 on the occasion of World Tourism Day.

Who is eligible for adopting a heritage site / monument under the project?

Private and Public Sector Companies, Trusts, NGOs and Individuals are eligible for adopting heritage site (s)/ monument (s) under this project. However, the finalization of this interest, will depend on their evaluation of their proposal and other criteria provided under the project guidelines

What are the objectives of the project?

The objectives of the project are :

• Developing basic tourism infrastructure in and around heritage sites, monuments, natural sites and tourist sites.

• Develop facilities and amenities to improve the tourist experience at heritage sites, monuments, natural sites and tourist sites.

• Promote cultural and heritage value of the country and develop avenues to create awareness about the heritage/natural/tourist sites in the country

• Develop and promote sustainable tourism infrastructure and ensure proper Operations and Maintenance therein.

• Develop employment opportunities and support livelihoods of local communities at the heritage, natural and tourist sites.

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