11 Heritage in India Adopted


Under the “Apni Dharohar-Apni Pehchaan” Adopt a Heritage Project, the Monument Mitras are responsible for operation and maintenance and development/up-gradation of tourist amenities, in the non- core areas of the monument. At present, 11 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU’s) have been signed with the Monument Mitras.

The prospective Monument Mitras are free to select a monument/heritage/tourist site of their interest under the ‘Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan – Adopt a Heritage’ project. The conservation of heritage/ancient buildings/monuments does not come under the ‘Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan – Adopt a Heritage’ project of the Ministry of Tourism. Hence, there is no pre-requisite for prospective Monument Mitras to partner with conservation experts.

Details of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU’s) signed under the ‘Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan – Adopt a Heritage’ project is as follows:

Sr. No. Monument Mitra Name of Monument/Heritage Site/Tourist Site or Technological Intervention Category*
1 M/s Dalmia Bharat Ltd. Red Fort, Delhi Green
2 M/s Dalmia Bharat Ltd. Gandikota Fort, Andhra Pradesh Orange
3 Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) Area surrounding Gangotri Temple and Trail to Gaumukh, Uttarakhand Orange
4 Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) Mt. Stok Kangri Trek, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Orange
5 Yatra Online Qutub Minar, Delhi Green
6 Yatra Online Leh Palace, Jammu & Kashmir Orange
7 Yatra Online Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra Green
8 Yatra Online Hampi (Hazara Rama Temple), Karnataka Orange
9 M/s Bliss India Pvt. Ltd. (V-Resorts) Surajkund, Haryana Orange
10 M/s Apeejay Surrendra Park Pvt. Ltd. Jantar Mantar, Delhi Orange
11 M/s Resbird Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Development of Multi-lingual Audio Guide Application for five Iconic Tourists Sites which are listed below:

  • Colva Beach, Goa
  • Amer Fort, Rajasthan
  • Kaziranga, Assam
  • Kumarakom, Kerala
  • Mahabodhi Temple, Bihar

*As per project guidelines, a Monument Mitra is required to choose monument/heritage site/tourist site as a package(s) i.e. if the Monument Mitra selects a site of higher visibility and footfall (Green Category), they are also required to select a site with lower visibility and footfall (Orange or Blue Category).

This information was given by Shri K. J. Alphons, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.


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