Newdelhi;14/10/17:India has always been renowned for its rich cultural heritage. India’s glorious past and cultural diversity make a potent blend which attracts millions of tourists each year to its tourist destinations. India’s rich heritage is abundantly reflected in the form of numerous temples, palaces, monuments, forts etc. This has led to an increase in India’s tourism particularly at the heritage sites. Tourism in India has registered a considerable growth in the last few years, ever since additional initiatives were taken by the Government of India to boost India’s image as a destination for tourism.
Ministry of Tourism in close collaboration with Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) envisages providing world class tourist facilities at the various heritage sites / monumentsand other tourist sites across the country under the “Adopt A Heritage” initiative.
The project would begin with ASI ticketed monuments and would be expanded to other cultural sites across India. Itenvisages entrusting of heritage sites/monuments and other tourist sites to private – public sector companies, or individuals for the “Monument Mitras” development of tourist friendly amenities and facilities.