Madurai | Activities
- A detailed conservation plan for the 1.1 km long fort wall (15th century) from Khanpur to Shahpur is being prepared. Restoration of the collapsed or vulnerable portions of the city walls has already been undertaken.
- About 120 Bird feeders have been identified and listed under heritage category. Seven chabutaras have been restored, including the chabutaras at Gatrad ni Pol and Kharakuva ni Pol.
- The Heritage Cell is facilitating the repair, restoration and conservation of the traditional pol houses by providing technical assistance, tax benefits and financial subsidies etc. to encourage traditional house owners to conserve their properties in their authentic state or with minimum inference. Two prominent buildings in Khadia area were recently restored
Heritage Walks in the Walled City: With the purpose of revealing the city to tourists and to its residents themselves, AMC, with guidance from the Foundation for Conservation and Research of Urban Traditional Architecture (CRUTA) has established the Heritage Walk of Ahmedabad. Eleven pols were cleaned up and opened for the Heritage Walk. By walking through lanes of the old walled city one can really observe and understand its culture: arts and architecture, religious places, its traditions and its landscape. The Heritage Walk of Ahmedabad takes place daily throughout the year for both foreign and domestic tourists. A special slideshow followed by the guided tour begins at Swaminarayan Mandir, Kalupur at 8:30 a.m. and terminates at Manek Chowk at 10:30 a.m. The contribution is Rs. 20 for Indians and other SAARC country citizens, and Rs. 50 for international guests. For further details on the Heritage Walk of Ahmedabad, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +91-79-2539 1811.