Mehrauli Archaeological Park To Get A Museum To Attract Tourists!

The Mehrauli Archaeological Park (MAP) is soon to get a major revamp to become a tourist attraction. In addition to the restoration of about 70 monuments in the complex next to Qutub Minar, the department will build an interpretation centre-cum-museum and a cafeteria to attract tourists.

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The task to prepare a detailed concept was assigned to Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), which was submitted to the department on Friday.

The Interpretation centre would act as a one-stop source for the tourists. It will have audio-video programmes which will be used to enhance their understanding and knowledge of the heritage and cultural value of a particular place or a historic structure.

The interpretation centre at MAP will offer its detailed history through texts, archival images, drawings, exhibits and artefacts among other things.

The idea behind the interpretation centre is to provide adequate information about the history of the place. There will be touchscreen information kiosks dispensing well-curated content along with a reading room.

Prominent structures located at the site are tombs of Ghiyasuddin Balban, Jamali Kamali, Quli Khan and Adham Khan. Other attractions are Rajon Ki Baoli, Jamali Kamali Mosque and Metcalfe’s Folly.

The plan will also enhance the aesthetic experience in and around the complex.

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