Udaipur : Often centuries-old buildings and groups of buildings lie out of sight behind modern development. Sometimes new growth tends to overshadow the older areas of the city. But these areas and the communities that live in them represent the city’s history, tradition, heritage, culture, architecture and craftsmanship.
To showcase to the tourists of this golden treasure, the municipal corporation is heading ahead with a proposal on developing a heritage walkway in the city. The idea behind the move is to extend facilities to the visitors to explore the city without the help of a guide. “ There are numerous buildings like the heritage library, Fatehgarhi, Juna Mahal, Udaivilas palace, Badal Mahal, the Pal at Gapesagar which are of historical importance. Many visitors or even the locals do not know much about it and thus to help the people relate to the historic parts of the city in a more personal and intimate manner, the heritage walkway would help” collector Surendra Singh Solanki said. Under the project, the major attractions would be identified and earmarked. Signanges would be installed which would carry detailed description of the buildings.
“The city map would be digitalized and geo-tagged and would be made available through mobile applications so that anyone visiting the city would exactly know about the locations and have no trouble in reaching the destination” K.K.Gupta , chairperson of the municipal corporation said. Through the project, we aim to enhance the sensitivity of the local people towards the heritage value of the settlements and encourage them to conserve and preserve them and inculcate a sense of pride and appreciation among them, Gupta added. The heritage walkway is estimated to be developed with six months.