Master Planning for UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Hampi, Bodhgaya, Khajuraho, and Kaziranga – India

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India
Hampi (Karnataka); Bodhgaya (Bihar); Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh); and Kaziranga (Assam), India
Master Planning

Project Description

TOWNLAND’s wide planning experience in the Tourism Sector was recognized by the Ministry of Tourism in India and led to the appointment (in consortium with Design Associates and Feedback Infra) as Master Planner to redevelop the Tourism Infrastructure around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hampi, Bodhgaya, Khajuraho and Kaziranga.  The 4 Sites are part of the Government scheme to improve the Tourist’s experience at 19 of India’s most famous tourist destinations and transform them into Iconic Tourist Destinations of International standard.

The Consortium identified a Shelf of Projects that will help to make the Tourists’ experience more comfortable, memorable and sustainable. The interventions aim for the World Heritage status to be reflected in a unique Sense of Place in the renovated surrounding streets and building facades, improved mobility solutions and small scale Tourism Nodes with a mixture of new and existing tourist facilities, like museums, shops, hotels and restaurants, all within easy walking distance of the Heritage Sites.

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