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Honouring India’s rich legacies

Published : Feb 6, 2018, 12:07 am IST
Updated : Feb 6, 2018, 12:07 am IST

The themes range from architectural heritage to intangibles such as textile, literature and food.

Tripunithura Hill Palace
 Tripunithura Hill Palace

India Heritage Walk Festival (IHWF), a month-long walk that celebrates India’s diverse heritage with an aim to make it accessible to varied audiences, will be held in February. Citizens will be encouraged to explore the tangible and intangible cultural legacies of their cities and towns. Tripunithura is a part of this project.

The unique festival, covering 20 cities and towns around the country, will feature walks to historical monuments and shrines, well-known landscapes, places known for art and culture, cuisine and flourishing trade. There will be an online film festival of documentaries based on cultural themes and lecture series curated as baithaks and Instameets as part of nearly 70 events scheduled throughout the month.

IHWF 2018 is organised jointly by Sahapedia, an online encyclopedia of Indian arts and culture, and YES Culture, the cultural division of YES Global Institute. The walk will begin on February 3.

Besides the four metros, IHWF 2018 will cover cities including those well-established on the cultural map such as Jaipur, Udaipur, Agra, Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir and Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh.

Curated thematically, walks will be led by subject experts through museums, historically significant monuments, markets, interesting natural landscapes and areas known for their rich cuisine.

The themes range from architectural heritage to intangibles such as textile, literature and food. The walks have been curated for the differently-abled in cities like Mumbai and Jaipur to make the festival inclusive and accessible to all user groups. For details, log onto

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