Heritage Week expo at Tipu's Palace draws huge crowds

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is hosting Heritage Week exhibitions at its sites across the state, to draw visitors to archaeological sites and monuments of rich heritage.

It began on Sunday (November 19) at  Tipu's Palace in Bengaluru and at Shravanabelagola in Hassan district on Monday.  

"At Tipu's Palace, we are showcasing 36 heritage sites, 26 of which are protected by ASI. The remaining are naturally protected. At Shravanabelagola, we are showcasing all 22 Jain monuments protected by ASI," said K Moortheswari, Superintending Archaeologist, Bengaluru Circle, ASI.

While the exhibition at Tipu's Palace concludes on November 25, the one at Shravanabelagola continues till the inauguration of Bahubali Mahamastakabhisheka on February 17, 2018.

For the first time, a leaflet with the QR code giving details of all 22 Jain sites of Karnataka was released. Between November 23 and 25, ASI will host similar exhibitions at Madikeri fort, Chitradurga fort and at Tipu's Palace in Srirangapatna.

The exhibition gives details of the sites, the history, information on who is maintaining them and what is their current status. Huge crowds are pouring in at Tipu's Palace to see the exhibition.

Tipu's Palace is the first ASI site in Bengaluru to become disabled friendly. The ASI last year installed simulators on the palace walls. When a disabled person touches them with the help of a trained guide, an audio is played, explaining the history of the palace and Tipu Sultan.

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