The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) is all set to develop Bishnupur temple complex as an international heritage tourism hub and project the exquisite terracotta work as one of the finest in the world.
Already declared a ‘World Heritage Centre’ by Unesco, Bishnupur – some 130 km from Kolkata – can be the gateway to Bengal heritage tourism, feels the ASI top brass. But there are some stumbling blocks, the biggest of which is the illegal and unplanned constructions around the protected site. Also, there is no pathway to link all 19 protected sites, ruling out an easy walking tour, which is a favourite with heritage tourists. Moreover, there is no conservation plan for at least four equally ancient and exquisite unprotected sites within the monument complex.
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