Michel Adment & Bernard Dragon 2010, Indian
Heritage Passport Programme on Chettinad Heritage Trail in Tamil Nadu
In support to Indian Government's efforts to link tourism with local
empowerment, UNESCO launched the concept of the Indian
Heritage Passport Programme
, with the endorsement of the Union
Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
The Indian Heritage Passport Programme is a means to market quality
tourism destinations; facilities and initiatives which encourage the
holistic protection and promotion of local cultural and natural
heritage, the education of travelers and concern the local environment
and local employment generation. Chettinad complete the above criteria
and is promoted under this program. For more information on this
program, you can upload the leaflet published by UNESCO.
In the framework of this programme, UNESCO and ArcHe-S have co-published
a concept paper in 2010 Indian Heritage Passport Programme On Chettinad
Heritage Trail in Tamil Nadu which can be upload. A French version is
also available Le Passeport du Patrimoine Indien, Itinéraire du
Chettinad au Tamil Nadu.
The document gives meticulous listing of various aspects that constitute
the overall cultural landscape of the Chettinad region in a hope to
guide the work of the Government of Tamil Nadu in their future
heritage-based tourism development.