President Pranab Mukherjee on 27 February 2016 inaugurated Kerala Tourism’s Muziris Heritage Project (MHP) at Trissur in Kerala.
The project is India’s largest heritage conservation project and Kerala Government’s first green Project.
Muziris is the hub of the spice route and the bustling port of the first century BC that drew legions of Arab, Roman, Greek, Chinese and Jewish traders from across the seas. Its launch will unveil the history and heritage of Muziris described by Roman Naturalist Pliny the Elder as India’s first emporium
Featuring a host of initiatives including museums and a number of heritage sites, MHP, supported by the Union Government will conserve and showcase the culture of 3000 years or more for posterity.
The project gains added significance due to its close link with the Spice Route initiative launched by Kerala Tourism with the support of UNESCO to revive Kerala’s age-old trade ties with 41 countries of the world.
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Where: Trissur in Kerala
When: 27 February 2016