Historic Forts & Palaces In Gujarat To Be Converted Into Heritage Hotels & Museums To Attract International & Domestic Tourists

Forts Palaces Gujarat
by Suchismita Pal 1914

In order to boost tourism and create new employment opportunities, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani has introduced the Heritage Tourism Policy 2020-2025. The policy aims at converting historical monuments, forts and palaces in the state into heritage hotels and museums, just like Rajasthan. As per the policy, the monuments, forts and palaces that were constructed before 1950 can be now turned into hotels, museums, restaurants and banquet halls only if the ‘basic structure’ is not dilapidated.  Also, Gujarat’s statue of unity will soon become plastic-free.

Gujarat Govt. To Turn Historic Monuments Built Before 1950 Into Heritage Hotels, Museums And Restaurants

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani declared the Heritage Tourism Policy 2020-2025 on September 11. As part of the policy, the government announced subsidy and tax benefits for converting historic structures built before January 1, 1950, into hotels, restaurants or banquet halls. CMO Gujarat took to Twitter to announce the same where it stated, “CM Shri @vijayrupanibjp announces the State’s first Heritage Tourism Policy allowing historical monuments, palaces, forts constructed before 1950 to be converted into hotels, heritage museums, heritage banquet halls and restaurants.”

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The Project Includes Financial Assistance For Electricity, Rent And Marketing

The government is going to provide financial aid of ₹5-10 crores for the renovation or the expansion of the monuments. There will be 20 percent subsidy with a maximum value of ₹5 crores for investments upto ₹25 crores.  For investments above ₹25 crores, the maximum subsidy will be ₹10 crores. For the development of heritage restaurant, museum or banquet hall, the government will give financial assistance of ₹45 lakhs to ₹1 crore. The policy also includes 100 percent electricity duty waiver, rent aid in national and international events and marketing support.

Forts Palaces Gujarat

Picture Credits: Ahmadabad Tourism

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In a few years, after visiting Gujarat, you might have the opportunity to stay amid royalty in these heritage hotels with all sorts of luxury amenities. Meanwhile, did you know about this smart traveller’s hotel in Gujarat?