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Workcamp promoting heritage conservation

Talking Stones – “Historical harmony”

Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram, is an ancient historic town famous for its stone carvings and cave temples. It was a bustling sea port – ancient Indian traders who went to countries of south-east Asia sailed from the sea port of Mahablipuram. The structures here, mostly carved straight out of granite, are among the oldest existing examples of Dravidian (South Indian) architecture. Mahabalipuram is one of the world heritage site declared by UNESCO.

The Camp

The workcamp in Mahabalipuram will focus on the protection of the cultural heritage and the sites of historical importance. To promote sensitivity and respect towards the World Heritage site among the school children, college students, tour guides and the community with the cooperation of Lions club, Sculpture collage, Schools, the local NGO, and the local tour guide association

Dates of the project

from 24th July to 6th August, 2 weeks, 215 euro

Activities

• Promoting Heritage conservation

• Awareness Walk/ Street Play with college students and locals

• Tree plantation

• Promotion of Young Guardian Club

• Discussion with college students on the issues of conservation

• Learning Sculpture

Leisure Activities

• Visiting Heritage, cultural and Religious sites, intercultural exchange with fishermen community, interaction with university students

Location

Mahabalipuram is located at 60Km from Chennai and 100 Km from Pondicherry

Transport

Nearest international Airport – Chennai and Bangalore
The nearest railway station – Chennai
Bus services available from – Chennai and Pondicherry The exact meeting point will be mentioned in the info sheet

Accommodation

In a rented Guest house or Hostel, with shared rooms.

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