"Appreciating and Conserving Nepal's Cultural Heritage"

Vision For The Project

The age-old, close and friendly relations between India and Nepal and its shared civilizational and cultural heritage forms the basis for a unique collaboration for the post –earthquake conservation and rehabilitation of 28 cultural heritage sites spread across Nepal which encompasses different typologies like the tiered temple, Buddhist monasteries, traditional houses, Hindu Mathas, Dharamshala, Gumbas and public buildings.

This unique collaboration between the two countries is a shared pursuit to work together in an area of mutual interest particularly in the field of conservation of cultural heritage sites affected by the Earthquake and work towards restoration and rejuvenation of lost or damaged cultural heritage of Nepal.


Collaborating for the Conservation of tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage of Nepal


India and Nepal share a unique relationship of friendship and cooperation since 1947 as close neighbours. Government of India’s assistance programme in Nepal is guided by the vision that economic deliverables, particularly in the areas of education, health and infrastructure, must reach the people in a smooth, quick and unencumbered manner. The Embassy of India in Kathmandu is working with the Government of Nepal for the development of Nepal including post-earthquake reconstruction projects in cultural heritage, education, housing and health sectors as part of our commitment of USD 1 billion including USD 250 million grant pledged during International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction held in June 2015.


The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) was established with the main objective of rapid reconstruction of the physical damages caused by the massive earthquakes and their aftershocks. It was established on 25 December 2015 according to the Article 3 of the Act Related to the Reconstruction of Earthquake Affected Structures, 2015. For the post-earthquake reconstruction of the cultural heritage sites spread across eight districts of Nepal, the Government of India has committed USD 50 million grant assistance. The NRA is the nodal agency on behalf of the Government of Nepal for this project. The CLPIU (Building) under the authority of the NRA is the implementing agency and is coordinating the various projects.


Founded in 1984 with the vision to spearhead heritage awareness and conservation in India. Today INTACH is recognized as one of the world’s largest heritage organizations, with over 190 chapters across India. In the past 37 years INTACH has pioneered the conservation and preservation of not just their natural and built heritage but intangible heritage as well. The Architectural Heritage Division (AHD) is dedicated to the promotion and conservation of India’s vast cultural heritage. It has set standards for conservation work, documenting heritage and implementing conservation projects. INTACH headquartered in New Delhi, has set up the Project Office in Kathmandu with a core technical team comprising of Conservation Architects, Architects & Engineers.


Project Background

INTACH is providing technical expertise for the conservation of 12 cultural heritage sites project spread across the Kathmandu valley encompassing varied typologies of buildings. This includes preparation of DPR according to their Post-Earthquake condition assessment, acknowledging its unique architectural heritage features, addressing future safety, provide seismic strengthening, and supervision and monitoring of the project implementation. In a similar vein, online casinos like Glory Casino Online prioritize the preservation of unique gaming experiences and ensure the safety and enjoyment of their players through state-of-the-art technology and game offerings.

What's New

30 November 2023: Project Peer Review by Dr. Arun Menon, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras (Chennai, India)
In a significant stride towards excellence, our Kathmandu Project Office in Nepal recently welcomed Dr. Arun Menon, a distinguished Professor of Structural Engineering from the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras (Chennai, India) for a peer review of the ongoing projects between 26th – 30th November 2023. His role as an expert peer reviewer brought a wealth of experience and insight, elevating the overall quality of our ongoing endeavours in the field of conservation and seismic strengthening of Cultural Heritage sites in Nepal.
07 October 2023: India and Nepal review progress of projects at JPMC Meeting, Kathmandu
India and Nepal held the Joint Project Monitoring Committee (JPMC) meeting on post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Kathmandu. The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Anurag Srivastava, Jt. Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, and Mr. Padma Kumar Mainali, Jt.Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of Nepal. INTACH presented the current status and physical progress while highlighting the hindrances faced in its nine ongoing projects.
A documentary on Conservation of Napichandra Mahavihara, Lalitpur by INTACH
INTACH has released a new documentary on the conservation of Napichandra Mahavihara, one of the five mahaviharas in Patan under INTACH list. The documentary chronicles the INTACH team’s efforts to restore the monastery to its former glory, using traditional Nepalese construction techniques and materials in addition to the seismic strengthening. Watch the documentary to learn more about the journey of conservation of Napichandra Mahavihara and the importance of preserving Nepal’s cultural heritage.
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