Work has begun on the Punjab tourism department’s prestigious Heritage Village, coming up in Amritsar. And to make this prime tourism destination as “authentic” as possible, the department is keen on sourcing rural artifacts from all over the state.
The Heritage Village is coming up over an 11-acre complex on the campus of Guru Nanak Dev University. The purpose is conservation of Punjab’s village culture and showcasing its traditional crafts. It will also have kiosks for traditional food and beverages, an akhara where wrestling bouts will be conducted and a fair ground, complete with rides and rural sports.