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CULTURAL RESOURCE MAPPING OF SRINAGAR CITY (2004-2005)

Following a careful study of the available data, a base map of 130 sq.km, was defined as the limiting boundary for listing of historic properties within the city of Srinagar, with Buchpora (in north), Barzulla (in south), Zabarwan range (in east) and Bemina (in west) This area was selected on the basis of factors like population density and physical features that defined the growth of the city (Shehr-i-Kashmir) in the historic past. The city was divided in 10 x 13 grids, each grid covering an area of 1 sq.km. The entire area was classified in four zones (with zone I and zone II declared as heritage zones)

 

2. > CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES FOR MUGHAL GARDENS SHALIMAR, NISHAT & ACHABAL

Kashmir is a repository of the largest number of Mughal Gardens in the subcontinent. Although these gardens still exist in their original layout and setting, the human intervention and vicissitudes of time have resulted in distortions of their historic character. The Department of Floriculture, current custodians of these gardens, supported by State Department of Tourism, requested INTACH to prepare strategies for their conservation and effective management.

 

3.> CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION PLAN FOR AALI MASJID, SRINAGAR

Aali Masjid, a prominent historical and architectural landmark of Srinagar City was constructed by the Shahmiri King, Sultan Hassan Shah in the 15th Century at Iddgah precinct. It got burnt down during Afghan rule (18th Century) and was rebuilt by the Afghan governor Abdullah Khan. Architecturally, the two storey mosque is a unique representation of the monumental wooden architecture associated with Kashmir Valley.

 

4. > PROPOSED CONSERVATION AND REUSE PLAN FOR DURBAR HALL BUILDING AT POONCH QILA

Poonch Qila is an important landmark of the historical Poonch city. The qila (fort) dates back to 16th century A. D. and is a witness to the various political phases of the area. A report for conservation of fort into a heritage centre depicting the rich socio-cultural and natural history of the region has been submitted to the Poonch District administration. The state government plans to restore the fort complex to its original architectural glory.

 

>Restoration of buildings within Nishat Bagh.
>Proposal For Conservation of Jhelum River Front.
> Integral development plan for Mansbal Lake.
 

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