Tipu palace now disabled-friendly
October 4 (TravelAndy): The Tipu Sultan summer palace in Bengaluru has become the first disabled-friendly monument in the state of Karnataka and the third in India, reported The Hindu.
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) along with Arushi, a Bhopal-based NGO, have developed tactile paths within the palace premises. These paths would assist physically challenged visitors.
Braille signage have also been incorporated to help visually impaired people comprehend the information on the historical monument.
Travellers with various mobility disorders and other difficulties are often unable to visit tourist spots due to the lack of infrastructure. This initiative of inclusive tourism is expected to send a positive message across the country.
The other two disabled friendly monuments in India are Sanchi Stupa in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, and Lakshmana Temple at Sirur in Chhattisgarh.
ASI has plans to introduce such infrastructure at Belur, Halebidu, Chitradurga Fort and Shravanabelagola in the state of Karnataka.