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What we are

The indian national trust for art and cultural heritage (intach) is a non-profit organisation set up in 1984 with a mandate to protect and conserve india's vast natural, built and cultural heritage. Today, it is the country's largest non-profit membership organisation dedicated to the conservation and preservation of our natural, cultural, living, tangible and intangible heritage. Except for a core staff at the headquarters in delhi, intach's enthusiastic volunteers in a network of chapters in cities, towns and villages across the country are largely responsible for the spread of the heritage movement. intachvizag


About INTACH Logo

The INTACH Logo, based on the anthropomorphic copper figure from Shahabad, Uttar Pradesh, belonging to the enigmatic Copper Hoards of the Ganga Valley is the perceived brand image of INTACH. The classic simplicity and vitality of its lines makes it a striking example of primitive man’s creative genius. (circa 1800-1700 BC.)


Heritage Walks

Heritage Walks are conducted very often by the Visakhapatnam Chapter. These Walks help in creating awareness of that particular area to all participants.When a group of people go around a structure/precinct and share their knowledge

Heritage Awards

Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage offers a first-of-its kind awards programme in the field of cultural heritage conservation. The awards programme is titled "INTACH HERITAGE AWARDS".

Heritage Club

Heritage Club initiative was launched on 22nd September, 2005 by the programme co-ordinator, Mrs. Rani Sharma.

Vizag Heritage

History Of Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam is named after the God of Valour, Visakha, the son of Shiva and Parvati and ruler of the planet Mars and the God of War.

The region boasts a mention in both the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. According to the Ramayana, it is the place where Lord Rama meets his devotee, Shabari, who directed him to the mountains where Hanuman lives. Rama also met Jambhavan, the half-bear half-man, who helped him in his battle against Ravana. It was also here, that Bheema was said to have defeated the demon Bakasura. The Pandava's huge stone club can be seen in the village of Uppada, about 40 km away from the main city.

Heritage Clubs

Heritage Walk

Cleaning Of Heritage Sites