About AHD


The Architectural Heritage Division (AHD) is dedicated to the promotion and conservation of India’s vast cultural heritage. Since its founding, it has taken on the task of supplementing the work of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) by accounting for the thousands of unprotected historic buildings and sites in India, its main thrust being the documentation and conservation of built heritage. It has set standards for conservation work by providing expertise and consultancy, and by implementing conservation projects. The division consists of in-house architects, conservation architects, external consultants and specialists, and looks to a dedicated Advisory Committee for direction and support.