Project ‘Mausam’ is to showcase a Transnational Mixed Route (including Natural and Cultural Heritage) on the World Heritage List.

It aims to understand how the knowledge and manipulation of the monsoon winds has shaped interactions across the Indian Ocean and led to the spread of shared knowledge systems, traditions, technologies and ideas along maritime routes.

Archaeological Society of India (ASI) is the nodal agency and Indira Gandhi NationalCentre for the Arts (IGNCA) is its Research Unit and National Museum & IGNCA is its Associate bodies.

The project collates archaeological and historical research and document the diversity of cultural, commercial and religious interactions among the 39 Indian Ocean countries.

Goals – Reviving lost linkages with nations, Creating links to existing World Heritage sites, Redefining ‘Cultural Landscapes’, Achieving transnational nomination under World Heritage,