The initiative called the Muziris heritage project is an ambitious plan comprising development and conservation of palaces, museums, a synagogue and a number of archaeological monuments in the state and is being implemented by the Kerala Tourism department with support of its central counterpart.
    
“Being the largest conservation project in the country and first green project of Kerala government, Muziris heritage project has a lot to boast about, be it in the area of heritage, conservation or tourism," he said.

Mukherjee said he has been informed that the next phase of this project is the 'Spice Route Initiative' which will explore international connections and linkages that the Malabar coast had with many parts of the world.
    
"The Spice Route Initiative is both important and timely with India seeking to once again emerge as a major centre of international trade and transport as well as a maritime power," he said.

The Spice Route initiative aims to link 41 countries in Asia and Europe with India. The President lauded Kerala's 'spirit of tolerance and catholicity of outlook'.

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