The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is developing a National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC), a world-class facility at Lothal, Gujarat. NMHC would be developed as an international tourist destination, where the maritime heritage of India from ancient to modern times would be showcased.An edutainment approach using the latest technology would be adopted to spread awareness about India’s maritime heritage. The maritime complex will include world’s highest light house museum, world’s largest open aquatic gallery, India’s grandest naval museum and is envisaged to be one of the biggest international tourist destinations in the world. The complex, work which started in March 2022, is being developed at a cost of around Rs 4500 crores. It will have several innovative and unique features such as Lothal mini recreation to recreate Harappan architecture and lifestyle; four theme parks – Memorial theme park, Maritime and Navy theme park, Climate theme park and Adventure and Amusement theme park; fourteen galleries highlighting India’s maritime heritage starting from the Harappan times till now; Coastal states pavilion displaying diverse maritime heritage of states and UTs; among others.