Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in India/Heritage Walk

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Rajgir Heritage Walk
First Wikipedia Meetup WLM at Bhopal

Wikimedians are organizing Heritage walk for Wiki Loves Monumnents. Dates and details will be updated as the contest progresses. Kindly watch this space or follow us on Twitter @WLMIndia to stay updated.

Please sign up for your city.

No Location Date Wikimedia Coordinator Link Status
1 Bengaluru September Cancelled
2 Bhopal September 25 Suyash Dwivedi (talk) Done, 14 Participants
3 Bhubaneswar September 25 Sailesh Patnaik Bhubaneswar Heritage Walk Done, 12 Participants
4 Mangaluru September 18 Harriet Vidyasagar Mangaluru Heritage Walk Done. 16 Participants
5 Goa September 25 Harriet Vidyasagar Goa Heritage Walk Cancelled due to bad weather conditions
6 Kalna September 24 Sujay Chandra Kalna Heritage Walk Done, 6 Participants
7 Bardhaman September 25 Sujay Chandra Bardhaman Heritage Walk Done, 6 Participants
8 Thrissur September 18 Manojk Done. 4 Participants
9 Khajuraho September 15 Deepa Chandran2014 Done. 2 Participants
10 Ernakulam September 19 Ranjithsiji Done. 3 Participants
11 Farrukhabad September 27 Mohammad Aqib Khan Done. 1 Participants
12 Angamaly September 28 Ranjithsiji Done. 2 Participants

Dos and Don'ts for the heritage-walk.


  • Bring plenty of water.
  • Wear light-colored clothing and get caps.
  • Do not worry about the angles/ nitty gritties of the photo or your camera skills!
  • Try and take a clear shot of the building.
  • Note down the list of places, names of buildings that you photograph.
  • If you learn something new about a landmark/ statue/ building, do pass on the info. It would be very useful to update in the wiki pages.
  • If you want to leave early, make sure you transfer your pictures to team volunteer.

Do not:

  • Do not take pictures of people - To maintain a level of decency and also not to breach privacy
  • Remember that all photos will be used for Wikipedia, hence do not include personal photos.
  • Personal photos will not be considered for selection.
  • Do not waste time, respect the time limit.
  • Do not go into people's homes to photograph.
  • Do not take photos where it is prohibited to do so.
  • Do not watermark the images you wish to upload to the Wikimedia Commons.

Wikimedia coordinator

  • Please send a mail to on your plans on heritage walk.
  • Make sure that each heritage walk have at least 20 volunteer.
  • Event page should be updated with the list of monuments which are planned to be covered.
  • Coordinator is expected to know the basics of Wikimedia Commons.
  • Expense for the snacks and refreshments can be reimbursed from WLM team.
  • Goodies will be send to coordinators as per the availability.
  • WLM team can reimburse upto 2000 INR per heritage walk.
  • Details of local sponsors should be informed to WLM team before the event.
  • Expense report from wikimedia coordinator should be sent to WLM team in this format.