Note:- Online Reference Media of all the References of the Public Records, Private Papers, Cartography, Library, Oriental Records available in National Archives of India may be seen online on the abhilekh-patal under the sub-heading 'Reference Tools'

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The Abhilekh Patal, derived from the Sanskrit word 'Abhilekh' signifying records of ancient times, and 'Patal' representing a platform or a surface, is a digital repository thoughtfully curated by the National Archives of India (NAI). This platform serves as a gateway to India's historical legacy, offering a treasure trove of meticulously preserved documents and records. Significantly, the acronym 'PATAL' is also an embodiment of its purpose 'Portal for Access to Archives & Learning'.

Abhilekh Patal contains the reference media of more than 3.7 million files held by the National Archives of India.

Over 591609 digitized records are available for online access.

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