Conserving the Islamic Heritage of Hyderabad

India’s youngest state Telangana can be truly described as treasure trove of archaeology. The state boasts of invaluable heritage, timeless monuments and many more. The Deccan region of India, encompassing the state of Telangana has been renowned since ages for its heritage legacy of several dynasties and their architectural marvels. Telangana state is replete with …

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Heritage Precincts of ‘MethukuDurgam’

Medak Fort is situated in Medak district of Telangana, located about 100 kilometers from the state capital city of Hyderabad. The fort is located towards the north of the city and is well accessible by road transport. It is a citadel that was built on a hillock, and had served as vantage point for the …

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The Royal House of Mourning

Telangana region and in particular Hyderabad, has witnessed the influx of different religions and cultures. One of the prominent influences in the Deccan region has been Islamic Architecture. The Shia sect of Islam is known for its unique set of customs and practices. There are lakhs of Shia Muslims in Hyderabad, who have been part …

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The Age-Old Hill Fort of Karimnagar

There are many forts to explore in Telangana, that stand as a rich testimony to the heritage prominence of the region for several centuries. These forts have witnessed the reign of many dynasties, and offer fascinating insights into the lifestyle, military ambitions, conquest, engineering innovations, architecture and other aspects of yesteryear rulers. The Elgandal fort, …

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