An Ode to a Royal Courtesan!

Hyderabad city represents a confluence of several cultures and traditions.  Hyderabad region was once a territory of the richest man in the world, the Nizam. The region is well known all over the world for its history, arts, architecture and culture. More than 700 years of its history is preserved, in the form of several …

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Temples Built by the Regional Feudatories of Kakatiyas

Telangana state needs no special introduction for its priceless heritage. The region is home to many historic structures which occupies a unique pride of place among other states in India since the region is home to many monuments, built by several dynasties over the years, which reflects the heritage glory and also the archeological prominence …

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Ancient Buddhist Site of Karukonda

Buddhism is an ancient religion which has greatly flourished in South and South-East Asia, several centuries ago. Telangana is a blessed land that was once home to ancient Buddhist settlements.  The state is home to many significant Buddhist sites of immense archaeological importance. One such unique site of Buddhism is located in Telangana at Karukonda …

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Kakatiya-Era Temple Clusterof Nagunuru

Forts are always considered as powerfulstructures of archeological significance,as they have played a key role in defenses and also in projecting the might of yesteryear dynasties and rulers. Nagunuru Fort (also spelled Nagnoor) is one such majestic fort built by the rulers of Kakatiya dynasty. It is located in the village of Nagunuru, to the …

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Qutub Shahi Mosque of Karwan, Hyderabad

Toli Masjid is located in one of Hyderabad’s oldest and historicallysignificant localities, Karwan.Toli Masjid was completed in the year 1671 AD. It is also known as Damri Masjid and located nearly 2 km from the monument of Charminar on the way to Golconda fort. The mosque was built by Mir Musa Khan Mahaldar during the …

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Rashtrakuta-Era Fort of Jukkal Mandal

There are numerous forts in Telangana, which share an interesting and historic legacy that has always amazed explorers, whilst providing archeological experts more evidence about these monuments and fort complexes. The Kaulas fort dates back to the fourteenth century, and is spread across six square km. It is tucked away in a quiet corner in …

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Safeguarding the Buddhist Heritage of Telangana

Buddhism is an ancient religion which has greatly flourished in South and South-East Asia, several centuries ago. Telangana is a great land, which was once home to many ancient Buddhist settlements. The region is home to significant Buddhist sites of great archaeological importance. The region of Nagarjuna Sagar dam, located in Nalgonda district of Telangana …

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Mighty Fort, Associated with Mythological Legend!

The history of Telangana state is filled with tales of bravery of the Kakatiya dynasty kings. This reflected in the impregnable forts and palaces that were built during their reign. The strong ramparts of such massive forts still reverberate with the legends and stories, while attracting heritage explorers who visit these forts to have a …

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Witness to the History of Bhuvanagiri

There are many heritage structures in our state that represent the priceless heritage and invaluable architecture of the age gone by. The Bhongir fort in Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district of Telangana is one such massive impregnable structure erected by Chalukya ruler, Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI and the fort has been named after him. The history of Bhongir fort …

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