Showcasing the Rich Heritage of Telangana

Hyderabad city is renowned all over for its heritage structures and it is also home to famous museums. One such storehouse of priceless artefacts is the Centenary Heritage Museum located in Gunfoundry, Abids, Hyderabad. The structural edifice in the premises of the Directorate office was constructed by the Irrigation and Projects department in the year …

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A Royal House of Mourning!

One of the prominent influences in the Deccan region has been Islamic Architecture while Telangana region and in particular Hyderabad, has witnessed the influx of different religions and cultures. 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 …

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Aristocratic Splendour of Yesteryear Hyderabad

Paigah Tombs, also called as Maqhbara Shams al-Umara, are one of the most renowned and historic tombs, located in old city of Hyderabad. The necropolis is located about 4 km to the southeast of Charminar, at Pisal banda near Santosh Nagar. It belongs to the nobility of Paigah family, who were considered the fierce loyalists …

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The Grand Mansion of James Achilles Kirkpatrick

Hyderabad city is known for its unique association with several dynasties and rulers, witnessed in the form of numerous heritage structures dotting its landscape. During the reign of Nizam’s, the city had a historic connection with the East India Company. The locality of Koti in Hyderabad is a witness to this historic legacy. The British …

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A Great Symbol of Kakatiya Legacy

Telangana region is characterized by the reign of Kakatiya, whose profound influence can be seen to this day in the form of several temples and monuments. Ghanapuram in Telangana is renowned as a great heritage destination of Kakatiya architecture and art. The Ganapeshwara temple complex is located on the north east corner of Ghanpur village. …

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Trikuta Shrine Built by Regional Feudatories of Kakatiyas

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

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19th Century Tomb Complex of Malkajgiri

Mah Laqa Bai Tombs Complex is located near Moula Ali hamlet of Malkajgiri District.  Mah Laqa Bai, born Chand Bibi in the year 1768, was also called as Mah Laqa Chanda. She was an 18th century Urdu Poetess, courtesan and philanthropist based in Hyderabad.  She was considered influential in the court of the 2nd and …

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Millennia-old Heritage of Khammam

The construction of Khammam Fort started around 950 AD when the region was ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty (10th – 13th century AD). Later, it was the turn of Musunuri Nayaks and Velama kings who were involved in the construction of this historic fort situated on a hillock, around which the present day town of …

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Heritage Prominence of Alampur

Alampur located in Jogulamba-Gadwaldistrict of Telangana is home to ancient Navabramha temples of 7th Century AD. Considered the western gateway of Srisailam, the town is also home to the reveredShaktipeetam of Jogulamba.Alampur Site Museumpreserves archeological remains which showa hybrid style of architecture, dating back to the 6th-7thcentury AD. Alampur Site Museum was established in the …

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Rashtrakuta-Era Fort of Jukkal

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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