A Showpiece of Telangana’s Heritage

Hyderabad city is known all over the world for its heritage structures and it is also home to famous museums. One such treasure trove of artefacts is the Centenary Heritage Museum located inAbids, 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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Medieval-Era Architecture of The Deccan

The Shaikpet Mosque and Sarai are located in Shaikpet Village of Hyderabad District. This Sarai was built for the traders to take night halt, before obtaining permission for entry into the fort from Quiladar of Golkonda Fort. The mosque as well as Sarai was built on the way to Bidar, capital of BaridShahis by Ibrahim …

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Hyderabad’s Royal Monument of Mourning

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 Telangana region and in particular Hyderabad, has witnessed the influx of different religions and cultures are lakhs of Shia Muslims in Hyderabad, who have been part …

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The Legend of ‘Kadile’ Temple

Adilabad can be truly described as a land of temples with a unique legend associated with each of its temples, thereby lending a mythical charm for these destinations. One such temple in the region is that of Kadile Papahareshwar which holds a prominent place. Kadile Papahareshwar Temple is located in a village named Dilawarpur of …

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Landmark Fort Complex 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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Rock Art Site of Astrological Significance

Rock art is a form of landscape art, which is found only in certain regions of India. Rock Art includes age-old designs placed on boulders and cliff faces, along with cave walls as well as ceilings, ground surface of rocks etc. There have been more than 50 rock art sites, right from upper Paleolithic age, …

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The Historical Town of Bhuvanagiri

There are many heritage structures in our state that represent 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 is …

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The ‘English’ Legacy of Hyderabad

The state of Telangana is truly a treasured land of monuments, historic structures and palaces. It is important safeguard these priceless monuments and preserve their glory for the future generations. A firm resolve to protect our invaluable heritage with the efforts of the Archaeology department is playing a key role in securing our history and …

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One-of-its-kind Ancient, Brick Temple

Jainism, one of the oldest religions in the world flourished all over India and in South India, Telangana region boasts of historic Jain temples and sites, which were unearthed during excavations.  The state of Telangana istherefore also known for its rare Jain heritage.The spread of Jain faith here centuries ago shows the multi-cultural and multi …

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Cultural Contributions by the Regional Feudatories of Kakatiyas

The state of Telangananeeds no special introduction for its priceless heritage. The region is home to many monuments, built by several dynasties over the years, whichreflects 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 …

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