A Nobel Laureate’s Association with Hyderabad

Hyderabad city needs no special introduction for its heritage and history, with many buildings and monuments, that boast of a great legacy. Sir Ronald Ross Institute of Parasitology is a malariaresearch institute and one such heritage building located in Begumpet, Secunderabad. Sir Ronald Ross was a British medical doctor who received the Nobel Prize for …

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Historic Kakatiya Era Shrine of Inavolu

Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple located in Inavolu(also called Inole) village, at a distance of about 18 kms from Warangal city, is one of the historical temples of Lord Shiva in this region. Here, Lord Shiva is seen in human form along with his two consorts. The major attraction of this shrine is the 108 pillars …

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Iconic Structures of Medieval-Era Hyderabad

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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A Key Buddhist Settlement of Telangana

Buddhism, an ancient religion has flourished in South and South East Asia, several centuries ago. Telangana is a blessed land that has witnessed ancient Buddhist and Jain settlements, marked by different settlements and sites in the state. A Buddhist Stupa locally termed as Viratrajgadde or Erradibba is located in between Nelakondapalli and Mujjigudem villages. Excavations …

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Symbolizing the Grand Heritage of Peddapalli

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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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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