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Preservation and Conservation

Protection and Preservation of Historical Monuments and Sites

There are 347 protected monuments located in all the ten districts of Telangana. The protected sites/monuments include Pre-historic and Proto-historic sites, Rock Art Sites, Megalithic burial complexes, Jain temples (Basadis), Buddhist Sites/Monuments, Brahminical temples, Forts, Mosques, Tombs, Colonial heritage buildings etc., ranging in date right from prehistoric era to the 19th Century A.D.

Chemical Conservation

The Department has taken up Chemical Conservation works at Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad and Sita Ramachandra Swamy Temple at Bhadrachalam in Khammam District. It also carries out hand chemical treatment for various monuments, sculptures and antiquities gathered during excavations and displayed in different museums, from time to time.

Conservation of Monuments

With the 13th Finance Commission Grants, the Department has taken up 81 works in two phases for the conservation of Monuments covering the ten districts of the State of Telangana. The Department has submitted proposals for conservation of Monuments and upgradation of Museums (61 works) to the 14th Finance Commission for a sum of Rs. 100 crores.

The Department of Archaeology and Museums has entered into an agreement with the Agha Khan Trust for Culture in India, an expert in the field of Conservation and Preservation of the Monuments, and the representatives of Agha Khan Trust, Paris, France. The Agha Khan Trust came forward for preserving and conserving the Qutb Shahi Tombs Complex, Golconda with their funds. Works are in progress. Princess Esra, one of the heiresses of the Asaf Jahi Dynasty of erstwhile Hyderabad state has contributed immensely for the restoration of the iconic Chowmahallah palace near Charminar in the old city area of Hyderabad, which secured the prestigious UNESCO Asia Pacific Merit award for cultural heritage conservation to the palace in 2010.

Current Activities

Jayashankar-Bhupalpally

Reconstruction of Trikutalayam, Jakaram village

Jayashankar-Bhupalpally District

The Department of Archaeology & Museums, Telangana is successfully re-constructing a Kakatiya-era Trikutalayam at Jakaram village, Jayashankar-Bhoopalpally district....

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Hyderabad

Restoration of Qutub Shahi tombs

Hyderabad District

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Restoration Efforts of Seetharambagh Temple, Hyderabad

Hyderabad District

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Restoration of Puranapul Darwaja, Hyderabad

Hyderabad District

Hyderabad city is known for many stone walls, which were brought down during the Mughal conquest. There were new ones constructed in their place during the Qutub Shahi rule...

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Conservation works of Gate Structure, Public Gardens

Hyderabad District

Public Gardens (also called the Bagh-e-Aam) is a popular and historic park located in the heart of Hyderabad city...

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Preventive Conservation Training at State Museum

Hyderabad District

Information of closure of workshop - The workshop on preventive conservation with reference to the Egyptian Mummy......

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Osmania University College for Women (Former British Residency)

Koti Village and Mandal, Hyderabad District

former British Residency (site of Osmania University College for Women, Koti) is an important heritage monument......

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Qutub Shahi tombs

Shaikpet Village and Mandal, Hyderabad District

Qutb Shahi Tombs in all their glory are located in Shaikpet village and mandal, Hyderabad district......

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Hayat Bakshi Begum Mosque and Sarai

Hyderabad District

The centuries-old Hayat Bakshi Begum Mosque has been restored with its resplendent beauty......

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Hayathnagar Mosque

Hyderabad District

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Bade-Shahi Ashoor Khana

Near Charminar,Hyderabad District

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Sri Swayambu Chennakesava Swamy Temple

Chandrayangutta Village ,Hyderabad District

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Monsieur Raymond’s Obelisk

Moosarambagh ,Hyderabad District

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Premamati’s Mosque

Hyderabad District

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Khazana Building

Golconda,Hyderabad District

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Mia Misk Mosque

Hyderabad District

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Adilabad

Sri lakshmi Narayana Temple

Jainad Village,Bela Mandal,Adilabad District

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Nizamabad

Ramalayam

Dichpalli village and Mandal , Nizamabad District

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Karimnagar

Elgandal fort

Elgandal Village and Mandal , Karimnagar District

Elgandal fort is located on the left bank of river Maner near Karimnagar town on Karimnagar......

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Andal(Vasavi) Ranganatha Swamy Temple

Dharmabad Village , Peddapalli Mandal ,Karimnagar District

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Narasimha swamy

Bejjanki Village and Mandal , Karimnagar District

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Rock carvings

Kurikyal(Bommalagutta),Narasimhulapalli Village , Gangadhara Mandal , Karimnagar District

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Trikuta Sivalayam

Thotapally Village , Bejjanki Mandal , Karimnagar District

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Warangal

Ursu Gutta

Ursu , Karimabad , Warangal District

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Trikuta temple

Kondaparthi , Warangal District

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Sardar Sarvai Paparayudu Fort

Quillashapur,Warangal District

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Khammam

Buddhist Rock cut caves

(Karukonda), Ramavaram Village , Aswaraopet Mandal ,Khammam District

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Ranga Reddy

Sri Chennakesava Swamy Temple

Nednur Village , Kandukur Mandal , Ranga Reddy District

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Sri Vendikonda Siddeswara Swamy Temple

Siddhulagutta ,Shamshabad Village and Mandal , Ranga Reddy District

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Early Historic Brick Temples

Keesaragutta,Ranga Reddy District

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Sri Cheekati Venkateswara Temple

Pulimamidi Village , Kandukur Mandal , Ranga Reddy District

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Masjid

Maheswaram Village and Mandal , Ranga Reddy District

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Medak

Sree Trikuteshwara Swamy Temple

Kondapaka Village and Mandal , Medak District

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Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple

Nandikandi Village , Sangareddy Mandal , Medak District

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Venkateshwara ,Rukmini Panduranga Swamy Temple

Zaheerabad Mandal , Medak District

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Sangameshwara (cave) Temple

Upparpalli Tanda , Zaheerabad Mandal , Medak District

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Nalgonda

Conservation and Restoration of Shivalayam

Teratpally Village , Chandur Mandal ,Nalgonda District

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Adivaraha Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple

Burjugadda Village ,Huzurnagar Village and Mandal , Nalgonda District

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Medival Fort

Undrugonda Village , suryapet Mandal , Nalgonda District

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Varijala Venugopala Swamy Temple

Gopalapalem Village , Narkatpally Mandal , Nalgonda District

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Angadi Veeranna Gudi ,Jain temple

Biranpally , Nalgonda District

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Fort

Bhuvanagiri , Nalgonda District

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Phanigiri Buddhist Site

Satavahana Heritage village , Tirumalgiri Mandal , Nalgonda District

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Mahabubnagar

Shiva and Anjaneya Swamy Temple

Madugula village and Mandal , Mahabubnagar District

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Koilakonda Fort

Mahabubnagar District

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Nizamkonda Fort

Beechupalli village , Peber Mandal , Mahabubnagar District

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Avenues , Megalithic Burial Site Development of Pre Historic Park

Mudumala village , Mahabubnagar District

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Group of Temples , Sri Someshwara Swamy Temple complex

Somasila village , Kollapur Mandal , Mahabubnagar District

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Gadwal fort

Gadwal village and Mandal , Mahabubnagar District

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Sri Lakshmi Chennakesava Swamy Temple

Gangapuram village , Jedcherla Mandal , Mahabubnagar District

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Group of Temples

Ramathirtham , Mahabubnagar District

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District Archaeological Musem

Pillamarri village , Mahabubnagar District

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Lingam Bavi

Gadwal , Mahabubnagar District

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Painting gallery in the premises of Multipurpose Cultural Complex

Kavuri Hills , Mahabubnagar District

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