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Top Heritage Tourist Places to Visit in Hyderabad – Built Before 1947

By correspondent

Hyderabad is known for its masterpieces like Charminar and Golkonda fort. There are number of historical monuments that are major attractions. Not only are the historical monuments famous, but there are other popular attractions, read this article to know more about the top heritage tourist places to visit in Hyderabad, built before 1947. »

Heritage Library at Chowmahalla Palace

By HIOC Team

A new attraction has made its way to the Chowmahalla Palace, it is the ‘Heritage Library’. The library has nearly 10,000 books with Asaf Jahi Nizams’ personal collection. The library is open to public and re-creates a beautiful look of the Nizam’s era, with portraits, paintings and refurbished furniture of the Nizam’s. The books... »

Kushaiguda – Moulali Road Reopens After Three Years

By HIOC Team

The Kushaiguda – Moulali road has been opened to public use after a hiatus of three years. Going all this time was restoration work on Moulali Kaman, a 200-year-old heritage monument, leading to temporary closure of the Kushaiguda – Moulali road that goes across. The authorities finished off the work, thanks to the judicial... »

Top Honour Given to Taj Falaknuma Palace at Conde Nast Traveller Readers Awards (Asia and the Indian Subcontinent)

By HIOC Team

Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, has bagged the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller Readers Awards for the second time in a row in the Overseas Leisure Hotels category. The Palace hotel, noted for its royal hospitality, ambiance, service and is also known as the ‘mirror of the sky’ won the first place at the awards ceremony... »

City Monuments to be Nominated for UNESCO’s Heritage Tag in 2013

By HIOC Team

4 Aug 11: According to the reports from Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), three Qutub Shahi monuments in the city, Golconda, Charminar and seven Tombs from the city will be considered by UNESCO for the world heritage tag only in the year 2013. For this, the UNESCO’s team will visit Hyderabad in September 2012.... »

Negligence Causes Threat to About 100 Heritage Structures in the City

By HIOC Team

30 Jul 11: According to the state archeology department and INTACH about 100 old heritage structures in the city are on the verge of collapse due to negligence and lack of conservation by archeology department. Majority of these monuments are either about 100 years old, some even date back to 200 years old and... »

Another Museum to Come Up in City

By HIOC Team

21 Jun 11: The 111 year old palace, Sardar Mahal, which was built by sixth Nizam of Hyderabad, at Charminar, is left unoccupied for many years. But now, GHMC is planning to set up a museum in it. Under the Charminar Pedestrianization Project, the repair works of this grade II heritage structure has been... »

Qutub Shahi Tombs in the Race to Get Heritage Tag

By HIOC Team

After one year of serious efforts by conservation architects, historians, stake holders, tourism officials, the final report for addition of Qutub Shahi tombs, Charminar and Golconda to the list of “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO is made ready. State Government had taken this responsibility, as a measure to make Hyderabad as one of the... »

Controversial Construction beside Historic Jubilee Hall

By HIOC Team

A 5 storied building being constructed right next to the 97-year old heritage monument Jubilee hall. This building is being constructed in gross violation of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act which says that constructions should be atleast 30 metres away from any archaeological monuments. Sources claim that the building has... »

Hyderabad’s Heritage On Path Of Ruin

By correspondent

Hyderabad Heritage is being neglected. According to the data given by the civil society groups of about 60 historic buildings have been waiting for the notification for more than five years from the heritage conservation committee. Even the repairing works of the several listed buildings have to be done, in spite of repeated requests... »

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