Qutb Shahi tombs back to days of yore | Twenty-five monuments restored at the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park — Telangana Today com

Hyderabad: The Aga Khan Trust for Culture in collaboration with the State government and Tata Trust has completed conservation works on 25 monuments and landscape restoration over a 20 acres zone at Qutb Shahi Heritage Park. The restoration initiative had master-craftsmen clocking 1,50,000 man-days of work to restore structural stability and grandeur of the monuments,…

Telangana IT Minister visits Qutb Shahi tombs — Bihar Praba com on Aga Khan Trust for Culture| Minister appreciated the trust for trying to bring back original glory to seven tombs| Videos

Hyderabad, Jan 03 (ANI): Telangana Urban Development and IT Minister KT Rama Rao on Tuesday visited Qutb Shahi tombs at Golkonda. He also attended an event organised by Aga Khan Trust to mark completion of a tomb conservation work. He later appreciated the trust for trying to bring back original glory to seven tombs. He…

Hyderabad,India: Paigah tombs complex to be added to Swadesh Darshan circuit — By Serish Nanisetti on Hindu com |Talk in progress with AKTC

The Paigah tombs complex at Phisalbanda on the fringes of Hyderabad, is set to be added to the Swadesh Darshan circuit along with Qutb Shahi tombs, Raymond’s tomb, and Hayat Baqshi Begum masjid. Restoration: Some of the intricate jaali work, multi-cusped arches, and double pillars inside the open-to-sky tomb of Asman Jah Bahadur.   | Photo…

The next Taj Mahal? New life for historic tombs of Hyderabad, India — By Ronan O’Connell, for CNN | A 10-year project for the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park

Hyderabad, India (CNN)One after the next, they rise towards the sky in a sprawling green space on the edge of Hyderabad. Etched with Islamic phrases and embellished by concentric patterns, archways, domes and halls, they’re magnificent in their design and stature, eerie in their function and lonesome location. Qutb Shahi Heritage Park – The monuments…

Transporting a magnificent edifice back to the 17th century — by Yunus Y. Lasania on Hindu com| Quli Qutb Shah Archaeological Park includes 70 structures, encompassing 40 mausoleums, 23 mosques, five step-wells

Transporting a magnificent edifice back to the 17th century — by Yunus Y. Lasania on Hindu com A view of the tomb of Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf   Like all rulers of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth king and founder of Hyderabad, also built his…

Hyderabad: Site exhibition of archaeological finds inaugurated — India com|US funded project was carried out by Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) at Quli Qutb Shahi Tombs (QST) complex

The archaeological finds are the result of extensive excavation works that were carried out by Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) and funded by the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation. Hyderabad, July 15: US Consul General in Hyderabad Michael Mullins today inaugurated a site exhibition of the archaeological finds at the historic Quli Qutb Shahi…

India: Vice-President visits Qutb Shahi Tombs — Siasat com|In this complex 75 structures are existing in including 23 mosques which needs 10 years to restore

Vice President of India Hamid Ansari, along with Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, visited Qutb Shahi Tombs today and enquired about Architecture, Significance of the monuments as part of his two days visit to Hyderabad. He asked the Government and Aghakhan foundation to explore the possibility of attracting tourists to this spot as these structures do not…

Hyderabad, India: on the trail of the White Mughals — By William Dalrymple on Telegraph co UK|The magnificent Golconda Tombs have been whitewashed and restored by the Aga Khan Foundation

Hyderabad in southern India is home to resorted monuments and palace hotels. Ahead of his new BBC documentary, William Dalrymple tells of his love affair with the city Hyderabad has always been one of my favourite Indian cities, but until recently it was one of the most neglected. (…) Hyderabad’s Golconda Tombs, which have been…

US sponsors excavation project at Qutub Shahi Tombs — The Statesman com

(Photo: hyd.co.in) The US is sponsoring an excavation project at the famous Qutub Shahi Tombs here with a grant of $101,612, it was announced here on Friday. Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), which is undertaking restoration and conservation project of the royal necropolis, received the grant from US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP)….