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 Heritage Telangana 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.


Latest Activities:

Restoring the Minarets of Jama Masjid, Amberpet

Preservation & Conservation

Amberpet | 12/17/2018

Sangameshwara (cave) Temple

Preservation & Conservation

Upparpalli Tanda , Zaheerabad Mandal |

Sardar Sarvai Papadu Fort

Preservation & Conservation

Quilashapur |

Sree Trikuteshwara Swamy Temple

Preservation & Conservation

Kondapaka Village and Mandal , Medak District |

Sri Chennakesava Swamy Temple

Preservation & Conservation

Nednur Village , Kandukur Mandal , Ranga Reddy District |

Sri Chennakesava Swamy Temple

Preservation & Conservation

Gangapur Village , Jadcherla Mandal |

Sri lakshmi Narayana Temple

Preservation & Conservation

Jainad , Bela , Adilabad District |

Sri Vendikonda Siddeswara Swamy Temple

Preservation & Conservation

Siddhulagutta ,Shamshabad Village and Mandal |

Trikuta Sivalayam

Preservation & Conservation

Thotapally Village , Bejjanki Mandal , Karimnagar District |

Ursu Gutta

Preservation & Conservation

Ursu |

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