Heritage structures in Hyderabad, India

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Heritage Conservation Committee under HUDA was formed by state government in 1981 to retain architectural, historical and social value of buildings.[1] Hyderabad Urban Development Authority has listed almost 160 buildings in Hyderabad in Telangana state as heritage structures. Almost 70% of heritage buildings are in private hands. Heritage structures include buildings, monuments, rock structures etc.[2]

By notifying such structures, Heritage Conservation Committee in collaboration with (INTACH) works to retain their architectural, historical and social importance and tries to convince the owners not to destroy the listed heritage structures lured by the commercial potential of their properties. The buildings are graded as Grade I, Grade II & Grade III.[3] However, experts feel due to lack of support from the state government it has become difficult to preserve the status of these buildings.[4] Various buildings such as Ravi Bar, Adil Alam Mansion, Central Building Division & Devdi Ranachand – Ahotichand have been demolished [5] but the names of these buildings are still being retained in the list [6]

List of Heritage buildings as per HUDA[edit]

Following are the list of the heritage buildings in Hyderabad. This list is constantly upgraded by HUDA. The buildings proposed by HUDA are to be approved by the state government.([7])

Asman Garh Palace, circa 1900
Drawing Room of the Bella Vista Palace
  • 18. Baitul Ashraf, near Niloufar Hospital
  • 19. Baquer Bagh, Saidabad
  • 20. Bella Vista (Administrative Staff College of India)
  • 22. Bhagawandas Garden Pavilion, Karawan
  • 53. Jama Masjid, Charminar
  • 54. Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Public Garden
  • 55. Jhamsingh Temple – Gate Portion

Heritage rock formations in Hyderabad[edit]

In addition to various buildings, INTACH has classified various rock formation under heritage category.[12][13] These are

View of Moula Ali Hill, circa 1902
Sentinel Rock, near Moula Ali

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "'Heritage Conservation Committee'". HMDA. Archived from the original on 30 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  2. ^ "'Heritage Hyderabad City'". INTACH Hyderabad Chapter. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  3. ^ "'Heritage status for 19 more buildings'". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 01.07.2005. Retrieved 2010-08-29.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "'Government indifferent to heritage structures'". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2008-08-31. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Monty's in bag, heritage soldiers to keep fighting". Times of India. 20 June 2009. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Revised Development Plan (Master Plan) of erstwhile Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad Area (HMDA Core Area) – Approved" (PDF). Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department - Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority. 21.08.201. Retrieved 2014-08-29.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ "'63rd Meeting: Minutes'". Hyderabad Urban Development Authority. 2006-05-27. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  8. ^ "'GOM'". Principal Secretary to Government, State Government. 2004-02-17. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  9. ^ "'63rd Meeting: Minutes'". Hyderabad Urban Development Authority. 2006-04-20. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  10. ^ EFLU Hyderabad heritage well
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ http://intach.ap.nic.in/heritagesites.htm
  13. ^ "'Rock of Ages'". India Today. 2000-03-13. Archived from the original on 30 June 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 

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