The 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

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

Sl. No Building Location Image
1 Adil Alam Mansion, (Deleted from list[8]) Nampally -
2 Afzal Gunj Mosque Afzal Gunj
3 Air & Land Warfare Building, Secunderabad -
4 Aiwan-e-Ali Chowmahalla Palace -
5 Aliabad Sarai Falaknuma-Charminar main road[9] --
6 Allahuddins Building Begumpet -
7 Ameen Manzil Saidabad
8 Amberpet Burj Amberpet --
9 State Central Library Afzal Gunj
10 Andhra Patrika Building[10] Basheerbagh -
11 High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad Hyderabad
12 State Archaeological Museum Koti
13 Asmangarh Palace Malakpet
14 Asman Mahal Lakdi-ka-pool -
15 Azha Khana-e-Zehra Darulshifa
16 Bai Pirojbai Edulji Chenai Parsi Dharamshala Secunderabad -
17 Baradari of Nawab Khursheed Jah Bahadur Hussaini Alam
18 Baitul Ashraf near Niloufer Hospital --
19 Baquer Bagh Saidabad -
20 Bella Vista (Administrative Staff College of India) Saifabad
21 Bhagawandas Garden Pavilion Karawan -
22 a) Charkaman; b) Machlikaman c) Kalikaman d) Sher-e-Batil-Ki-Kaman Charminar
23 Chowmahalla Palace Hyderabad
24 City College Madina
25 Secunderabad Clock Tower Secunderabad
26 Clock Tower Sultan Bazar -
27 Clock Tower & Ramgopalpet Police Station James Street
28 Clock Tower Fateh Maidan
30 Clock Tower – Mahboob Chowk Charminar
31 Dargah Hazrath Shajauddin Yakutpura -
32 Dargah Nooruddin Shah Ancient Gateway Kukatpally -
33 Dargah Syed Shah Mir Mahmood Wali Bahadurpura -
34 Dargah Yousufain Nampally -
35 Darush Shifa & Mosque Dabeerpura -
36 Devdi Akram Ali Khan, Gate Portion Yakutpura -
37 Devdi Asman Jah Hussaini Alam -
38 Devdi Bansilal Begum Bazar -
39 Devdi Iqbal-ud-Doula Shah Gunj
40 Devdi Imaad Jung Bahadur Gunfoundry -
41 Devdi Fareed Nawaz Jung (chiran fort palace) Begumpet
42 Devdi Nawab Shamsheer Jung Yakutpura -
43 Devdi Maharaja Kishan Pershad Bahadur Shalibanda Road -
44 Dewan Devdi – Gate Portion Pathar Gatti
45 Dhanrajgirji Complex (Gyan Bagh Palace) Goshamahal -
46 Directorate of Industries Chirag Ali Lane, Abids -
47 Errum Manzil Punjagutta
48 Falaknuma Palace Falaknuma
49 Gandhi Medical College Basheerbagh -
50 Golden Threshold Nampally Station Road, Abids
51 Hyderabad Public School Begumpet
52 Jama Masjid Charminar
53 Jawahar Bal Bhavan Public Gardens, Nampally -
54 Jhamsingh Temple – Gate Portion Mehdipatnam -
55 Jubilee Hall Nampally
56 Kaman Chatta Bazar Darulshifa -
57 King Koti Complex: a) Hospital (old) b) Usman Mansion c) Nazri Bagh Hyderguda
58 British Residency Complex (Women’s College, Koti) Koti
59 Kishan Bagh Temple Bahadurpura
60 Lakshmi Paper Mart’s Building James Street
61 Nizamia Observatory Panjagutta
62 Maharaja Chandulal Temple Alwal
63 Mahboob Chowk Mosque Mahboob Chowk -
64 Mahboob Mansion Malakpet
65 Malwala Palace – Main Courtyard, Secondary Courtyard & Residential quarters Charminar
66 Manjhli Begum Ki Haveli, Shali Banda road -
67 Mushk Mahal Attapur -
68 Moghulpura Tombs Moghalpura -
69 Mohanlal Malani’s residence James Street -
70 Monty’s Hotel Parklane, Secunderabad
71 Mosque near Jhamsingh Temple, Mehedipatnam -
72 Moazzam Jahi Market Mojam Jahi Market
73 Nanu Bhai G. Shah’s Building Sultan Bazar -
74 Nizam Club Saifabad -
75 Nizam College Basheerbagh
76 Osmania Arts College Hyderabad
77 Osmania General Hospital Afzal Gunj
78 Lady Hydari Club Basheerbagh -
79 Paigah Palace (Vikhar-ul-Umra Palace) Begumpet
80 Parsi Fire Temple Secunderabad
81 Prakash Building Shivajinagar -
82 Princess Esin Women’s Educational Centre Purani Haveli -
83 Puranapul bridge Purana Pul
84 Purani Haveli Complex Pathar Gatti
85 Qila Kohna & Mosque Saroornagar -
86 Raja Bhagwandas Building Sultan Bazar -
87 Shahi Jilu Khana (Deleted from list [11] ) Ghansi Bazaar -
88 Shahi Khilwat Khana - -
89 Sitaram Bagh Temple Mangalghat
90 Spanish Mosque Begumpet
91 St. George's Church, Hyderabad Abids
92 St. Mary's Church, Secunderabad Secunderabad
93 St. John's Church, Secunderabad Marredpally
94 St Joseph's Cathedral, Hyderabad Abids
95 Shamraj Bahadur - Gate Portion Shah-Ali-Banda -
96 Vikhar Manzil Begumpet
97 Victoria Memorial Orphanage Saroornagar
98 Victoria Maternity Hospital Asaf Jahi Road -
99 Government Unani Hospital Charminar
100 Vilayath Manzil Begumpet -
101 Homeopathic Hospital (Moti Mahal) Mahboob Chowk, Motigalli -
102 Fakhr-ul-Mulk Tomb Sanathnagar -
103 Vijay Marie Church AC Guards, Masab Tank -
104 Puranmal Samadhi Sitaram Bagh -
105 Hill Fort Palace Adarsh Nagar
106 D. Lakshmaiah’s residence, Monda Market -
107 D. Pentaiah’s residence Monda Market -
108 Sardar Mahal Moghal Pura -
109 Raza Ali Bungalow Near Fever Hospital -
110 Façade – Baitul Ghous Moazzam Jahi Market -
111 Façade – Hifazath Hussain - -
112 Goshamal Baradari Goshamahal
113 Prem Chand’s residence Sardar Patel Road -
114 Shyam Rao Chungi’s residence Padmarao Nagar -
115 Dilkusha Guest House Raj Bhavan Road -
116 College of Nursing Raj Bhavan Road -
117 Yousuf Tekri Tolichowki -
118 Khusro Manzil A.C. Guards
119 Devdi Ranachand – Ahotichand, (Deleted) Mehdipatnam -
120 Panj Mahalla Lingampally -
121 Parwarish Bagh Lingampally -
122 Central Bank Building Koti -
123 Mini Bal Bhavan Public Garden -
124 Taj Mahal hotel (Old Block), Abids
125 Ravi Bar, Troop Bazar (Deleted from list by Government and demolished[12]) Troop Bazaar -
126 Hyderabad Central Building Division’s office Moazzam Jahi Market -
127 Roshan Mahal Moghal Pura
128 Central Co-operative Training College Nizam College Road -
129 Mahboobia Girls High School & Junior College Madraasa-E-Aliya, Gunfoundry
130 Reddy Hostel Abids -
131 Mahal Wanaparthi Jambagh Road, Mozamjahi Market -
132 A. Majeed Khan’s residence Purani Haveli -
133 Old M.C.H. Office, Darush Shifa -
134 Greenlands Guest House Begumpet -
135 Raj Bhavan Old Building Raj Bhavan -
136 Old Jail Complex Monda Market Road -
137 St. George's Grammar School Complex Abids
138 Wesley Church Secunderabad -
139 Nampally Sarai Nampally -
140 Bhoiguda Kaman Mangalhaat -
141 IAS Officers Association Greenlands, Begumpet -
142 St. Mary's Presbytery St. Anns School, Secunderabad -
143 Krishna Reddy's Building Mehdipatnam -

Heritage rock formations in Hyderabad

In addition to various buildings, INTACH has classified various rock formation under heritage category.[13][14] These are

Sl. No Rock structure Location Image
1 "Bear’s Nose" inside Shilparamam, Madhapur -
2 "Cliff Rock" Jubilee Hills -
3 Hillocks around Durgam Cheruvu Lake, Jubilee Hills -
4 "Monster Rock" near Film Nagar Jubilee Hills -
5 "Obelisk" Jubilee Hills -
6 "Mushroom Rock" inside the University of Hyderabad Campus
7 Rock Park Old Bombay Road near Dargah Hussain Shah Wali -
8 Sentinel Rock near Moula-Ali
9 Rocks at Maula Ali's Dargah Moula-Ali
10 "Toadstool" next to Blue Cross, Jubilee Hills -

See also

References

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