Qutb Shahi Heritage Park: Annual Reports
Aga Khan Collection

Nestled at the foot of the majestic Golconda Fort, the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park is spread over 106 acres. This necropolis of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, which ruled the region for 169 years in the 16th 17th centuries, includes 40 mausoleums, 23 mosques, 6 baolis (step-wells), a hammam (mortuary bath), pavilions, and garden structures set within a heritage zone of international significance. Many of these rival the greatest Mughal structures in scale and represent almost two centuries of funerary architecture. No other ensemble of structures in the Deccani kingdoms of Ahmednagar, Berar, Bidar, Bijapur or Gulbarga includes as many monuments of striking grandeur and complexity reflecting a unique synthesis of architectural styles.

In keeping with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture's objectives, the project will establish a model conservation process that would include greater public-private partnership for the conservation of our built and intangible heritage, extend the craft-based conservation approach adopted at various sites worldwide, including training opportunities for archaeologists and conservation professionals, demonstrate that conservation effort can lead to improved Quality of Life and socioeconomic development of communities residing in historic neighborhoods.

This collection contains the Annual Reports documenting progress on the project.

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