Hyderabad: Khursheed Jah Devdi to be restored to original grandeur

It is a European-styled architectural palace

Hyderabad: Khursheed Jah Devdi located at Hussaini Alam, Hyderabad will be restored to its original grandeur. The restoration process will take two years.

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and Quli Qutub Shah Urban Development Authority (QQSUDA) are going to develop garden with fountains in the entrance lawns at a cost of Rs. 10 crores.

Announcing the decision, Special Chief Secretary of Urban Development Arvind Kumar tweeted, ‘the litigation is sorted out finally!’.

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Khursheed Jah Devdi

Built by the ancestors of Paigah noble Khursheed Jah Bahadur, the monument is a European-styled architectural palace.

Located just a kilometer away from Charminar, the palace is a notified heritage structure.

The palace which now needs to be restored was once decorated with exclusive chandeliers. The garden at the palace was full of flowers.

Qutb Shahi monument Shaikpet Sarai to be restored

Apart from Khursheed Jah Devdi, the Telangana government is restoring many other historical monuments. Recently, Arvind Kumar announced that a Qutb Shahi monument Shaikpet Sarai will be restored for adaptive reuse under the aegis of Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and National Institute of Urban Management (NIUM) by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

The Shaikpet Sarai is the resthouse in Hyderabad. It is a heritage structure that needs restoration.

Built by Abdullah Qutb Shah in the 17th century, the Sarai has 30 rooms, stables for horses and camels, a mosque, and a tomb.

Located a few kilometers away from Golconda Fort, the Shaikpet Sarai can accommodate 500 people. It was built for traders who used to visit Hyderabad from across the world.

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