Telangana, despite being the new kid on the block, has a rich historical and cultural legacy to draw from. Whether it’s the tombs of the Qutub Shahi dynasty or the magnificent ramparts of the Golconda Fort; or the pop culture daydreams of Ramoji Film City and the ancient ruins of the Kakatiya kingdom, Telangana is immensely rich in heritage. 

Syed Saad Ahmed
A meticulously restored tomb in the Qutub
A meticulously restored tomb in the Qutub
Shahi Tomb Complex, Hyderabad
Perched atop a hill, the Falaknuma Palace offers
Perched atop a hill, the Falaknuma Palace offers
sweeping views of Hyderabad
Courtesy Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces
The façade of the palace, whose refurbishing took almost a decade
The façade of the palace, whose refurbishing took almost a decade
A dining hall inside the palace
A dining hall inside the palace
Dhritiman Mukherjee
Turrets of a structure inside the fort
Turrets of a structure inside the fort
Baradari, the highest point in Golconda Fort,
Baradari, the highest point in Golconda Fort,
Hyderabad
G Bhaskar
The ruins of the Swayambhu Devalayam in the premises of the Warangal Fort are a photographer’s delight
The ruins of the Swayambhu Devalayam in the premises of the Warangal Fort are a photographer’s delight
Pillars of a mandapam (pavilion)
Pillars of a mandapam (pavilion)
G Bhaskar
Statue of an Elephant
Statue of an Elephant
Lasya Nadimpally
Parts of a pillar in the Warangal Fort
Parts of a pillar in the Warangal Fort
G Bhaskar
Thousand Pillar Temple, Hanmakonda
Thousand Pillar Temple, Hanmakonda
Roof of the natya mandapam (dance pavilion) of the temple
Roof of the natya mandapam (dance pavilion) of the temple
Lasya Nadimpally
Carvings in the interiors of the temple
Carvings in the interiors of the temple
The statues of a madanika at Ramappa Temple, Palampet are testimony to the skill  and finesse of Kakatiyan artisans
The statues of a madanika at Ramappa Temple, Palampet are testimony to the skill and finesse of Kakatiyan artisans
Lasya Nadimpally
Nandi, Shiva’s vehicle at Ramappa Temple, Palampet are testimony to the skill and finesse of Kakatiyan artisans
Nandi, Shiva’s vehicle at Ramappa Temple, Palampet are testimony
to the skill and finesse of Kakatiyan artisans
Ganapati at Ramappa Temple, Palampet are testimony to the skill and finesse of Kakatiyan artisans
Ganapati at Ramappa Temple, Palampet are testimony to the skill and finesse of Kakatiyan artisans
The entrance to Fundusthan in Ramoji Film City
The entrance to Fundusthan in Ramoji Film City
Dhritiman Mukherjee
The Japanese Garden is one of the most popular parks in the film city
The Japanese Garden is one of the most popular parks in the film city
An alley in Eureka, the central block of RFC
An alley in Eureka, the central block of RFC