India’s Qutb Shahi Heritage Park

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The mausoleums and mosques in Qutb Shahi Heritage Park, in the Shaikpet district in western Hyderabad, Telangana state, India, are undergoing a 10-year restoration that officials hope will make the area a destination on a par with the Taj Mahal. The buildings, built by the Qutb Shahi family, who ruled the area in the 16th and 17th centuries, are built in a mix of Persian, Hindu and Pathan styles, with distinctive onion domes and pointed archways.


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