Monuments of the Deccan Sultanate

News: The Government of India has submitted nomination dossier for the inclusion of Monuments and forts of the Deccan Sultanate in World Heritage List for the year 2020.


Deccan sultanate:

  • The Deccan sultanates were five late-medieval Indian kingdoms. They ruled on the Deccan Plateau between the Krishna River and the Vindhya Range. 
  • The kingdoms were Ahmadnagar, Berar, Bidar, Bijapur, and Golconda.[
  • Their architecture was a regional variant of Indo-Islamic architecture,

Monuments and Forts of the Deccan Sultanate

Bahmani MonumentsGulbarga, Karnataka14th CenturyComprise of the Gulbarga Fort and Great Mosque in the Fort and the Haft Gumbad complex with seven tombs
Bahmani and Barid Shahi MonumentsBidar, Karnataka15th-early 16th centuryComprise of the Bidar Fort, the Madrasa  Mahmud Gawan, the Bahamani tombs at Ashtur and the Barid Shahi tombs.
Adil Shahi MonumentsBijapur, Karnataka15th to the late 17th centuriesEnsemble of 80 small and big monuments including the fortifications, gates, water systems and tanks, several mosques and tombs and palatial structuresMost remarkable: Gol Gumbaz
Qutb Shahi MonumentsHyderabad, Telangana1543 to 1672Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi Tombs and Charminar