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.
- 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 Monuments||Gulbarga, Karnataka||14th Century||Comprise of the Gulbarga Fort and Great Mosque in the Fort and the Haft Gumbad complex with seven tombs|
|Bahmani and Barid Shahi Monuments||Bidar, Karnataka||15th-early 16th century||Comprise of the Bidar Fort, the Madrasa Mahmud Gawan, the Bahamani tombs at Ashtur and the Barid Shahi tombs.|
|Adil Shahi Monuments||Bijapur, Karnataka||15th to the late 17th centuries||Ensemble 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 Monuments||Hyderabad, Telangana||1543 to 1672||Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi Tombs and Charminar|