Heritage walk Charminar

On World Heritage Day… Embarking on a cultural journey through the heart of Hyderabad, enthusiasts and aficionados alike gathered for a mesmerizing heritage walk from the iconic Charminar to the majestic Chowmahalla Palace. Led by the South Zone members of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in collaboration with esteemed partners like the Deccan Heritage Academy Trust, the event promised a captivating exploration of the city’s rich history and architectural marvels.

As the sun painted the sky with hues of orange and pink, participants eagerly traced the footsteps of generations past, immersing themselves in the tales of Hyderabad’s glorious heritage. Supported by renowned institutions such as JBR Architecture College, Woxsen School of Architecture and Planning, and the Telangana Sculptors and Artists Association, the walk unfolded as a celebration of the city’s vibrant cultural tapestry.

Graced by esteemed dignitaries including Dr. Rohini, Deputy Superintending Archaeologist of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), and M. Veda Kumar, Chairman of the Deccan Heritage Academy Trust, the event sparkled with enthusiasm and reverence for the city’s architectural treasures. Nitin R. Sinha, Secretary of ICOMOS India, and GSV Suryanarayana Murthy, the representative of ICOMOS South Zone, added their esteemed presence, enhancing the event’s significance.

As participants traversed the historic streets, the theme for World Heritage Day 2024, ‘Disasters and Conflicts through the Lens of the Venice Charter’, resonated deeply. Suryanarayana Murthy’s insightful talk shed light on the profound impact of disasters and conflicts on heritage sites, urging preservation and appreciation in the face of adversity.

In the backdrop of Hyderabad’s timeless allure, the heritage walk marked the commencement of the World Heritage Day week celebrations, curated by the Tourism Department of Telangana.