Conservation

 

Conservation, preservation, maintenance, general upkeep and beautification of the monuments under its jurisdiction is foremost responsibility of the Circle. The Hyderabad Circle has the monuments of varied nature ranging from the brick built rock cut caves stupas and viharas of the Buddhist period and cave temples located on the coastal belt to magnificent stone built temples, temple complexes and forts and fortifications in the hinterlands . The conservation and preservation of these monuments is being carried out after fully understanding there nature, historicity, architectural and aesthetic value. Some of the outstanding and stupendous conservation task carried out by the Hyderabad Circle include the transplantation and reconstitution of monuments of Nagarjunakonda valley and Kudali Sangamesvara temple and Papanasi group of temples at Alampur which were threatened with submergence under the waters of Nagarjunasagar Dam and Srisailam Hydro-Electric Project. 

Besides conservation, excavations and explorations, the Circle also organizes exhibitions, creates awarness among the General public and documentation of the archaeological sites and finds. In addition the Circle has four archaeological site museums under its control to cater the interest of people from all walks of life.