Nizamia observatory was built in 1901 during the rule of Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI. It participated in the ambitious programme called Carte-du-Ciel a project which organised 18 international observatories into celestial zones to map the whole sky in 1908. It is presently defunct and in a state of neglect due to the lack of funds to the Astronomy department of Osmania University, the custodian, which is responsible for its maintenance.
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Bassein Fort or Vasai Fort/ Bacaim Fort is a beautiful seashore fortress built by the Portuguese. It is 550 years ago built structure left found in ruined stage. This fort was an essential colonial office for Portugal and the British. It is surrounded by the Arabian Sea and the Ulhas River. This fort is located at the Vasai Virar Road, Vasai town, Palghar District of Maharashtra in India.
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The fort complex was more like a fortified town with straight streets, large squares. The footprint of the fort is an irregular decagon built of stone masonry.
Bassein was the commercial, political and military base of the Portuguese in the North West coast of India for nearly 300 years.
Home to 2400 Soldiers, 3000 residents, nobles and artisans, within this expansive fort was a whole township-
19th to 20th century CE. Houses rare records of the ancient Mooppil Nair family, the legendary landlords who owned the palace and land under Valluvanad and erstwhile Cochin state. It was brought to attention in an article in ‘The Hindu’ in 2015. It once stood for royalty and grandeur but is now in an advanced state of decay. There is excessive vegetation growth in the eight-acre premises. The rare documents that throw light on the administration of the erstwhile Swaroopams and medieval history of Kerala are also in a state of neglect.
These Mills are located in Gurgaon, Mumbai. Once abundant with the life of Mumbai in the early 70s and 80s, these are now abandoned. They strongly showcase the rich culture and heritage of Mumbai then, and now they have embraced the rapid urbanization of Mumbai. Its hauntingly beautiful thick, stone walls, majestic arches, and imposing chimneys, now crumbling and covered with green, are still a sight to behold.
The building was the former residence of the Diwan of Baroda, Bhau Tambekar. It later took on the role of a school which was subsequently shifted.
The 140-year old Tambekar Wada in the Raopura Area showcases three storeys of 19th century murals. The decaying but fascinating building is a window into erstwhile Maratha architecture. Built around a courtyard, there are two wings of the home – the front and the residence. Delicate woodwork and weathered paintings embellish the home. The paintings are done in the tempera on dry lime with the use of water-based pigments.
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This famous, 18th-century Hindu temple built for Shiva on the riverbank of Godavari, built by Chieftain Naroshankar, afetr winning the Bassein Fort & one of the 7 the Church bell from the bassein fort was installed as sign of victory
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Mandrayal fort is the oldest fort situated in Karauli, which is famous for its huge gate and the architecture inside. The 11th-century fort is in a state of decay. It is known for its historical victory in 1327 CE. It is not in use now and faces a lack of maintenance.
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It is a Lodi period tomb structure. It is situated 30 m NE of Jahaz Mahal at Mehrauli. The material used in the construction is stone. Its original structure is intact but its architectural character has been altered. It is currently been encroached and is being used as a residence. There is major vegetation growth on the dome of the structure. New construction is taking place currently right next to the tomb.
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Architectural style of Raolas of Malwa region. The small Jageers were commonly seen in the region, ruled by members of royal families. The site was identified by MP Tourism in 2007 under Investment opportunities in the MP Tourism sector and deemed suitable to be converted into a heritage hotel. However, this did not materialise. The building is currently in a dilapidated state and seeks conservation and funding. At the risk of collapse.
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The Kashibai Temple complex is a 260-year-old Bhonsala family\\\'s Raj Ghat (Burial Ground). Owing to growth of the city, the Kashibai Temple is not visible, Some portion of the temple went into road widening.
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Kalwa Bridge is a road bridge across Thane Creek in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, which connects the city of Thane to the Indian mainland at Kalwa.
The first Kalwa Bridge was built in 1863. The 350 m (1,150 ft) long bridge has ten pillars and ten arches.
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