The noble family of Paigah, during the 18th century were along with the most influential and powerful family of the generous State of Hyderabad’s nobility. Claiming to be the descendents of the Hazrath Omar bin Al-Khattab, Islam’s second caliph, the upper class of Paigah were supposed to be wealthier than the average Maharajah of the country and they were the simply ones to have the opportunity maintaining their own court, palaces, as well as their own confidential army, which often number several thousands. Paigah is a Farsi world, which says “footstool”. It means Right-hand man in English.
How to Reach
Paigah tomb situated near Santosh Nagar is at distance of near 4.5km from Charminar and is simply nearby by road from a variety of part of Hyderabad.
All days of the week except Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The tomb were construct in 1787 by Nawab Taig Jung Bahadur and later on refurbished by his son, Amir E Kabir. The tomb were built as last resting seats for the more than a few generation of the Paigah nobles such as Sir Khursheed Jah, Sir Vicar-ul-Umra, Sultan-ul-Mulk and Zaheer yar Jung to name a few.
The tomb are magnificent marble structure festooned with stucco work, Rajasthani and Mughal pattern. The tombs are unique for each royal, some perforated with family tree screens and the others decorated with Persian, geometrical designs, portraying the great craftsmanship of the time. At the entry of the Paigah Tombs, the tomb of Teng Jung can be seen, exquisitely intended with lattice work and shadow by a vast canopy. The white marble and the semi-circular arches stand out and are a dazzling sight for those who are visiting the tombs for the first time. 'Jali' works add to the splendor of these magnificent tombs, reflecting the aesthetic, artistic taste of the nobles.