Qutub Shahi Tomb
The Qutub Shahi Tombs were designed and built by numerous royals who ruled the city and the state during the 18th century. Lying two kilometers from the Golconda Fort, the Qutub Shahi tomb are built to Persian, Hindu and Pathani style of architecture. Located in the heart of Hyderabad, these tomb are a famous sight in the city. Domed structure, terraced garden, intricate parapets and exquisite ornamentation can all be found at single place. What's more, the Deccan Festival is held at the Qutub Shahi tomb every year, presenting an opportunity for all those who want to observer the architectural and manufacturing marvel of the 18th century. Small and large sarcophagi can be found here, although only a little of them remain and are open to public now. These monument are not only known for its splendid artistry and sprawling garden, but is also known for the innumerable tombs of the last standing royalty of Golconda. Scroll down for more information.
9:30 am – 4:30 pm Closed On Fridays
10 per Adult
5 per Child
20 for Still Camera
Deccan Festival and the various tombs of royals.
One of the most important tomb at the Qutub Shahi Tombs is the one that belong to the Qutub Shahi dynasty founder, Sultan Quli Qutub-ul-Mulk. He built his tomb himself and was the greatest overseer of the architectural project. He also decided to build tomb that belonged to the non-ruling member of the royal family for example the sisters, nephews and nieces. Just like the Paigah tomb were built for the whole Paigah nobility, the Qutub Shahi tomb were built and devoted to the seven Qutub Shahi ruler and their family who ruled Golconda for nearly 170 years.
How To Reach
The Qutub Shahi tomb are centrally situated and are only 2 kilometers from the Golconda Fort in the Hyderabad. You can either board a bus from the neighboring bus depot to you or get down at Golconda Fort Bus Stop. You could hire local transport (auto-rickshaws or private taxi) to reach the Qutub Shahi tomb.
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The Qutub Shahi tomb are magnificent structure of ornate artistry. The numerous tombs of the royal family, laid beautifully among the sprawling gardens are definitely worth a visit while in Hyderabad. If you cannot make it to Hyderabad during any other time of the year, try visiting the city during the 'Deccan Festival'.