Location: 2 Kilometers from the Golconda Fort.
How to reach: Local transport which is easily available in Hyderabad.
Main Attractions: Numerous tombs at one place, Deccan Festival.
Qutub Shahi Tombs Hyderabad Qutub Shahi Tombs are located in the heart of the Hyderabad city. Qutub Shahi Tombs Hyderabad , Qutub Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad India , Qutb Shahi Tombs of Hyderabad , Hyderabad Qutub Shahi Tombs The Qutub Shahi Tombs are quite close to the Golconda Fort, which is a famous landmark of Hyderabad. The Qutub Shahi Tombs are a perfect blend of Indian and Persian architectural forms, constructed in gray granite decorated with exquisite ornamentation. The tombs are domed structures, which are built on an elevated square base surrounded by pointed arches. Each tomb is quadrangular and rises to a height of 9 - 15 meters above the terrace. The smaller tombs are single storied while the larger ones are double storied. The domes were originally covered with blue and green tiles, of which only a few pieces remain now.
The tombs were once furnished with carpets, chandeliers and velvet canopies on silver poles. Qurans or the holy book of the Muslims, were kept on supports and readers recited verses from the sacred book at regular intervals. Golden spires were fixed over the tombs of the Sultans to distinguish their tombs from those of the other members of the noble family.
Enchanting minarets at the corners surround the Qutub Shahi Tombs. This magnificent tomb is one of the largest monuments in Hyderabad reaching upto a height of 42 meters with a large dome adorning the top. Qutub Shahi Tombs Hyderabad , Qutub Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad India , Qutb Shahi Tombs of Hyderabad , Hyderabad Qutub Shahi Tombs The architect has prudently designed it on a double terrace, elevating it to a height of 6 meters from the ground level of the terrace. These mausoleums of the Golconda Sultans are truly splendid monuments that have stood the trial of time and braved the natural elements. During the Qutub Shahi period, these tombs were held at such high esteem that criminals who took refuge there were pardoned and let off. But after their rule, the tombs were uncared for. Later, Sir Salar Jung III ordered their renovation and refurbishment in the early 19th century.
Said in simple words, these monuments are a work of splendid beauty and artistry. The numerous tombs of the members of the royal family, laid beautifully on the sprawling gardens are worth the visit. Qutub Shahi Tombs Hyderabad , Qutub Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad India , Qutb Shahi Tombs of Hyderabad , Hyderabad Qutub Shahi Tombs Not only are they architecturally impressive, they also make a good picnic spot. Another attraction of these tombs is that every year the State Government authorities conduct a 'Deccan Festival', which is exclusive to the city of Hyderabad with these tombs as the backdrop as they speak volumes about the history of the city of Hyderabad. One can spot many renowned artists showcasing their talents in various fields like music, dance and theater.
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