Qutub Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad

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The Qutub Shahi Tombs were planned and built by numerous monarchs who ruled the city and the state during the 18th century.

Lying two kilometres from the Golconda Fort, the Qutub Shahi Tombs are built to Persian, Hindu and Pathani styles of architecture. Located in the heart of Hyderabad, these tombs are a famous landmark in the city.

Domed structures, terraced gardens, intricate parapets and exquisite ornamentation can all be found at one place.

What’s more? the Deccan Festival is held at the Qutub Shahi Tombs every year, presenting an opportunity for all those who want to witness the architectural and engineering marvels of the 18th century.

Small and big sarcophagi can be found here, although only a few of them remain and are open to the public now. These monuments are not only known for its splendid artistry and sprawling gardens but are also known for the countless tombs of the last standing royals of Golconda.

The Qutub Shahi Tombs
The Qutub Shahi Tombs were built and dedicated to the seven Qutub Shahi rulers and their families who ruled Golconda for nearly 170 years.

One of the most important tombs at the Qutub Shahi Tombs is the one that belongs to the Qutub Shahi dynasty founder, Sultan Quli Qutub-ul-Mulk. He built his tomb himself and was the longest overseer of the architectural project.

The Qutub Shahi Tombs are magnificent structures of ornate artistry. The numerous tombs of the royal family laid beautifully among the sprawling gardens are worth a visit while in Hyderabad.

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