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Qutab Shahi Tombs

Qutab Shahi Tombs are seven domed structures located in Hyderabad District of Andhra Pradesh. Built with Islamic architecture, these graceful structures are the tombs of Qutub Shahi kings. In addition, the royal physicians, religious leaders and the favorite eunuchs of the royal household were also entombed at this place.

Each tomb is erected on a square base surrounded by pointed arches. The dome of each king is distinguished from their other members of royal family with the golden spires fitted over the tombs. Encircled by the landscaped garden, the tombs are graced by the intricate carved stonework and overlaid with well laid out blue and green tiles, of which only a few pieces remain now.

The galleries of the smaller tombs are of a single storey building, while the larger ones are usually two-storied. The sarcophagus, which overlies the actual burial vault in a crypt below, is situated in the centre of each tomb.

Qutab Shahi Tombs are open to visitors daily except Fridays. These tombs are about one kilometer north of the outer wall of Golconda Fort. The fort is at a distance of 11 km from Hyderabad town. Taramathi Gana Mandir and the Premamathi Nritya Mandir are nearby.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Hyderabad
Location: Hyderabad    


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