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Qutub Shahi Tombs


Qutub Shahi tombs, the royal cemetery of the Qutub Shahi kings, located 2 kms from Golconda fort is an amalgamation of Indian and Persian style of architecture. These tombs are said to be the oldest historical monuments in Hyderabad. Built in gray granite, the tombs are domed structures with an elevated square base surrounded by pointed arches. Most of the tombs, which rises to a height of 9-15mts above the terrace, are graceful structures with intricately carved stonework. The smaller tombs are single storied while the larger ones are double storied. These tombs were originally ornamented with blue and green tiles of which only a few pieces remain now. To distinguish the tombs of Sultans from others, a golden spire was fixed over the tombs of the Sultans. 

The most striking among these is the tomb of Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth king of the Qutb Shahi dynasty and the founder of Hyderabad. This tomb is one of the largest, reaching up to a height of 42 meters with a large dome adorning the top and 28 open arches. The complex has around 30 tombs and they are open to visitors on all days except Fridays.

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