Monday, May 1, 2017

Qutub Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad

Close to the famous Golkonda Fort in Hyderabad is Ibrahim Bagh that has many historic monuments. Qutub Shahi Tombs and mosques built by the various kings of the Qutb Shahi dynasty are located inside this garden. 



The tombs form a large cluster and stand on a raised platform. There are seven tombs of varying sizes. Smaller tombs have single storey while the bigger tombs have two storeys. The tombs were built using Persian, Pathan and Hindu architectural styles. 



These tombs were built around 14th century and in the 19th century they were renovated by Sir Salar Jung III. In the centre of each tomb is a sarcophagus which overlies the actual burial vault in a crypt below. 



The various tombs are:
  • Tomb of Sultan Quli Qutb Shah
  • Tomb of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah
  • Tomb of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah
  • Tomb of Jamsheed Quli Qutb Shah
  • Tomb of Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah
  • Tomb of Abdullah Qutb Shah
  • Tomb of Hayath Bakshi Begum
  • Tomb of Fatima Sultan
  • Tomb of Mirza Nizamuddin Ahmed

24 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful, Thanks for all pics.3rd no monochrome pic just awesome.

Maggie said...

What a fascinating history the Fort must have, thank you for sharing these amazing places with us on Mosaic Mondays, especially since I know that most of us will never get to see them in real life.

Gillena Cox said...

Very interesting. Have a good Monday Rajesh

much love...

Lorrie said...

Magnificent constructions that have stood the test of time well.

Jeevan said...

Interesting site and beautiful tombs! Nice capture

Fun60 said...

An impressive burial site.

Al said...

What exquisite architecture you've photographed here.

krishna said...

I went to Hyderabad long ago, but i didn't plan ahead so I missed many of the places to visit..

magiceye said...

Loved the last pic!

riitta k said...

These tombs are so beautifully constructed. So great that they have been restored.

stardust said...

What beautifully constructed tombs! These forms of these tombs are new to me.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Fascinating architecture!
Thanks for sharing this.

Lady Fi said...

Lovely architecture!

photowannabe said...

Amazing places.

Roger Owen Green said...

perspective is funny, how that tree practically obliterates that structure
ROG, ABCW

Photo Cache said...

Does qutub means tomb in Arabic? I seem to have heard of qutubs where I;ve been recently.

My ABC WEDNESDAY

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

So nice and pretty! Love discovering places like this. The architecture is simple but eye catching.

zongrik said...

wow

Melody Steenkamp said...

very impressive buildings

Pietro Brosio said...

Interesting and nice place, beautiful images!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful buildings and neat photos ~ thanks,

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Klara said...

it is fascinating to see majestic tombs from the past.

Dragonstar said...

Amazing buildings! Thank you so much for this post!

riitta k said...

Great in Black & White too - Happy weekend!