Qutub Shahi Tombs
These graceful domed tombs are about 1.5kms north west of Golconda fort’s Balahisar Gate. Known as the Istambul of India, Hyderabad Possesses the Qutub Shahi architecture. The tombs of the legendary Qutub Shahi Kings lie to the north of Golconda Fort. The Qutub Shahis are believed to have had their proclamations read from the hill tops accompanied by the beating of drums. Planned and built by Qutb Shahi themselves, these tombs are said to be the oldest historical monuments in Hyderabad. In 1940 pavilions were built and then a hanging garden was laid out on top of one. They form a large group and stand on a raised platform. The tombs are built in Persian, Pathan and Hindu architectural styles using grey granite, with stucco ornamentation. Sorrounded by landscape garden.
They are open from 9:30am to 4:30pm daily , except Friday.