Qutub Shahi Tombs / 7 Tombs - Hyderabad
I have been living in Hyderabad for past 10 years and my home is very close to Qutub Shahi Tombs. Every time I go to my terrace I see beautiful Tombs. From far away they look so fascinating. But I never thought of going there.
The moment someone talks about 7 Tombs, I feel "ye tho apne Ghar ke baju me hai, jayenge kabhi" . But trust me, for past 10 years I went to many places within and outside India but could never manage to go to this place which is right next to my home 🙈🙈🙈.
One fine day, finally, we managed to visit this place. And that was the day I decided to explore Hyderabad more and more.
****So let’s start our travel tale****
Qutub Shahi tombs has 2 gates, one gate can be seen from the main road and you don't need any ticket to get into this gate. This section contains a mosque, you don't need any ticket to get into this mosque as well.
After the ticket counter, you can see a big Tomb towards your right which is quite huge and past which you can see yet another Tomb, towards your left, which is half done . Due to some unknown circumstances these tombs were left unfinished. Just opposite these you can see the parking. Parking is available for bikes, cars and autos as well.
This location is full of greenery and it is a huge property with loads of big trees, providing lot of shelter. You can find many places to sit in shade. Outside food is allowed. You can carry food of your choice and enjoy with your family and friends. The tombs are very well maintained, they are kept extremely clean.
You will not get anything to eat inside, so better you carry your own food. Just at the entrance there is one small shop which offers tea and few biscuits, they really don’t have too many items to offer.
About the Qutub Shahi Tombs :
Qutub Shahi Tombs consists of the tombs of the Qutub Shahi rulers. It is believed that the structures were inspired by the Persian architecture with a blend of Hindu, Pathan and Deccan styles. The tombs were built by Qutub Shahis, whereas, Mir Yousuf Ali Khan (Salar Jung III) has worked on the renovation of the tombs in the 19th century.
Though the structures were built a long time ago, the constructions are very advance from the civil engineering point of view of yester-years. The buildings contain false ceilings, central pillars and two-tiered terraces. The interior and exterior are decorated beautifully. Each of this tomb has got its own unique style, however all of these resemble the beauty of Islamic architecture.
Next time when you plan to visit this beautiful city of Nawaabs, make sure you do not miss this scenic destination.
Below are few details for your reference.
Adult - Rs 10/-
Child - Rs 5/-
Still Camera - Rs 20/-
Everyday - 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Friday - Holiday
Friday - Holiday
Fort Road, Towlichowki, Hyderabad,
Telangana - 500008, India
Photo Gallery :
Map from Secunderabad Railway station
Map from Airport
Have a happy and safe travel.
We will get back to you with yet another travel tale, till then take care. Stay healthy and happy.