|Toli Chowki, Hyderabad (Map)
|Entry Fee & Timings
|Timings:- Qutub Shahi Tomb opens from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and remains on Fridays. Entry Fee :- For Adults - INR 10 and For Children - INR 5.
|Forts & Tombs, Monuments
|Place visit with
|Family, Kids, Friends, Married Couples, Solo, Unmarried Couples, Parants, Siblings, Youngsters
|Best time to visit
|January, February, March, April, May, June
About Qutb Shahi Tombs
The Qutb Shahi Tombs are a group of historical monuments and royal mausoleums located in Hyderabad, India. They are an important architectural and historical landmark in the city and are known for their distinctive style and intricate craftsmanship. The Qutb Shahi Tombs were built during the reign of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, which ruled the Golconda Sultanate during the 16th and early 17th centuries. He started the tradition of building grand tombs for himself and his family members. The tombs were constructed over a period of several decades and continued to be constructed by successive rulers of the dynasty. The tombs are famous for their unique architectural style, which combines Persian, Pashtun and Hindu influences. The structures are characterized by their large domes, pointed arches, intricate stucco ornamentation, and graceful minarets.
Architecture of Qutb Shahi Tombs
The tombs form a large group and stand on a raised platform. They are domed structures built on a square base surrounded by pointed arches, a distinctive style that blends Persian and Indian motifs. The tombs are intricately carved stone structures and are surrounded by beautiful gardens. Sometimes the tombs were decorated with carpets, chandeliers and velvet umbrellas on silver pillars. Copies of the Quran were placed on the pedestals and readers recited verses from the holy book at regular intervals. To distinguish the tombs of the sultans from the tombs of other members of the royal families, golden pinnacles were placed on their tombs.
Interesting facts about Qutb Shahi Tombs
- The Qutb Shahi tomb complex has more than 20 tombs, each with its own distinct design.
- The tombs are arranged in a vast garden, divided into several quadrangles. The largest and most prominent tomb in the complex is that of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad and his tomb is particularly impressive.
- These tombs serve as the final resting places for many of the rulers of the dynasty, as well as their family members and elites.
- UNESCO added the complex to its "potential list" for World Heritage Site status in 2014.
- To distinguish the tombs of the sultans from the tombs of other members of the royal family, golden spires were placed on their tombs.
How to reach Qutb Shahi Tombs
By Metro :- The nearest metro station to Qutub Shahi Tomb is Jubilee Hills Checkpost. It is a 22-minute walk.
By Bus:- The nearest bus stop to Qutub Shahi Tomb is Toli Chowki. It is a 10 minute walk away.
By Air:- The distance between Hyderabad Airport to Qutub Shahi Tombs is 28 km. You can book an auto or cab to reach the tomb, which will reach you easily.
Nearby famous places
- Shri Jagannath Temple 4.2 km away
- Hatiyan Jhad Baobab Tree 24 minutes away
- KBR National Park 4.7 km away
- Birla Mandir 7.6 km away
- Inorbit Mall 5.4 km away
- Sri Ramakrishna Math 9.1 km away
- Golconda Fort 7.1 km away
- Salar Jung Museum 8.7 km away
- Chowmahalla Palace 8.2 km away
- ISKCON Hyderabad Sri Sri Radha Madanmohan Mandir 8 km away
- Buddha Statue 8.6 km away
- Hare Krishna Golden Temple 4 km away