Qutb Shahi Tombs MuseumHyderabad
Timings10:30am AM to 5:00pm PM
closed on Fridays and Public Holidays
LocationPremises of Qutb Shahi Tombs, Near Golconda Fort, Hyderabad
If Charminar is considered the symbol of Hyderabad, then Qutb Shahi Tombs along with Golconda Fort is considered an integral part of Hyderabad city’s rich history and culture. A unique and grand necropolis, Qutb Shahi Tombs is a must-see on the itinerary of visitors to Hyderabad.
The Qutb Shahi dynasty (1518-1687 A.D.) founded by Sultan Quli Qutb Shah in 1518 A.D., ruled for a period of 170 years in Deccan region. The Qutb Shahi rulers were great builders and patrons of learning. They had constructed massive tanks, religious and secular structures and bridges. They not only patronized the Persian culture but also the regional culture of the Deccan, symbolized by the expressive Telugu language and the newly developed Dakhni idiom. King Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, IVth King of the dynasty is the founder of Hyderabad City.
The seven kings of the Qutb Shahi dynasty have left a strong impression of their legacies upon the land and its people. The Royal tombs of Qutb Shahi rulers near Golconda is considered as the final resting place of the Royal kings. Qutub Shahi tombs is a mausoleum of the seven Qutub Shahi rulers, located near the famous Golconda Fort in Hyderabad. The tombs lie approximately one kilometer to the north of Golkonda’s outer wall. These are the symbols of the architectural expertise of the Qutub Shahi dynasty. Built in different media, these Royal mausoleums have inspired generations of visitors. Colossal domes, mosques, basins and pools of water including heritage fountains in the Indo-Islamic style here are replete with crenellations, friezes, tile work, roundels, plaster designs, stucco work, floral designs and geometrical patterns.
The Qutb Shahi Heritage Park, has 72 monuments including the mausoleums of rulers of the Qutub Shahi dynasty (1518-1687) which is spread over 108 acres, close to the majestic Golconda Fort. The complex has a total of 23 mosques, 40 mausoleums, six ‘baolis’ (step-wells), a ‘hamam’ (for mortuary bath), pavilions and garden structures. The monuments in this complex are a blend of Persian, Pathan and Hindu architectural styles which were built with local granite and traditional materials. The tombs are known for their rich heritage, historical and architectural value. The Qutb Shahi Tombs Museum exhibits weapons, armour, utensils and other important materials and artefacts of the Qutb Shahi period.
Clean drinking water and rest rooms are available. Seating arrangements are provided in the garden. Low price booklets and brochures are available.
How to Reach
Qutb Shahi Tombs Museum is accessible by road due to its location near Golconda fort and is at a distance of approximately
- 6 km from Mehdipatnam
- 16 km from Secunderabad Railway Station
- 13 km from Koti Bus Station