Qutubshahi Tombs Overview
Built in the memory of the departed kings of Golconda, they are magnificent monuments that have withstood the test of time and nature’s vagaries. They are located one kilometer north of Golconda Fort’s which is called Banjara Darwaza.
They are imposing marvels of architectural excellence that stand as the reminders of the glory of Golconda kings who have been buried at the same spot in remembrance of their rule. These tombs are present in a large group on a raised platform and resemble Persian, Pathan and Hindu architectural styles that makes use of grey granite, with stucco ornamentation and situated among the beautifully landscaped gardens with intricately carved stonework. It houses seven tombs dedicated to the former kings of Golconda. The tombs are dome like structures built on a square base. Each tomb is of quadrangular shape which rises around 9 to 15 meters above the terrace. The Qutub Shahi Tombs are surrounded by impressive minarets.