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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Tombs @ Hyderabad

Qutb Shahi Tombs
Ever since I landed in Hyderabad,one of the place i was very eager to see is this magnificent Qutub Shahi tombs . This place is situated near Golconda fort .We need at least half a day to see this architecture beauty .

The tombs are domed structures built on a square base surrounded by pointed arches. 

The current state of these tombs are in complete disaster . With no proper maintenance , they may fall at any time.
One wonders how this stunning peice of architecuture beauty looked in his hay day .
Unfinished Tomb outside view

Inside view of unfinished Tomb
Paigah Tombs

These tombs are the final resing places for Paigah nobles of several generation . It is situated near owasis hospital
pisal banda.If you want to go by local train , get down at Yakutpura station and catch a auto to reach this place . It is situated within residential area and 90 % of locals doesn't know about this place . So better see on goggle map before visiting it.

These tombs are famous for the stucco work and partiuclarly the pineapple shaped stucco work on the top the building.Like any other tombs , poor negligence by ASI is visible clearly.It's real worth to visit this stunning piece of art work in your Hyderabad trip

Raymond's Tomb 

                        Some people call it as Raymond Obelisk . Raymond's tomb is the tomb of Michel Joachim Marie Raymond,a french general in Nizam's army.He is also the founder of Gun foundry in Hyderabad.This tomb is located on Mussa Ram Bagh .It is believed that this  place was named after him. One has to spend a lot of time to find this place and to make it worse the security guard will lock the gate to the entrance to this building for most of time as visitors are seemed to be"once in a blue moon" to this historical place

Sayedani Maa Tomb 

The passers by Tank bund road must have noticed this old place on the right side of road. wondering what it is doing on this place . It is called Sayedani Maa Tomb built by son
to his mother Maa Saheba.Famous for its onion shaped dome,stucco work and marble lattice work.

Some of the other prominent tombs that I have plannned to visit in the coming days
a) Patancheru Tomb
b) Khairati Begum's tomb
c) Fakhr -ul -mulk tomb

Patencheru Tomb

                                                Seeing the condition of all these Tombs , I am just wondering whether the next generation will have a chance to see these architecture wonders in person or not . A big question indeed?