Hidden Beauty of Hyderabad

Hyderabad is one of the major metropolis of India with great historical background and architectural touch. This city was founded by Nijam and ruled it for more than century. Architecture of Hyderabad have great influence of Islamic, Persian and Pashtun Architectural styles.

Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah was the Fifth Sultan of the Qutub Shahi dynasty of Golkonda and founded the city of Hyderabad. The architectural miracles in Hyderabad were built by him in 16th century. Central masterpiece – Charminar, Golkonda Fort and many palaces were constructed in his observation. Till today it is standing proudly.

Quli Qutub Shahi Tombs

Sulatn Quli Qutub constructed first tomb in 15th century and later on another 6 tombs were constructed for his son and begum in 16th century. The tombs form a large cluster and stand on a raised platform. The tombs are domed structures built on a square base surrounded by pointed arches, a distinctive style that blends Persian,Pashtun and HIndu forms. The tombs are structures with intricately carved stonework and are surrounded by landscaped gardens.

Now the conservation and restoration of structures is taken care by Aga Khan Trust.

Until next time ,

Preeti

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