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  • 17 September, 2022

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Qutb Shahi Tombs

Qutb Shahi Tombs

Tourists will be able to visit Hyderabad's rebuilt Qutb Shahi tombs complex, which would support Hyderabad's bid to become a UNESCO World Heritage City.

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Concerning Qutb Shahi Tombs

  • These tombs, which were constructed by the Qutub Shahis, are regarded as some of Hyderabad's oldest historical sites.
  • Located next to the renowned Golconda Fort in the Ibrahim Bagh (garden precinct). They can be found near Banjara Darwaza, which is a kilometre north of Golconda Fort.
  • They contain the tombs and mosques built by the successive monarchs of the Qutub Shahi dynasty.
  • They contain the tombs and mosques built by the successive monarchs of the Qutub Shahi dynasty.
  • They are domed structures built on a square base surrounded by pointed arches, a distinctive style that blends Persian and Indian architectural forms. The tombs are structures with intricately carved stonework and are surrounded by landscaped gardens.

Qutub Shahi Dynasty

  • (1518–1687), rulers of the kingdom of Golconda in the southeastern Deccan of India was one of the five successor states of the Bahman kingdom.
  • After the collapse of the Bahmani Sultanate, the Qutb Shahi dynasty was established in 1512 AD by Sultan-Quli Qutb-ul-Mulk, better known though less correctly referred to in English as "Quli Qutb Shah".
  • In 1636, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan forced the Qutb Shahis to recognize Mughal suzerainty and pay periodic tributes.
  • The dynasty came to an end in 1687 during the reign of its seventh sultan Abul Hasan Qutb Shah, when the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb arrested and jailed Abul Hasan for the rest of his life in Daulatabad, incorporating Golconda into the Mughal empire.
  • The kingdom extended from the parts of modern-day states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Telangana.
  • The Golconda sultanate was constantly in conflict with the Adil Shahis and Nizam Shahis.

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