Qutab Shahi Tombs, Andhra Pradesh

Qutab Shahi Tombs

Situated at a distance of about one kilometer from the well known Golconda Fort, Qutab Shahi Tombs are located in the Ibrahim Bagh. More than thirty tombs are present, along with some open air tombs.

These tombs give a glimpse of the Qutab Shahi’s architectural style. In the year 1518, sultan Quli constructed a number of buildings in Golconda. The Qutab Shahi Tomb stands on a platform that is slightly raised and forms a cluster of structures. These tombs are domed shaped structures that have been built on a square shaped base and are surrounded by several pointed arches.

The architecture of these tombs is based on the Hindu, Pashtu and Persian style. The tombs of sultans were fitted with golden spires, in order to distinguish them from the rest of the family members. Beautifully designed stonework adorns the walls and several copies of Quran are kept on the pedestals from where the visitors can recite different verses. 

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