Qutub Shahi Tombs
· Summer: March-May (20°C - 45°C)
· Winter: November-February (14°C - 32°C)
Best time to visit:
Opening Time: 09:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 04:30 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Fridays
Entry Fees for Indians
Adults: INR 10
Cameras: INR 20
Video Camera: INR 100
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals
Marking the final resting sites of the seven Qutub Shahi Rulers who ruled the region for more than 150 years, Qutub Shahi Tombs are located in the middle of the Ibrahim Bagh. Constructed in the 16th and the 17th centuries, the tombs flaunt superlative architecture, mixing the elements of Indian, Persian and Deccan styles. Splendid archways and impressive stonework offer an exceptional visual treat to the visitors.
Among the seven tombs, the one accommodating the mausoleum of Muhammed Quli Qutub Shah is the most notable with many beautiful Persian inscriptions. The complex also has tombs of royal family members and other important people. Most of the tombs have mosques adjoining them.
Visiting the place during the sunset hours can be an outstanding experience as it allows viewing these architectural marvels bathing in the golden light. The manicured gardens add another dimension to the place’s magnificence.
Located next to the Golconda Fort, the site containing these tombs is conveniently accessible via numerous bus routes. Other popular modes like taxis, cabs, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws can also be used. The roads leading to this tourist place are in good condition.
Hyderabad Railway Station (about 9 km. away) is among the busiest railheads in the region. From the station, it is convenient to hire a taxi, a cab or an auto-rickshaw for the road trip to the tombs.
About 30 km. from the tombs is the international airport of Hyderabad. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are the convenient modes connecting the airport with this place.