Paigah Tombs, Hyderabad

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Paigah Tombs or Maqhbara Shams al-Umara, are the tombs belonging to the nobility of Paigah family, who were fierce loyalists of the Nizams, served as statespeople, philanthropists and generals under and alongside them. The Paigah tombs are among the major wonders of Hyderabad State which known for their architectural excellence as shown in their laid mosaic tiles and craftsmanship work. The Paigah's necropolis is located in a quiet neighbourhood 4 km southeast of Charminar Hyderabad, at Pisal banda suburb., down a small lane across from Owasi Hospital near Santosh Nagar. These tombs are made out of lime and mortar with beautiful inlaid marble carvings. These tombs are 200 years old which represent the final resting places of several generations of the Paigah Nobles.At first, Paigah Tombs may look deserted and totally uncared for, but on a closer look you will find the place quite enthralling. With marvelous carvings and motifs in floral designs and inlaid mosaic tile-works, the tombs are exquisite to walk around. The tombs and their walls are delicately carved and enclosed in pierced marble facades, some of them in rows and some with beautifully carved screens and canopies.The place is easily approachable and is set amidst a labyrinth of concrete houses built around the 30 acres of property in which the tombs are nestled. They are almost obscure and a marvelous piece of artistry in marble lost in time. The Indo-Islamic architecture is a mix of both the Asaf Jahi and the Rajputana styles of architecture. You will also see décor in fabulous stucco work, representing the Mughal, Persian and Deccan style too. The geometrical designs with their perforated screens are unique in their make and craftsmanship.
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  • Unlike the other landmarks in Hyderbad, this place was not crowded at all and offers great tranquility to walk around. Try to go during time for sunset when the light cast great shadows through exquis...  more »
  • I have been to this place twice. This place is very seclusive and many of us don't visit it. But these are very good and architecturally built tomb's built across large landscape.  more »
  • It's a worth visiting place. Architects designs are amazing here. This tombs explains well about Islamic religion. Photographers would love this place. It's free to visit the place. One must visit and...  more »
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  • Memorable experience. Must visit if you love history as well as exploring new and wonderful places. One of the most fine artwork. Must visit if you are in Hyderabad.
  • One of the most calm and peaceful places of Hyderabad. A must-go place for anyone interested in photography as it is rich for its heritage.
  • It's a old heritage structure (tombs) of moghal empire . You will find there the great architecture design work
  • One of the best tomb structures of the Nizam Period. Paigahs were the army generals under Nizam and their tombs have a very intricate design work and pretty artistic architecture A must ho place if you're interested in heritage buildings
  • Md Rahmatullah is incharge here and a very knowledgeable person of nizam era.

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