As marked in the title, in this post I’ll talk about the second more unknown spot outside of Hyderabad, the Qutb Shahi Tombs.
Standing on the top of Golkonda Fort you will already be able to see this particular site as it were the burial grounds for the rulers of the fort for many years. For my Previous Post about Golkonda Check Out: Golkonda Fort: Day trip to Unknown Spots Outside Hyderabad
After the immense climb of Golkonda Fort, I suggest you take a riskha to the tombs just to give your legs a rest and for me personally, taking a riksha is the best way to do some sightseeing on the way as well!
When I visited the sight some years ago, me and my friends were the only western tourists there, so I hope that if you visit today, the site will not have turned into a mega tourist hub with buses coming and going. Which in itself is not a bad thing, I’m all up for more people to enjoy the beauty of India, but I feel that with more tourist, although the site will get more funds, you sometimes get more downsides then upsides? Feel free to comment on this in the comment section, I’m dying to know how it is now and love to discuss these topics! (I’m probably doing a whole post about tourism in India as well.)
But I’m going too far off topic, let’s get back into our wandering mood to discover the Qutb Shahi Tombs! The tombs itself consist of great domes, mounted on cubical bases. Great here is a bit of an understatement actually, as you can see in the pictures, for me they were more like mini Taj Mahals each one with beautiful decorations and sometimes even some paint left on them. The finest and biggest one is that of Mohammed Quli, the founder of Hyderabad, standing 42m tall on a platform near the edge of the complex. It’s this one, in particular, you can see from Golkonda Fort.
Because of the small number of tourists and overall people on site, the atmosphere there was really serene and relaxing. You could see locals going here to meet up and have small picnics, mix in eating food at a local restaurant nearby and you have the perfect end to your day trip if you ask me!
Stay tuned for the next post!