Sunday, 31 May 2015

Paigah Tombs in Hyderabad - Paigah Tombs Pictures

Paigah Tombs in Hyderabad

Paigah Tombs in Hyderabad are located at Phisal Banda, nearer to Santosh Nagar (the route where you can find Owasi Hospital and Care Hospital). These Paigah Tombs are known to have now attracted the attention of the visitors who visit Hyderabad for holidays. It has now become a place where you can find a large number of tourists. Years back, this place was not as popular as it is today. Now, it is frequented by many people. 

A little about Paigah Tombs in Hyderabad 

Paigah Tombs have got another name which is not very popular. The other name is Maqhbara Shums Ul Umra. If you ask any local Hyderabadi here to guide you to Maghbara Shums Ul Umra then that local Hyderabadi may not direct you. The answers you may get may be follows: "Sorry, I do not know." "Sorry, what did you say, which Maghbara?" "Sorry, I have never heard of this place any time." "Is this really in our city, I do not think so" etc. This tombs are better known as Paigah Tombs only. In fact, you will see at the entrance, the board which will read as follows "Paigah Tombs."

Paigah Tombs Entrance

Plan of Paigah Tombs In Hyderabad

Paigah Tombs

Paigah Tombs - Steps


Right or Left of Paigah Tombs

On left hand side of the main tombs



Paigah Tombs Stucco Work Pineapple Shape

Closer look of the stucco work

Paigah Tombs

Tombs in a row

Another view of the paigah tombs in a row

Other pictures of Paigah Tombs

Paigah Tombs Walls View

Paigah walls views

Paigah Toms doors

Close view of the opened door of the paigah tombs

picture of one of the tombs of the paigah tombs

Picture of the top view of one of the tombs of the paigah tombs

Another view of the tombs


These are the tombs which belong to the nobility of he Shums Ul Umrahi Family or not to confuse you, the reader here, with such a big name,  Paigah Family. These tombs are a fine example of the art and architecture of the Nizam's Kingdom. The style is excellently unique. Nothing can match, really. History has it that the these magnificent tombs were constructed in the eighteenth century, around 1787. They were constructed by Nawab Taig Jung Bahadur. In the 19th century, a few of the addtions were made by many other nobles such as Sir Asman Jah, Sir Vikar Ul Umra and Sir Khurshid Jah. 

Something about the design of the Paigah Tombs 

These tombs are known for their remarkable design. Yes, they were artfully adorned or decorated with or in stucco work. These tombs represent very typical style of art and architecture which is, in fact, a mixture of the Persian, Greek, Moghal, Rajasthani, Asaf Jahi or typically Deccani style of architecture. The visitors can see matchless geometrical designs which really are exemplary. These geometrical patterns are flawlessly perforated with the screens which reveals quality craftsmanship.

Other pictures of the paigah tombs

Other photographs of paigah tombs

Distance from Charminar to Paigah Tombs

If you are at well-known historical place in the city that is Charminar then after your visit to other nearest, tourist places such as Mecca Masjid, Laad Bazaar, Chowmohalla Palace etc, you can head towards this great tombs. The distance is not much. You can easily reach this place well within 20 minutes of time. If you are driving on your own then you can follow Google route map to reach here. Or you can ask your tour guide to take you to the place. Many a times, it happens that the tour guides do not include this place in the list of the tourist attractions because it is far into the bylanes of the old city area (or because many of the tourists often do not want to go that inside the old city area) but the real excitement of the tour lies in visiting places which exhibit the real history of the city or the life of the city.

Other pictures or photographs of the Paigah Tombs, please, take a look at our next post on Paigah Tombs Photos. 

Follow by Email