Qutb Shahi Tombs

Qutb Shahi tombs (Qutub Shahi tombs) – tombs of the Qutb Shahi sultans (all except the last one from the dynasty), from 16-17th century, located in the vicinity of the Golconda Fort in Hyderabad, India.



Nearby:

Golconda Fort

See also:

Hyderabad


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Hussain Sagar and Lumbini Park

Hussain Sagar – a heart-shaped lake located between the centre of Hyderabad and its twin city Secunderabad, build in 1563 by by Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah, on a tributary of the Musi river. With the area of 5.7 km2. In the middle of the lake there is an artificial island (Gibraltar Rock) with an 18-meter high monolithic statue of the Gautama Buddha (carved for 2 years by 200 people, erected in 1992).

Adjacent to lake Hussain Sagar there is a small public park: Lumbini Park (T. Anjaiah Lumbini Park), constructed in 1994, with a jetty,  laser auditorium, multimedia fountain show.



Nearby:

Birla Mandir

See also:

Hyderabad


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Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort / Golconda (in Telugu “Golla Konda” – “Shepherds’ Hill”) – a fortified citadel in Hyderabad, India and former capital city of the Qutb Shahi dynasty (until 1591, when the capital was shifted to Hyderabad) . Trade centre of large diamonds (“Golconda Diamonds”), thanks to its location close to Kollur Mine and other diamond mines. Originally built as a mud fort known as Mankal, fortified between 14th-17th centuries.

Golconda Fort is a complex of four district forts, with palaces, halls, mosques, temples, stables, gardens, a hill top pavilion Bala Hissar (130 m) and an outer wall (10 km), 87 bastions, 8 gateways, 4 drawbridges. The most famous – for its acoustic system – is the Fateh Darwaza (Victory Gate), the sound coming from here can be heard at Bala Hissar – 1 km away.

Tombs of the Qutb Shahi kings are located in the vicinity of the fort.



Ξ Golconda Fort at tTelangana Tourism webpage


Nearby:

Qutb Shahi tombs

See also:

Hyderabad


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