About the walk

If you find yourself in Hyderabad, you must pay a visit the Golconda Fort. To the north of the fort and its Banjara Darwaza (Gate of Gypsies) lie a series of tombs and mosques built by the kings of the Qutub Shahi dynasty. The Qutub Shahis originally migrated to India from Iran. They established the Golconda Sultanate in the 16th century and adopted the regional culture of the Deccan, earning them the title of ‘Telugu Sultans’.  These rulers patronised an amalgamation of Indian and Persian architectural styles, and built various monuments such as the Charminar, Golconda Fort and the Qutub Shahi tombs. It was custom for each ruler to build his own tomb during his lifetime. Sultan Quli Qutub Mulk’s tomb, built in AD 1543 by the sultan himself, set an example for his descendants to follow. The area is full of the tombs of unknown rulers. This walk will transport you to the era of the Qutub Shahis, who left an indelible mark on the history of Golconda.

This guided tour is free.

 

 

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Meeting Time
03:15 pm
Qutub Shahi Tombs - Tales of a Bygone Era
Sunday
14 Jul

Walk Leader

Malay Mandal
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Duration

03:30 pm - 05:30 pm

Meeting Time03:15 pm

Meeting Point

Zeeshan Café, In front of the Qutub Shahi tombs

MediumEnglish, Hindi

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About the Walk

If you find yourself in Hyderabad, you must pay a visit the Golconda Fort. To the north of the fort and its Banjara Darwaza (Gate of Gypsies) lie a series of tombs and mosques built by the kings of the Qutub Shahi dynasty. The Qutub Shahis originally migrated to India from Iran. They established the Golconda Sultanate in the 16th century and adopted the regional culture of the Deccan, earning them the title of ‘Telugu Sultans’.  These rulers patronised an amalgamation of Indian and Persian architectural styles, and built various monuments such as the Charminar, Golconda Fort and the Qutub Shahi tombs. It was custom for each ruler to build his own tomb during his lifetime. Sultan Quli Qutub Mulk’s tomb, built in AD 1543 by the sultan himself, set an example for his descendants to follow. The area is full of the tombs of unknown rulers. This walk will transport you to the era of the Qutub Shahis, who left an indelible mark on the history of Golconda.

This guided tour is free.

 

 

Please Note

  • Paid parking is available near the main gate of the Qutub Shahi tombs. Parking fees are to be borne by the participants. The fees are Rs 10 for two-wheelers and Rs 20 for four-wheelers.
  • Photography is allowed (both mobile camera and SLR). The fee for photography is Rs 50 and has to be borne by the participants themselves.
  • An entry fee of Rs 10 per head is to be paid by each participant.
  • Carry a bottle of water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Carry an umbrella as it is summer/monsoon time.

Nearest Metro/Bus Station

Tolichowki, Brand Factory

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