Qutub Shahi dynasty were ruling the famous kingdom of Golconda in southern India from 1518 to 1687. The tombs of seven Qutub Shahi rulers is located in the Ibrahim Bagh which is located closer to Golconda fort. They lie about a kilometer north of outer perimeter fencing of Golconda fort’s. The seven kings whose tombs are Sultan Quli Qutb Shah, Jamsheed Quli Qutub Shah, Subhan Quli Qutub Shah, Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah, Muhammed Quli Qutub Shah, Abdullah Qutub Shah and Abul Hasan Qutub Shah.

Qutub Shahi Tombs
Ibrahim Bagh contains galleries of tombs among which smaller tombs are of single story building and larger ones are of two storied. The domes when constructed was overlaid with blue and green tiles but as of now only few pieces remains.

The tombs displays a discrete style which is a mixture Persian, Hindi and Pathan forms. The tombs are famously carved with stonework work and are surrounded by landscaped gardens. To distinguish between the tombs of the Sultans from other members of the royal family golden spires are fitted. During their rule, these tombs were held in great care and presence. Ever since after their reign those tombs were neglected till Sir Salar Jun III ordered for the quick restoration in the early 19th century and he build a garden around with a compound wall.

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Sultan Quli Qutub ul Mulk’s tomb sets the style example of the tombs of his descendants. Ibrahim Bagh also has the twin-tombs of two physicians of Sultan Abdullah – Nizamuddin Ahmed Gilani and Abdul Jabbar Gilani which were built in 1651. To the west of the tombs there is dargah of Hussain Shah Wali, the Sufi Saint.

On January - 18 - 2015

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