Paigah Tombs Timings:
10.00 AM to 5.00 PM.
Entry is Fee in Paigah Tombs:
Paigah Tombs are located in Santosh Nagar, Charminar, popular tourism place to visit in Hyderabad.
The paigahs who married the daughters of the Nizams were the noblest in the princely state of Hyderabad, after the Nizams family. Paigahs was the only noble family that the Sultan allowed them to have their private army.
The Paigah / Maqhbara Shams al-Umara tombs have been decorated with exceptionally elaborate geometric patterns and carefully created designs. These tombs have been skillfully carved and their inlaid mosaic is impressive. The famous work of “Jali” makes it even more attractive. Each tomb was designed differently, with a unique style and design. Each Paigah tomb is composed of an elaborate roof and marble fences decorated with exemplary geometric and floral patterns. However, if you look closely, you may notice the difference in design between the graves. The semicircular arches, which represent Indian architecture, are also visible here.
Spread over an area of 30 to 40 acres, the origin of the tombs of Paigah dates back to the end of the 18th century. One of Hyderabad’s most popular tourist spots, the Tombs of Paigah are known for their architectural excellence. The tombs, one of the best examples of Indo-Sarcenic architecture, present a fine blend of Asaf Jah and Rajputani style architecture. Built in white marble, the tombs of Paigah captivate visitors with intricately designed interiors.Paigah Tombs are located in Santosh Nagar, Charminar, popular tourism place to visit in Hyderabad.
Paigahs tombs decorated with a crafted geometrical pattern design. The tomb has a talent and skilfully carved and their inlaid mosaic tile work is breathtaking and you can also see the jail work makes it more attractive. There is a unique and different style of design for each and every tomb. Mostly the tomb consists of elaborate covering and marble fences which are adorned with geometrical and floral designs. When you visit this place you can identify different designs of tomb with semi circular arches, representing Indian architecture.
At the entrance of the tombs, you can find iron tablet with inscriptions about paigah lineage. There is another key feature of these tombs is that they demonstrate the royal family tree. Abdul Fateh Khan Tegh Jung founded paigah nobility who had served the second Nizam. The title of ‘shams-ul-umra’ which means the sun amongst the masses was bestowed to him by Nizam. In the year of 1786 Abdul Fateh Khan Tegh Jung was buried at the entrance of the complex and the tomb of teng jung presents a fascinate architecture with exquisite lattice work with a massive canopy. Later it is renovated by his son Amir E Kabir.
It came to be known as paiagh tomb which becomes the last resting abode of the other members of the family well. paiagh tomb had primary nobility in the court of Nizams. Some of the tombs are of Sultan-ul-Mulk, Shams-ul-Umra, Zaheer yar Jung, Sir Viqar-ul-Umara, Sir Khursheed Jah, Asman Jah and some other family members. paigah tomb is nothing less than a wonder ,their detailed interiors with meticulously decorated walls, with lattice work and a wide array of exotic designs and fascinating architecture and association with the history of Hyderabad and some royal periods. These are the few reasons to visit paigah tombs. Except on Friday you can visit these tombs on all other days from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Paigah Tombs Address:
Qalender Nagar Road,
Phone: 1800 4254 6464