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Paigah Tomb, Hyderabad, Telangana

Paigah tombs in Hyderabad are located at Santoshnagar, 10 kilometers from the city center. The tomb is a wonderful piece of architecture. It has got marvelous carvings of marble.

The Paigah tombs of Hyderabad are basically the tombs of the Paigah noble family and are constructed according to the generations. The Paigah noble family enjoyed a close intimacy with the the Nizams. They thereby used to have a conspicuous position in the society. They were entrusted with the responsibility of vigilance, security as well as of the defense of the state. Among the Paigah nobles the notable ones whose tombs have been constructed here are:

  • Asman Jah
  • Viqar-ul-Umara and
  • Shams-ul-Umara

Paigah tombs of Hyderabad will take you to the old days when Abdul Fateh Khan Tegh Jung established the Paigah nobility. He used to render service to the second Nizam, who was on the throne between 1760 and 1803. The Nizam honored him with the title of Shams-ul-Umra, that is "the Sun among the masses" which was of great prestige.

Tegh Jung was buried in 1786 at the complex of the Paigah tombs. You will find an iron plaque at the main entry point of the complex which reveals the Paigah heritage.

The Paigahs, apart from being efficient administrators were nevertheless great patrons of fine arts, literature and sports. The other contemporary rulers as well as the ordinary people had a tremendous love and respect for the Paigahs.

The Paigah tombs at Hyderabad are wonderful pieces of extraordinary craftsmanship that is evident from the beautifully laid mosaic works. The people over here takes pride that the geometrical patterns followed in the designing of these exquisite tombs are unique and not seen anywhere else in the world.

You can reach the Paigah tombs simply by the local transport within the Hyderabad city.

Location of Paigah Tomb, Hyderabad, Telangana

Paigah Tombs - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressQalender Nagar Rd, Santosh Nagar, Kanchan Bagh, Hyderabad, Telangana - 500058
Entry Fee :No entry fee
Timings :Visiting Hours - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Days When ClosedFriday
Photography allowed or notAllowed
Nearest railway stationKacheguda Railway Station

Last Updated on : May 26, 2015