Raymond Tomb



The Raymond Tomb is one of the popular tourist spots in the city of Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh, India. It highlights the historical aspect of the city.

The Raymond Tomb is the tomb of the famous military commander of Hyderabad, Michel Joachin Marie Raymond. He was loved and admired greatly by the people of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The Tomb of Raymond was erected in order to commemorate the much-respected Raymond.

The Raymond Tomb in Secunderabad is situated towards the east, on a small hill. It is made from black granite stone. Conical in shape, the tomb is 10 inches in height. It is about 60 m in length and 30 m is breadth. At a distance of about 1 km from the Raymond Tomb, there is a French garden that has traces of army barracks.

A French mercenary, Raymond was a good friend of Nizam Ali Khan. The Nizam offered him the post of Amir-I-Jinsi, which means the designation of Controller of Ordinance. Popular among both the Hindus and the Muslims, Michel Joachin Marie Raymond was one of the most honored persons in the twin cities of Secunderabad and Hyderabad.

The Raymond Tomb of Secunderabad remains open on all days except for Fridays. The time to visit the Tomb is from 9.30 in the morning to 4.30 in the afternoon.

Among the other excursions from Secunderabad, a tour to the Raymond Tomb is a good option and is preferred by most of the tourists, especially those who have an interest in the history of this city.