Qutub Shahi Tombs

qutub shahi tombs

Qutub Shahi Tombs

The tombs of the Qutub Shahi kings, who ruled the kingdom of Golconda from 1518 to 1687, are located about 2 kms from the Golconda Fort.

Jamsheed Quli Qutub Shah

Jamsheed Quli Qutub Shah, the second Qutub Shahi ruler of Golconda, ruled from 1543 to 1550. He was a cruel ruler, who killed his own father and blinded his brother who was the heir to the throne.

Qutub Shahi Tombs
Tomb of Jamsheed Quli Qutub Shah

Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah

Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah, the 3rd king of the Qutub Shahis, lived in exile in Vijayanagara during his brother’s reign. He took the throne after Jamsheed’s death. He later confederated with the Bahmani sultans in the Talikota war of 1565 and killed Aliya Ramaraya who had sheltered him during his exile.

Tomb of Ibrahim Kuli Kutub Shah
Tomb of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah

Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah

Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth sultan of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, founded the city of Hyderabad and built the famous Charminar. His reign of 31 years was the high point the dynasty.

Tomb of Mohd Kuli Kutub Shah
Tomb of Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah

Sultan Abdullah Qutub Shahi

Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah was the sixth ruler of the Qutub Shahis and ruled from 1611 to 1625.

Tomb of Sultan Abdullah Kutub Shai
Tomb of Sultan Abdullah Qutub Shahi

Tomb of Sultan Abdullah Kutub Shahi
Inside the tomb of Sultan Abdullah Qutub Shahi

He married Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah’s daughter Hayat Bakshi Begum in 1607.

Tomb of  Hayati Bakshi Begum
Tomb of Hayati Bakshi Begum

Mirza Nizamuddin Ahmed

Tomb of Mirza Nizamuddin Ahmed
Tomb of Mirza Nizamuddin Ahmed

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