Qutb Shahi Tombs

sights / Historic

Lonely Planet review

These graceful domed tombs sit serenely in landscaped gardens about 1.5km northwest of the Golconda Fort entrance. Seven of the nine Qutb Shahi rulers were buried here, as well as members of the royal family and respected citizens, from entertainers to doctors. You could easily spend half a day here taking photos and wandering in and out of the mausoleums. The upper level of Mohammed Quli’s tomb, reached via a narrow staircase, has good views of the area. The Qutb Shahi Tombs booklet (₹20) is available at the ticket counter.

The tombs are an easy walk from the fort; alternatively, take bus 80S or 142K, or an autorickshaw (about ₹30). From town, take bus 142M from Nampally or Setwin bus 66 from Charminar.