Interesting facts about Paigah tombs

• Paigahs who married girls from the Nizams was the only noble family that had been authorized by the Sultan to have his private army.
• Paigahs who married girls from the Nizams was the only noble family that had been authorized by the Sultan to have his private army.
Paigah tombs has demonstration of the royal family tree.
• These tombs are 200 years old and represent the last resting places of several generations of Paigah Nobles. paigah tombs

About Paigah tombs

Paigah Tombs or Maqhbara Shams al-Umara, are the tombs belonging to the Paigah family, ferocious loyalists of the Nizams, who were members of the state, philanthropists and generals by their side. The tombs of Paigah are among the main wonders of the Hyderabad city, known for their excellent architecture, as evidenced by their mosaics and craftsmanship. The Paigah is located in a quiet area 4 km south-east of Charminar Hyderabad, in the Pisal banda suburb, in a small lane opposite the Owasi Hospital near Santosh Nagar. These tombs are made of lime and mortar with magnificent inlaid marble sculptures. These tombs are 200 years old and represent the last resting places of several generations of Paigah Nobles. Distributed over an area of 30 to 40 acres, the origin of the Paigah tombs dates back to the late 18th century. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Hyderabad, the Paigah Tombs are known for their excellent architecture. One among the best examples of Indo Saracenic architecture, the tombs presents a beautiful mix of Asaf Jah and Rajputani architectural style. Built in white marble, Paigah’s tombs captivate visitors with intricate interiors. Paigahs who married girls from the Nizams were the highest nobles in the princely state of Hyderabad after Nizams’ family. Paigahs was the only noble family that had been authorized by the Sultan to have his private army.

Paigah tombs History

The nobility Paigah was founded by Abdul Fateh Khan Tegh Jung who had served the 2nd Nizam. The title of “Shams-ul-umra” which means that the sun among the masses was granted to him by the Nizam. Abdul Fateh Khan Tegh Jung was then buried at the entrance of the complex in the year of 1786. Teng Jung’s tomb displays fascinating architecture with exquisite trellis work with a massive canopy. It was renovated by his son Amir E Kabir. It was called Paigah Tombs, which became the last resting place for the rest of the family. The tombs of Paigah have graves of many members of the family. These members also had a primary nobility in the Nizams court. Some of the tombs are of Sultan-ul-Mulk, Asman Jah, Shams-ul-Umra, Sir Viqar-ul-Umara, Zaheer yar Jung, Sir Khursheed Jah and others. paigah tombs

Paigah tombs Architecture:

The Paigah tombs were decorated with exceptionally designed geometric patterns and carefully crafted patterns. These tombs have been carefully carved and their mosaic inlaid with mosaic tiles is breathtaking. The famous work ‘Jali’ makes it even more attractive. Each tomb was designed differently, giving rise to a unique style and design. Each of Paigah’s tombs consists of an elaborate cover and marble fences adorned with exemplary geometric and floral motifs. However, if you observe carefully, you will see the difference between the graves. Semicircular arches, representing Indian architecture, are also seen here. At the entrance to the tombs there is an piece of iron with inscriptions on the Paigah line. Songs and tributes have also been printed on epitaphs. Another key feature of these tombs is that they demonstrate the royal family tree. The beauty of the Paigah tombs is nothing but a marvel, their interiors elaborated with meticulously decorated walls, adorned with trellis work and a wide range of exotic designs, their fascinating architecture and their association with history Hyderabad and the royal period. These are just a few reasons to visit Paigah’s tombs. You can visit these tombs every day, except on Friday. To visit the tombs of Paigah, the schedules take place from 10 am to 5 pm.

Entry Fee Of Paigah tombs: There is NO entry fee to visit Paigah tombs.
Timings Of Paigah tombs: Paigah Tombs will be opened everyday from 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM (except on Friday).
Location Of Paigah tombs: Qalender Nagar Road, Santosh Nagar, Kanchan Bagh, Hyderabad, Telangana, Pin 500059
How To Reach: Located in the city area vistors have easy access to this place. This place near to Charminar you can visit this place by Bus, cab or Auto richshaw, Own vehicle.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paigah_Tombs