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“Where the rulers of the paradise come to rest”
Review of Paigah Tombs

Paigah Tombs
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Hyderabad Day Tour: British Residency, Paigah Tombs and BadShahi Ashukhana
Ranked #45 of 250 things to do in Hyderabad
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

What strikes when you enter the Paigah tombs is the tranquility that welcomes you. Interned here are people who were served by battalions of soldiers and servants yet the melancholic solitude pierces through your heart and tel you that hard fact of life " you may live among millions but you rest alone".

In a nonchalant bye lane where the residents are least concerned about the history around lies few people who lead once of the most glorious personal and social life which made even emperors jealous. What attracts a visitor is in intrinsic art work and caligraphy displayed in the building. To appreciate the place a little knowledge of the history of Hyderabad is required. PAIGAHs are the foremost aristocratic family in the social pyramid of Nizam era Hyderabad , rich more than several maharajas and were paramount palace builders. Their loyalty to the NIZAM was iron strong . An example : A Paigah noble is believed to have refused to bow before the might British Emperor during the Delhi Durbar because his own ruler NIZAM was around. His logic was he cannot serve two masters and he would stick his loyalty to his NIZAM. NIzams rewarded this loyaly with close marital relationships and huge tax collection rights.

Standing next to the tomb of Vicar ul umra, one can only lower the head when once knows that the great FALAKNUMA, PAIAGAH palaces and Vicar manzil are made by him. HIs generosity and thirst for fine life has made quite a few unbelievable folklore which facts will vouch that are true. The garden around is neglected but the care taker by his personal interest is trying to garner funds from government through few public interest litigation filed before courts.

One can only leave the place with a sigh that the where the rulers of the paradise come to rest may be taken cared slightly better and will retain its importance in the list of the archaeological department.

5  Thank asmterrace
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

The tombs are off the beaten track and difficult to find, but are very beautiful once you're there. I really enjoyed this set of tombs, and am very glad I went. It might be difficult to get to if you're crunched for time.

Many of the auto drivers don't know this location, and we had to drive around a bit to find it. Make sure you're clear you want Paigah Tombs in Santosh Nagar and not Qutb Shahi Tombs, because the auto I was with thought I wanted to go to Qutb Shahi.

1  Thank BlueFinTuna12
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

I went to these tombs as part of a day tour with Detours, they are well worth a visit. Beautiful carvings and exquisite detail. I would recommend going here to compare with the Qutub Shahi tombs as the style is different, but they are the equal to each other in magnificence. Go with a guide if you want to learn...What tessellation's! Wow, absolutely spell bound seeing them, each one different from the other. A must for all you architects and designers.

This one of the best place for visit when you are in hyderabad and you love the history of India and relation with islam.The aristocratic Paigah family, purportedly descendents of the second Caliph of Islam, were fierce loyalists of the nizams, serving as statespeople, philanthropists and generals under and alongside them.

These tombs of the former rulers of Hyderabad are spectacular. It is worth it to see them as well as the very different Qotb Shahi tombs. The architecture is unique with interesting ostrich egg and pineapple motifs in different places. The caretaker/guide is great and is excellent about pointing out the best "photo opportunities

2  Thank vibha123
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

I went to these tombs as part of a day tour with Detours, they are well worth a visit. Beautiful carvings and exquisite detail. I would recommend going here to compare with the Qutub Shahi tombs as the style is different, but they are the equal to each other in magnificence. Go with a guide if you want to learn the history as there's not much info at the tombs.

These like other historical places are undergoing some restoration.

2  Thank CClark76
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

What tessellation's! Wow, absolutely spell bound seeing them, each one different from the other. A must for all you architects and designers.

Thank Amit S
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