May 20, 2008

The Resting Place Of A Dynasty

The Qutb Shahi Tombs - one of the most beautiful places in Hyderabad, that's where the entire Qutb Shahi dynasty is buried. The tombs are grand and imposing, with their arches, minars and domes, intricate carvings, and Persian inscriptions. The grandest of all is the tomb of Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, who founded the city of Hyderabad. Read this sweet story that is told about him.

5 comments:

  1. nice ... black and white brings out the mood of the tombs.

    must admit its one of my favorite things to do on a sunday morning in hyderabad - a stroll among the ruins.

    here are a few photographs I took there http://flickr.com/search/?q=tomb&w=11748899%40N00

    its a great place for photography if you dont mind ploughing through a few bushes :)

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  2. hi arfi
    thank you! i checked out your photo stream...gorgeous pictures! i particularly love the ones of the corridor and the broken door, and the one with the tomb in the distance.

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  3. i like the door opener. really do.

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