Paigah Tombs or Maqhbara Shums Ul Umra, Hyderabad, Telangana

January 10, 2015 - Telangana, Tombs, Tourist Centers
Paigah Tombs or Maqhbara Shums Ul Umra, Hyderabad, Telangana

There are many tombs in India which became a stunning feature of our country. These tombs are used to preserve the remains of the dead people; these are buildings which are constructed in such a way that it encloses the burial chamber. Most of the tombs in India were built by the early Muslim in memory of their beloved ones.  Paigah tomb is one of the important tombs in our country. The features of this great tomb is outstanding, let us go through the details of the Paigah tombs.

This tomb is also known by the name Maqhbara Shums Ul Umra , which is dedicated to the Shums Ul Umra family also known as Paigah family. The Paigah tomb is situated at Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh). The design of the structure makes this tomb unique. Let check the historical importance of this tomb.

As told earlier tombs and other structures of the past helped us to decipher the details about our forefathers. The construction of this massive structure was completed in the year 1787 and the Nawab Taig Jung Bahadur was the person who had started the construction later on it was carried on by Amir e Kabir. Later on in the year 1880 many new additions were added to the tomb by Sir Kurshid Jah, Sir Asman Jah, and Sir Vikram Ul Umra. Various members of the Paigah family are cremated in these Tombs.

The design of the Paigah tomb is a blend of different styles like Persian, Mughal, the Greek, Deccani, Asaf jahi and Rajasthani style of design. The stucco works which is used to decorate the buildings substantiate this fact. This Pigah tomb complex has around 27 tombs where the members of the paigah family were cremated. Many geometrical designs can be seen in the tomb which makes it different from other tombs; these designs are closed with perforated screens. These structures were constructed by Amir e Kabir 1. Later on some new additions were made which incorporated the chowkhandis of marbles. These designs make it a stunning structure which attracts a lot of visitors every year. These tombs gave us a chance to travel through our past and also reflect the skills of the early builders. The wealth of the Paigah family can also be seen in the works which is used to design the structure.

The tomb will be opened on all days except Friday and it will be opened from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. No money is collected as entry fee from the travellers visiting the tomb. Don’t miss a chance to visit this stunning tomb where our past resides. Since it is located in Hyderabad it will be easy for the people to reach this place. Enough facilities are available which would help the travellers to fulfil their basic needs like Food, Water and stay backs. The closest airport is the Rajiv Gandhi international airport which is located at Hyderabad. Yakutpurak Railway station is the closest railway station and bus services are available which could take you to the tomb.