Qutb Shahi Tombs


Gol Gumbaz is the most famous monument in Vijayapura. It is the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah (ruled 16271657). It is the second largest dome ever built, next in size only to St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

How many tombs does Qutb Shahi have?

seven tombs
It houses seven tombs dedicated to the former kings of Golconda. The tombs are dome like structures built on a square base. This is again surrounded by pointed arches. Each tomb is of quadrangular shape and rises around 9 to 15 meters above the terrace.

Who built the Qutub Shahi Tombs?

The tomb was built in 1543 A.D. by the Sultan, during his lifetime, as was the custom. Near the tomb of Sultan Quli is that of his son, Jamsheed, the second in the line of Qutb Shahi sultans. Built in 1550 A.D., this is the only Qutb Shahi tomb which has not been fashioned from shining black basalt.

Who built 7 tombs?

Qutb Shahi Tombs – The Seven Tombs of the Qutb Shahi Rulers of Hyderabad, India. Where the founding rulers of Hyderabad rest in peace, remains a quiet and peaceful park of mausoleums in the bustling city.

What is the importance of Qutub Shahi Tombs?

They are imposing marvels of architectural excellence that stand as the reminders of the glory of Golconda kings who are buried at the same spot. Built by the Qutub Shahis, these tombs are considered to be among the oldest historical monuments of Hyderabad. These tombs are present in a large group on a raised platform.

Who ended Qutub Shahi?

sultan Abul Hasan Qutb Shah
The dynasty came to an end in 1687 during the reign of its seventh sultan Abul Hasan Qutb Shah, when the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb arrested and jailed Abul Hasan for the rest of his life in Daulatabad, incorporating Golconda into the Mughal empire.

What was Qutub Shahi king called?

Ibrahim Qutb Shah Wali (1518 5 June 1580), also known by his Telugu names Malki BhaRama and Ibharama Cakravarti, was the fourth ruler of the kingdom of Golconda in southern India. He was the first of the Qutb Shahi dynasty to use the title “Sultan”.
Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah Wali
Religion Sunni Islam
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Who built the first tomb in India?

(As per the historians) Built around 1231 AD by Iltutmish over the mortal remains of his eldest son. It is considered as the start of Tomb building in India, this is situated in the South Wast part of New Delhi.

Who built the 1st floor of Qutub Minar?

Qutbu’d-Din Aibak laid the foundation of Minar in AD 1199 for the use of the mu’azzin (crier) to give calls for prayer and raised the first storey, to which were added three more storeys by his successor and son-in-law, Shamsu’d-Din Iltutmish (AD 1211-36).

Who built Qutub mosque?

Qutb-ud-din Aibak
‘Might of Islam’) mosque, also known as the Qutub Mosque or the Great Mosque of Delhi, was commissioned by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, founder of the Mamluk or Slave dynasty and built using spolia from 27 temples.


Humayun’s Tomb was built in the 1560’s, with the patronage of Humayun’s son, the great Emperor Akbar. Persian and Indian craftsmen worked together to build the garden-tomb, far grander than any tomb built before in the Islamic world.


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