7 Rare Architectures To See In Hyderabad, India

March 10, 2016

Hyderabad is one of India's fastest growing Indian cities. Though it has a modern look, Hyderabad is known for its rich history, food and culture. You can easily book your flight from Malaysia to fly into Hyderabad. Book your flights cheap from Expedia Malaysia.

Hyderabad, India

You see different ancient architecture in Hyderabad which dates back to even 14th century. Visit rare tombs, town squares and plazas, mosques, palaces, forts, city gates, clock towers and many more. Here we see some of the rare architecture that you should not miss if you visit Hyderabad. 

1.    Qutb Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad

There are an elegant series of tombs all over the city of Hyderabad. Qutb Shahi tombs and Paigah tombs are worth a visit. Qutb Shahi Tombs are the tombs of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. These lie to the northwest of Golconda fort. There are more than 20 tombs in one place and it is actually famous for “Seven tombs of the Qutb Shahi rulers”. They have a common form, an onion dome, on top of a cube, surrounded by an ornamental arcade. Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, who was the founder of Hyderabad, had the grandest of  the tombs and it was built in 1612.

Paigah Tombs

2.    Paigah Tombs

Paigah tombs or Maqhbara Shams al-Umara are the tombs belonging to the Paigah noble family. It is spread over 30-40 acres of land and was built around the 18th century. The tombs are known for its marvelous carvings and lattice work. Paigah tombs are located 10 kms from the heart of the city. You could hire a local taxi or an auto-rickshaw or also board a bus from the nearest bus depot.

3.    Charminar

Charminar formed the square or center of the city and it acted as a formal approach to the royal palace in the 16th century. Now Charminar is the city emblem and symbol. The notable feature are the 4 minarets which has spiral staircases which rises 160 feet above the ground. The structure is made of plaster and stone and has survived 4 centuries. You should not miss visiting the Choodi Bazaar which is a very popular market for bangles.

4.    Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort is one of the most magnificent forts in India. It is about 800 years old and is located 11 kms from Hyderabad. The fort stretches to 10 kms and it is said to be an engineering marvel. One hand clap at a certain point could be heard at the highest point of the pavilion almost a km away. This was said to be used as a warning for the royals incase of an attack. Each night at 7 p.m. there is a sound and light show which you can watch.

5.    Falaknama Palace

If you want to see a palace, you should make a visit to the Falaknama palace. Though it is not open for general public, you can book a day tour and you can see the captivating palace. This palace has now been converted into a hotel. The Nizams ruled Hyderabad for two centuries and of the 17 palaces that they had in Hyderabad, this was their favorite. Huge chandeliers, marble, wood adorn the palace. The single dining table can seat 101 people. The palace is 2000 feet above the ground level and the sunrise and sunset from the hotel is spectacular.

Secunderabad Clock tower

6.    Secunderabad Clock tower

This clock tower is 120 feet high and was constructed in 1860 by the British officers posted during this time in Secunderabad. It is located in a 10 acre park. You can drive by to have a look at this tower.

7.    Mecca Masjid

Mecca or Makkah Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad. It is located near Charminar. The prayer hall is above 75 feet and can house 10000 people. The structure is built in granite and has beautiful interiors. The arches embellish frescoes and floral motifs.

There are many more monuments and architectural splendors in Hyderabad which is worth a visit. Plan for a stay of at least 2-3 days and experience the historical Hyderabad.

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27 comments

  1. interesting place to visit, no go there before.
    shall let my dear know of this place.

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    1. It is indeed an interesting place to visit

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  2. honestly i have not heard of Hyderabad, but the tombs there look pretty unique. worth travelling to this place one day!

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    1. Me too. i just knew about this place. It should get more and more exposure

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  3. nice view. the architecture was awesome. love the mystique feel.

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    1. It feels like we are the king right :D

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  4. Looks like a great history places to visit. Will book it at my calendar now a must to go places.

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    1. True that. I would want to go here one day too

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  5. Teringin gak nak pergi, insyaAllah suatu hari nanti. Perhaps honeymoon kat sini kan hahaha

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    1. Rawlins!!! tahniah. hope u pergi honeymoon sini jugak ehehehhee

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  6. this place is so gorgeous I really do want to go there and see it in person one fine day

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    1. This is kind of a really new place of interest. not so many people know about this place yet

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  7. Nice! was wondering if youre an architectural graduate? Cause im one :D

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    1. Hhahahhaa, no. i am an IT graduate :D

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  8. Been there...study there...what they said about golconda fort is true..try it already...and one more interesting things is, they had the whisper hall...u can whisper from one corner, and can be heard at the other corner... 😊

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    1. Wah kak alyza study dekat sini dulu? Seronoknye. mesti habis satu tempat ni akak travel kan

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  9. This place is so beautiful and love their architecture. The Qutb Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad is stunning.

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    1. True that. I never thought this place can be so stunning

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  10. Not yet been to India before, will bookmark this for my travel reference :)

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    1. great. Do share your experience if you go there someday

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  11. Hyderabad memang cantik. wajib pergi kalau pergi india. ada hotel castle dekat sana yg masuk dlm wishlist. hehe

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    1. memang kene masuk wishlist ni. Rasa rugi kalau tak pergi

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  12. Not been there but will certainly put it into my bucket list. And this year looks like a good year of bucket list coming true starting with a trip this week.

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    1. Wah, great to hear you're going to travel soon. have a nice trip ya

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  13. HI,

    this is amazing post we did't know about Qutb Shahi Tombs

    Regards
    Rosy

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    1. Hi Rosy, i just knew about these places too :D

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  14. The architecture was awesome. This place is so beautiful and love their architecture.....

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