Pinsteps. Paigah Tombs

The Paigah Tombs, also known as Maqhbara Shums Ul Umra, are a set of magnificent tombs located in Hyderabad, India, representing some of the finest examples of architectural brilliance and intricate craftsmanship. They were built by the noble Paigah family, who were fierce loyalists and close aides to the Nizams, the royal rulers of Hyderabad.

The tombs date back to the late 18th century and are the final resting place of various members of the Paigah family, including the founder, Abdul Fateh Khan Tegh Jung, and his descendants. The complex is spread over a 30-40 acre area and includes more than 30 tombs of Paigah nobles.

The most striking feature of the Paigah Tombs is the exquisite stucco work, which shows a significant influence of Mughal, Persian, Deccani, and Rajasthani style of architecture. The tombs are adorned with beautiful geometric patterns and stunning motifs of flowers and vines, made out of lime and mortar.

One of the most distinctive aspects of these tombs is the intricate jali work (lattice designs) on marble, which is rarely found in the architecture of that period. The carvings and the mosaic tiles used to decorate the tombs showcase the craftsmanship of the artisans of that era.

Despite their historical and architectural significance, the Paigah Tombs remained relatively unknown for a long time and were only rediscovered and renovated in the early 21st century. Today, they serve as an important heritage site and a testament to Hyderabad's rich past.

Visiting the Paigah Tombs offers a unique opportunity to witness a blend of various architectural styles and to delve into the fascinating history of the Paigah family and their contributions to Hyderabad's history.

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