"Paigah tombs" of Hyderabad resemble the unique architectural splendor of 18 century. The tombs are stretched across an area of 30 to 40 acres of land. The tombs reflect on the grand and glorious days of the Nizams of Hyderabad. The architectural features of the tombs are amazing as well as unique when compared to other great tombs in India.
Paigah tombs was built in Indo Saracenic architecture by means of exclusive mortar and lime, at the same time it was decorated with flowers supported with marble inlay and jali work on them that make it more special.
Mausoleums display the magnificent artwork particularly the complicated inlaid mosaic work. "Paigah Tombs" is situated at Santoshnagar, 10 km from Charminar.
Abdul Fateh Khan Tegh Jung, the founder of the Paigah nobility rendered his service to the second Nizam, who ruled between 1760 and 1803. The Nizam bestowed him with the prestigious title of Shams-ul-Umra, meaning "the Sun among the masses" and later on after his death was buried in front of the entrance in the year 1786,hence tomb got its name as "Paigah Tombs". The devotees of the Islamic religion as well as the family tree of the Paigahs were greatly eulogized on an iron plaque and the same was kept at the entrance of the complex.
The rich legacy and brilliant lifestyle of the rulers can be seen on the walls of the tombs, which abide the story of the past days of Hyderabad.
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