The Paigah tombs

The roof ornaments are unique
The Paigah tombs are an under-visited gem in Hyderabad.  The tomb complex is small, but rich in distinctive architecture and refined ornamentation.  We had an outstanding tour guide, Jonty ( who got us through the labyrinthine streets of the Old City and helped us understand the close relationship between the Paigah family and the Nizam of Hyderabad.  The grounds are quiet and uncrowded.  It allows of a leisurely pace to take in the artistry of the marble, stucco and wood details.  Most exquisite are the delicate perforated screens.

There are many wonders in Hyderabad.  The Paigah tombs are as much of a must-see as the Golconda Fort or Chowmahalla Palace.

Beautiful stucco work!
There are dozens of patterns, each unique


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