Paigah Tombs


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Distance (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station): 9 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours

Place Location: In Santosh Nagar

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 9 km from Nampally Railway Station & 4.5 km from Charminar (in Santosh Nagar), the Paigah Tombs are known for their unique geometrical features considered as one of their kind in the world.

The Paigah tombs, though a recent discovery, date back to the late 18th century and embody unparalleled grace and elegance in marble. Though these stunning tombs are strewn over 30-40 acres, tombs of the Paigahas who had married daughters of the Nizams and their spouses are confined to a 2 acre site. Abdul Fateh Khan Tegh Jung founded the Paigah nobility and was rendering service to the second Nizam, who ruled between 1760 and 1803. Tegh Jung was buried in 1786 at the foyer of the complex.

An iron plaque at the entrance of the complex traces the Paigah lineage and exalts the marble magnificence of the vault. The Paigahs were also great patrons of fine arts, literature and sports.

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Fridays