The Qutub Shahi dynasty ruled over Hyderabad for seven generations spanning around 170 years from 1518 to 1687. The Qutub Shahis were reputed as great builders and patrons of learning. The grand Qutub Shahi tombs are proof to this claim. During their reign many monuments, palaces and forts were built.
The Qutub Shahi tombs are the final resting places of all the Shahi sultans except for the seventh. These tombs lie toward the west of Hyderabad very near to the Golconda Fort in an area called Ibrahim Bagh (garden). The tombs are colossal but magnificent. They fill the viewer with awe. The tombs display a culmination of Hindu, Persian, Moghul and Moorish architectural styles.
Tomb of Queen Hayat Bakshi Begum