Paigah Tombs

The Paigah Tombs of Hyderabad house the remains of a family that had connections to some of the Nizams, as well as extraordinary wealth. The tombs have delicate patterns in wood, marble, and stucco.  The architecture is Islamic, though there are Turkish and European hints to the design.  A hollowed ostrich egg is seen hanging in the distance over another grave.

Descendants of the family still own and maintain them, and offer an excellent tour for free.  Per the guest book, there aren't that many visitors.


lunarbovine said...

Amazing - do you have any close-ups of the textures and inlays? Love looking at these carved patterns.

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