Paigah Tombs are elegant marble tombs and belong to the late 18th century. The Tombs cover an area of 35 acres and are located in Santosh Nagar which is 10 km from Hyderabad. Built with lime and mortar in the Indo Saracenic style, the Tombs were used as burial chambers for the Paigah nobles who were married to the Nizams of Hyderabad.
The Tombs have been beautifully carved and are magnificent pieces of art. The detail of the stuccowork on these structures is intricate. They have become extremely popular because of the geometrical features carved on them. Apart from the geometrical designs, the floral designs, trellis marble fencing and canopies are also very intricate and beautiful.
The Tomb of Asman Jah and Begum Khurshid Jah attract maximum number of tourists. The structures are made of marble and were once adorned with precious and semi precious stones which changed colours with the change of seasons. The Tombs are enclosed by a wall which is ornamented with lattice work and exotic floral and geometric designs. Each wall is done up differently with fruits, drums, serpents, flowers, vases, etc.
A market close by, is full of stalls selling local handicrafts and souvenirs. The Paigah Tombs can be reached by local state run buses, auto rickshaws or hired cars.