Tomb Of Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro

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30 Apr

Tomb Of Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro

The tomb of Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhora, the founder of Hyderabad, is one of the most important monuments of the city and represents the typical architecture of Kalhora’s period. The tomb was constructed in 1772 A.D. by his son Sarfraz Khan Kalhora and was in a very sound condition of preservation till its dome gave way.

During the first decade of this century it dome fell down, probably through settlement of its foundation. The tomb is a great massive structure standing upon a square platform and surrounded by a massive wall in a fortress shape. The whole of the exterior of the tomb was covered with glazed colored tiles in great variety of geometric and floral patterns but now badly damaged. The interior of the buildings has been painted elaborately and deep band of color glazed tiles runs around the walls. A great deal of the decorated surface is made up of medallion, panels and bands.

A stair care in the thickness of the wall leads to the terraced roof. The low parapet wall which runs round the edge of platform upon which the building stands is constructed of thin slabs of perforated stone, supported by little pillars at intervals. The perforated patterns are very neat and pretty.


  • District:Hyderabad
  • Visit hours:Summer: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Winter: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Departmental representative at site:Ms. Sindhu Chandio +92 336 8957030
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