Saturday, August 24, 2013

Qutb Shahi Tombs -- aka WE'RE BACK!

We've been back in India for a few weeks; moving in to our new house, battling the local internet company, and getting ready for a new school year.

This morning however, we put all the boring stuff aside, piled into our (new!) car, and took a trip over to the Qutb Shahi Tombs.  They are also referred to as the Seven Tombs, because of the seven main tombs.  (Some of favorites ended up being the "lesser" tombs.) 

It was a beautiful, sunny day -- something that has been in short supply during the last few months of monsoon season.

The first of the tombs was built by Sultan Quli Qutub Shah, who is generally considered the "father" of Hyderabad, and is responsible for the building of Golconda Fort

We broke down and hired a guide, who was a very enthusiastic photographer.

After we ditched the guide, we enjoyed a lovely stroll around the beautiful gardens, explored dark corners and basked in the sunshine.

It felt great to take a few hours to enjoy and appreciate this amazing place we get to call home.

(Oh, and of course, we had to take the obligatory cannon photo.)

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