From Golconda, it’s easy to spot the onion-shaped domes of the Qutb Shahi tombs about a kilometre away. It’s an evocative place, with fragile minarets towering over grey granite tombs, which are a mixture of Persian, Pathan and Hindu forms, for an absent audience of worshippers and tourists. Some appear to be on the verge of disintegrating, the stucco ornamentation flaking away, and the admission fees are not likely to help.
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