Taramati Baradari, a Persian-style marvelous structure built on the banks of river Musi (Muchukunda), is considered as one of the finest pieces built by Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah, second sultan of Qutub Shah Dynasty.
Taramati Baradari monument placed on top of a hill, has a huge music hall with twelve entrance ways to allow free flow of air for the people relaxing in big auditorium is mainly linked with romantic tales between seventh sultan of Golconda, Abdullah Qutub Shah with Taramati, who said to have dedicated her life to dance and music.
Originally this Baradari (in Urdu Bara means 12 and Dar as door) structure was a caravan station for traders and travelers placed in the Ibrahim Bagh, one kilometer away from Golconda fort. As the time went on this monument was connected with the romantic tales of prince falling in love with other than royal member Taramati, who used to sing and dance in this hall.
Kings falling in love with other than royal family members always found their place in history if that is with any courtesans then they were packed with many fables to cherish the old memories.
Medieval history is filled with several places and structures that are directly linked with these kinds of romantic episodes which stand tall till date and grabbing the curiosity of visitor to know more. In similar chronicles of Hyderbad’s history too have many stories and this particular structure of Taramati Baradari is no exception.
One of the interesting fables related with thus monument is prince Abdullah Qutub Shah love with Tamarati’s voice so much that he created a palace where her melodious voice carried away by the breeze to reach the prince’s ear who would be sitting at the fort, a couple of kilometers away in Golconda fort without any disturbance in the acoustics music.
Historians also linked another exciting tale in which Taramati used to perform her dancing their skills on tight ropes that were connect from her pavilion all the way to the Golconda Fort’s pavilion along with her sister and Premamati.
Visitors of this place can pay their homage to Taramati who was honored in the royal cemetery of the Qutub Shahi kings.
• 13 Kms from Hyderabad Railway Station
• 12 Kms from Central bus stand, Hyderabad
Location: 2 km away from Golconda fort.
Journey Time by Road:
• 25 minutes from Hyderabad Railway station
• 40 minutes from Central bus stand, Hyderabad
Route by road: Nampally Railway Station > Mehdipatnam Circle > Congress Hand Junction > Langer House X Roads > Golconda Fort>> Taramati Baradari
Food Facilities: All kinds of cuisine available ranging from East to West with unique mixture of Hyderabadi style.
Nearby Tourist Attractions:
– Golconda Fort
– Qutub Shahi Tombs
Visitor Timings: 8 am – 9.30 pm
Useful Contact Number: 77503200