Hyderabad city represents a confluence of several cultures and traditions. Hyderabad region was once a territory of the richest man in the world, the Nizam. The region is well known all over the world for its history, arts, architecture and culture.
More than 700 years of its history is preserved, in the form of several monuments and other heritage structures. The historical Sarai of Hyderabad, TaramatiBaradari is a testimony of the city’s rich heritage, built during the reign Of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah as an ode to his favourite courtesan Taramati.
TaramatiBaradari is a part of Ibrahim Bagh, a Persian style garden built during the reign of Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah, the second Sultan of Golconda. The historic Pavilion of TaramatiBaradari has 12 doorways. It was built by the rulers of the Golconda Dynasty on the banks of Musi River.
Taramati Baradari is an attractive destination of yore in Hyderabad. History attributes the name to the reign of the Seventh Sultan of Golconda, Abdullah Qutub Shah who as an ode to his favourite courtesan, Taramati, is believed to have named the sarai as Taramati Baradari. According to Legend, king Abdullah Qutb Shah was quite fond of hearing Taramati’s voice as she sang for travellers at the sarai, while he was seated two kilometres away at Golconda fort. It is said that the King was impressed very much by her melodious voice which was carried by the breeze. The royal look of the monument, takes us to a nostalgic era of Hyderabad, where dance and music were patronized in quiet evenings, by the rulers of dynasties.
For those who look forward to spend their time close to a monument can stay at the Haritha Resort here at Taramati Baradariwhich has all the amenities, for an ideal sojourn. The rooms of the resort are spacious and user friendly. The resort has an Open-Air Auditorium, Air Cooled Theatre and Banquet Hall along with a souvenir shop and swimming pool. There are A/C suites and A/C rooms that can be an ideal way to enjoy luxury in the vicinity of a prominent monument.
How to Reach
Taramati Baradari is located nearly 12 km from the heart ofHyderabad, on the way to Golconda fort. It is well-accessible by road transport.