Tuesday, February 15, 2011



  • Taramati is said to have seen her heydays as a royal mistress during the reign of Abdullah Qutb Shah and the last King of Golconda, Abul Hasan Tana Shah, roughly from 1626 to 1687.

  • Another fable tells of two ravishing dancing girls, Taramati and Premamati, sisters who danced on ropes tied between their pavilion and the balcony of the king and patron, Abdulla Qutub Shah.

  • Taramati makes for a lovely day trip with the family, as it can be rounded off with a trip to Golconda fort, which is just fifteen minutes away, a heritage structure with a fascinating history. Visitors can also end it with a sound and light show that describes the history and royalty of those bygone eras.

  • About half a mile north of the fort itself lies his grave amid a cluster of carved royal tombs. Here lie buried the Qutub Shahi kings and queens in what once their rose gardens.As a tribute to Taramati and Premamati, they both were buried in the royal cemetery of the Qutub Shahi kings.

  • The Taramati of today has had a makeover: many amenities have been added without losing the original spirit of the place. An amphi-theatre with the capacity to seat more than a thousand people, a restaurant and bar, banquet hall and ample parking space are all at the foot of the original Baradari, which can be reached by ascending a flight of stairs.

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