Chote Hazrat Ki Dargah

Located inside Devan Devadi, in Hyderabad, you can reach Chote Hazrat ki Dargah by climbing 400 and more stairs that takes you to a place of worship built during the period of the Asif Jahis. The row of arches on the hill leading to the top is a wonderful sight. The Dargah or mortuary was built in the memory of Hazrat Ali, the son-in-law of prophet Muhammad.

It is said that Yakoob, a eunach in the court of Ibrahim Quli went to the hill after he saw Hazrat Ali seated on it. He noticed the reaction of Hazrat Ali's palm on a stone, which was similar as per his dream. He was surprised and he had the impression hewn out and installed in a shrine, then built an arch over the spot. Later Ibrahim Shah construct a mosque just beside the dargah. A 'Ashurkhana', a 'Baradari' or pavillion and a 'Naqqar Khana' or place for beating drums were added during the Qutub Shahi period.

On the 8th and 10th days of Muharram, people of all religions come here from all over the country and abroad too.