Golkonda Fort, Hyderabad
Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Nestled on top of a granite hill, Golkonda Fort, the place that once held the famous Koh-i-noor diamond, overlooks the city of Hyderabad. The historic structure served as the capital of the Qutb Shahi dynasty in the 16th and 17th centuries, before being abandoned. Explore the massive stone ruins, enjoy the panoramic view of the city, or try out the fort’s famed acoustics; a clap from anywhere on the premises can be heard on the highest point of the fortress. A visit to Golkonda Fort represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Hyderabad tour planner to plot your vacation.
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Golconda fort reminds us the history of city Hyderabad... beautiful scenery..huge landscape.. looks like a film set...it will take at least 3 hours to complete the visit. Sound and light show is also ... read more »
Amazing place and history. The history of how this area was established. Tips: Get a guide and take the 2 hour tour. It is worth it. My guide Hamid was great, ask for him at the official guide office ... read more »
This was my second time here in 15 years and felt better the second time around as well. Golkonda fort is rich in history and architecture. There are lot of places where you will acknowledge the techn... read more »
Kusa Vamshi krishna
The fort is made up of stones located on the cliff, Entrance is amazing a good & neat welcoming garden.You will miss a nice Panasonic view of the city and some structures at the top. You will also enjoy breathtaking landscape and architecture of the fort, one last point do not miss ling and sound shows in the evening.
Great place for history buffs, adventure seekers and photo fanatics. I suggest to hire a guide to know the beauty and history of construction or it will just be a rock tour. Acoustics at the entrance are amazing. Ask your guide for a demo. Carry some food. You'll not find anything other than soft drinks, chips and ice cream at doubled prices. Great experience overall. Must visit place if you're in Hyderabad.
One of the symbols of the glorious Hyderabad especially the Nizams. Jaw dropping views from the top of the fort. It is always hurting to see people not caring about preserving the heritage. Government need to start something to avoid people scribbling on the walls which are very tough to restore. But great experience and must see place to understand the Hyderabad.
A beautiful fort canvassing one whole hillock, with lots of different structures. Although many of the portions are in ruins, its a good kind of ruin. The only down side is there are pockets littered with waste and plastics all over the fort. The fort presents a leisurely trek with a fairly small gradient, which takes around 3 - 4 hrs including ascent and descent.
One of the must visit places in Hyderabad! Better take a guide from there to know about the facts!! One kind request to visitors from my side! Please don't put any plastic wastes or any other wastes on the ground! ***Please use dustbins! ***
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