The Glorious Golkonda

Hyderabad, the land of Nizams is famous for its architecturally beautiful forts and palaces and of course the Biriyanis.

Two weeks before, We were in Hyderabad for a couple of days and visited some of the famous attractions in the city. Some of the places were very beautiful and well maintained and on the other hand, some places were very much underwhelming with so much crowd and pathetic environment.

One of the places which I liked the most is the Golkonda Fort. So I decided to share some insight to the place and some pictures of the Fort in this post.

Golkonda was the capital  of the medieval sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. It is located in the Old city. Golkonda Fort was first built by the Kakatiya dynasty.The city and the fortress were built on a granite hill that is 120 meters (480 ft) high, surrounded by massive battlements.

The Golkonda Fort used to have Vaults to store the famous Koh-i-noor Diamonds.

The Golkonda fort is listed as an archaeological treasure on the official “List of Monuments” prepared by the Archaeological Survey of India.The whole of the Golkonda Fort complex and its surrounding spreads across 11 km of total area.

So be prepared to spend half a day to explore the full Fort.The climb till the top of the fort is little difficult , but the view from the top is breathtaking and worth the effort.

Paid tourist guides are available. If you want to know more about the history, avail the guide service.

So If you are in Hyderabad, make it a point to visit The Glorious Golkonda!

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