It is one of the magnificent fortress complexes in India and built on a granite hill that is 400 feet high with some walls of 60 feet height and normally other walls ranging from 17 to 34 feet height. The region is universally famous for the most coveted gems like Koh-i-noor, Hope Diamond, Idols Eye and Darya-i-noor which were produced in Golconda mines.
Golconda fort was constructed by the Kakatiya kings in the year 1143 based on an interesting story behind it.
There was a day in the history that a shepherd boy came across an idol on the rocky hill, which was called Mangalavaram and the news about the boy has come to known to the Kakatiya king by his informers. Then the king ordered to construct a mud fort around the holy spot and latterly the people started calling the hill as “Shepherd’s Hill” or “Golla Konda”, which was popularly known in Telugu. As the decades are passing away In AD1363 it was ceded to the Baihmanis. After their downfall in the Qutb Shahi kings (AD 1518-1687) started ruling Telangana region made Golconda as its seat of power and extended the mud fort into a massive and expansive fort of granite with the area extended to 5 kilometres .later on Hyderabad was made as capital in 1590 and the fort outer wall was extended to10 kilometres.
The age of the fort until today is almost 800 years but still stands as a Hyderabad’s greatest architectural wonders. This fort is having greatest engineering marvel with fantastic acoustic effects, when we clap at the entrance dome at a certain point we can hear sound at the highest point of the fort which is almost 1 kilometre away. This acts like a warning call for the royals if there is any attack.
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Timings: 09.00 am – 5.00 pm (Closed on Monday).
Rs.10 per person for Indians Rs.100 per person for Foreign Tourists Rs.25 for Still Camera Rs.130 for Sound & Light Show Note: Sound & Light Show Ticket counter at Golconda Fort is open from 5:30 PM Sound & Light Show (Organised by APTDC). Timings: All days 1st Show 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm (Nov to Feb).All days 2nd Show 8:15pm to 9:15 pm (Mon, Wed, Fri – Telugu Show; Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun – Hindi Show).All days 1st Show 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (March to October).
By RoadGolconda fort is located at a distance of nearly 11 km from Hyderabad and is accessible by road.
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