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Nestled on top of a granite hill, Golconda 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. Using our international travel planner, Hyderabad attractions like Golconda Fort can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Half-Day Tour: Golconda Fort and Qutb Shahi Tombs from Hyderabad
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Golconda Fort reviews
This fort is vast. It has so much history. I visited without the tour guide and felt like I did not miss out. However, whilst walking around, I met a group of people from the USA (although their...
This fort is vast. It has so much history. I visited without the tour guide and felt like I did not miss out. However, whilst walking around, I met a group of people from the USA (although their... more »
Originally called Mankal, this Fortress was first built by the Kakatiyas on a round shaped granite hill or Golla Konda, literally meaning Shepherd’s hill that is 120 meters (480 ft) high, and...
Originally called Mankal, this Fortress was first built by the Kakatiyas on a round shaped granite hill or Golla Konda, literally meaning Shepherd’s hill that is 120 meters (480 ft) high, and... more »
A piece of history located very close to Darga road. You must walk atleast for 1hour+ to get the full experience
A piece of history located very close to Darga road. You must walk atleast for 1hour+ to get the full experience more »
Excellent place and a historic heritage spot. The area of fort is large, hilly and beautiful. The view from the top most point is breath taking. Try to avoid visiting this place in Sunny Day because of the heat else keep umbrella, hat or water bottle to deal with it. Not recommended for elderly people/ people having heart issue to climb to the top of the Fort as the steps are not easy to take. Overall it was an amazing experience.
Nice place to visit if you are in Hyderabad. The evening light and sound show is under repair hence we couldn't watch it. This happens in evening 6:30. Make sure you check it's website before planning for this show. Fort is big and has good history. Make sure you either read book or better take a tourist guide along. There are places where even if you whisper the sound travels more than a kilometre. Very thoughtful how in history people actually used knowledge of science which we just read and never use. Simple concepts but executed in perfection. You do not have washrooms here. So take care.
Beautiful fort! Might be good to read up on the history before or you can take a guide too but it’s better if you explore it yourself. The view from the top is amazing but the stairs are quite the journey. Don’t forget cap, water and sun protection.
This is one of the historic places in India. Entry fee is reasonable. It is bit difficult to reach the top. But the view from the top is amazing. The fort is well maintained. But people those who visit the fort need to be little more responsible. One can spend atleast 3 hours here. People are there to guide you if you want to know about the fort better. The way they have built the fort is just unbelievable.
Nice place if you are looking for a good view and beginners level trek. Can take your family and kids too. Tickets are fairly priced. For a better view and a soothing breeze try to get to the top where there is a tomb-like structure. The stairs are a bit stiff so be careful of the climbing.
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