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.
Tours To Golconda Fort
Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Hyderabad BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $111
Duration: 8 hours
Hyderabad Half-Day Tour: Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $86
Duration: 4 hours
Golconda Fort Reviews
The history and layout of this Fort is fascinating. It won't take too long to do a full visit and worth finding a good guide as it is so interesting. Beautiful gardens and a wonderful history. more »
We visited the fort in the morning to avoid the heat of the day. You have to have a reasonable level of fitness to get to the top. There was lots to see on the way up and there was a lot of good... more »
This ancient fort is a attractive sightseeing destination in Hyderabad. You may spend 3-4 hours here easily. The castle at the top of the fort is prominent proof of ancient architecture of India. You may experience it if you able to climb more than 100 stairs. View from that castle to whole city really blowing your mind.if you want to explore history as well as adventure this is the perfect place to you.the light and sound show at evening will tell you past history of the fort.you will get a clear idea about that fort if you experienced it. This placed is very well maintained trees and garden are maintained properly.
One of the few very well maintained forts in South India. If you plan to visit the full fort, it will take around 2 hours. Built from the foot to the top of the hill, The fort is very well built and has various sections. There are multiple water ponds inside which shows that large planning was done to ensure the fort is self sufficient. Its a very photogenic location. Highly recommended if you are visiting Hyderabad.
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