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Golconda Fort, Hyderabad

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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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  • The place is in ruins , needs better maintenance and amenities like toilets. The approach road is through crowded narrow roads. Reaching the top of the fort requires a bit of stamina for one has... 
    The place is in ruins , needs better maintenance and amenities like toilets. The approach road is through crowded narrow roads. Reaching the top of the fort requires a bit of stamina for one has...  more »
  • The Golconda fort is a great place for spending half a day. It is recommended to take the government approved guides( INR 750) to understand the true essence of the place. The guides are helpful with....  more
    The Golconda fort is a great place for spending half a day. It is recommended to take the government approved guides( INR 750) to understand the true essence of the place. The guides are helpful with....  more »
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  • 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.

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