Majestic Forts in Hyderabad That Redefine Royalty

Forts in Hyderabad

The forts in Hyderabad are synonymous with the rich culture and heritage of the city. Built several centuries ago by various rulers, these forts spell splendour and grandeur in every form. Some of these are currently in ruins and some have also been restored, but no matter what, these amazing forts are still popular tourist spots of the city and attract tourists from far and beyond. The majestic forts in Hyderabad also boast of striking architecture, wonderful designs and sturdy fortifications. So if you are visiting the city, make sure you take a look at these magnificent forts in Hyderabad. Check our elaborate list below!

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Here is the list of 11 Majestic Forts in Hyderabad That Redefine Royalty

1. Golkonda Fort - Of the most popular forts in Hyderabad

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Golconda Fort is a massive fort in Hyderabad whose ruins stand proudly even today displaying the glory of its rich past and some untold sagas of the city's history. The place oozing charm is a must visit.

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2. Purani Haveli, Hyderabad

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Purani Haveli, one of a significant part of Hyderabad's golden era is today known for its remarkable exhibits of artwork and talent. It is a beautiful structure comprising great surprises for history lovers.

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3. Malwala Palace, Hyderabad

Malwala Palace is an 18th-century historical fort in Hyderabad located in the Moghalpura. The ancient structure boasts of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles and has a special imported teak wood furniture.

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4. Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad

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Once the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty, the Chowmahalla Palace was built in Hyderabad. It is located near the famous monument, Charminar and Laad Bazar. The palace is designed very intricately and holds that Nawabi Charm in itself.

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5. Naya Qila, Hyderabad

Naya Qila is an extended version of the Golkonda Fort in Hyderabad. Built by Qutb Shahi, the fort is still one of the most popular sources of tourism in the city.

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6. Asmangadh Fort, Hyderabad

Asmangadh Fort or Asmangadh Palace is situated in Hyderabad. The name literally translates to "home in the sky" because the palace was situated on a hilltop. Lately, it has been converted into a school for children, called the St. Joseph's Public School.

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7. Rachakonda Fort, Telangana

Rachakonda Fort is situated in the Indian state of Telangana, 56 kms from Hyderabad. Constructed around 1360 AD, the fort is a masterpiece of the Kakatiya dynasty. It also offers a beautiful 360 degree view of the surroundings.

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8. Medak Fort, Telangana

Medak Fort is situated in Telangana, 96 kms from Hyderabad and stands strong as an architectural masterpiece of the bygone era. Currently, the fort is mostly in ruins but it is still an important tourist attraction of the city.

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9. Gomajipet Fort, Hyderabad

Gomajipet Fort is situated at a distance of 110 kms from Hyderabad and is a popular tourist attraction from the city. It has lately been restored and boasts of magnificent architecture and reflects grandeur and splendour in all its glory.

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10. Warangal Fort, Warangal

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A prominent landmark of the Telangana state and an apt example of architectural excellence and historical richness, the Warangal fort is situated in Warangal. The major highlights of Warangal fort are the four ornamental gates, which are now the official emblem of the Telangana state. This fort near Hyderabad is in ruins today, still transmitting the historical grandeur and architectural preeminence of the Kakatiya Dynasty.

Distance from Hyderabad: 147 kms

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11. Khammam Fort, Khammam

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Initiated in 950 AD and completed by the year 1000, this fort near Hyderabad has seen much change of reigns. Depicting architecture of both Muslim and Hindu reigns, Khammam Fort has recently completed 1000 years of existence and is a major tourist destination. 

Distance from Hyderabad: 198 kms

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Which of these forts in Hyderabad have you visited? Let us know in the comments below!

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