Situated in the Western part of the beautiful city of Hyderabad at a distance of approximately 9 km from Hussain Sagar Lake, the Golconda fort is spread over an area of three square kilometres which is 4.8 kilometres in length. This mighty fort falls in the list of the most humongous fortresses of India. One interesting phenomenon observed at the Golconda Fort is that if a person standing at a certain point near the dome entrance claps his hands, it can be heard at the hilltop pavilion which lies at a distance of about one kilometre. In a way, this feature proved to be useful as with the help of this, people living inside the fort were warned of any approaching danger if any. Now, this is more or less used as a means of entertainment for the tourists. The architecture, the legends, the history, and the mystery of Golconda Fort add to its allure and make it one of the best historical places in Telangana.