Ranked 5 among Places to Visit in Hyderabad
Ideal Time: 3-4 hrs
Situated in the Western part of the beautiful city of Hyderabad at a distance of approximately 9 km from Hussain Sagar Lake, Golconda Fort is one of the region's best-preserved monuments. The construction of this fort was completed in the 1600s and it is reputed for being the area where once, the mighty Koh-I-Noor diamond was stored. It is said that if you clap your hands at the bottom of the fort, the echoes of it can be heard right to the top! The architecture, the legends, the history, and the mystery of Golconda Fort add to its allure and make it one of the must-visit places in Hyderabad.
The mines here are known to produce some of the most coveted and popular gems ever known in the world such as Idol's Eye, the Hope Diamond, Darya-i-noor and the famous Koo-i-noor.
In the evening, Golconda Fort comes to life with the light and sound show which showcases snippets from its regal past. The grandeur, the rise, and the fall of the fort are all spectacular in their own right. With its fascinating history, the place is definitely worth a visit.
7 months ago by abhijit sreepada
I was steeped in curiosity at the many nooks and crannies that this fortified hill had to offer the first time I visited. Since the area explores an enormous amount of places to explore I’d recommend sparing around 5 hours to explore the area well. The trek to the top of the hill where the baradari (urdu for 12 rooms) is, is lined with stone steps and I would recommend you wear sturdy footwear and carry water. Lying at a high vantage point, it offers beautiful views of Hyderabad and the sunset from here is heavenly, making the trek up worthwhile.
7 months ago by Veronica Sahoo
I was told it is closed now. Can somebody confirm please?