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Golconda Fort- Monument with a Marvellous Architecture

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh is always known for the most compelling and alluring monuments all over the world. Some of the famous monuments are Golconda Fort, Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Ramoji Film Studio, Hussain Sagar Lake and Falaknuma Palace, etc. Tourists who want to visit some natural place to relax and refresh themselves can also visit Hyderabad Botanical Gardens and Nehru Zoological Park. Hyderabad once was the ceremonial and regal city at the time of British Era. It is referred as the ‘City of Pearls’ due to its rich culture, history, tradition, glamour and iconic landmarks with unique and superb architecture. The region is not only famous for the historical monuments and buildings but also known for producing the priceless stones and diamonds such as Koh-i-noor, The Hope Diamond and Darya-i-noor diamond.Hyderabad has been become the one of the most famous and visited places of Andhra Pradesh.

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Golconda Fort

Out of all the imperative landmarks, Hyderabad is known for its Golconda Fort worldwide. The fort truly boasts of its grand architecture and majestic appeal. The fort was built in 13th century by the Kakatiya Kings and after that it has been modified by many rulers. It is located just 11 km from Hyderabad at the western end of the city. It is the most popular and magnificent structures of the region; therefore you can see tourists all over the year here. You would not believe that originally the fort was built with mud, and later it is improved to a magnificent edifice with stones and granite. The present architecture was modified by Qutb Shahi dynasty.

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Day Time Beauty Of Qutb Tomb

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Qutb Tomb

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A View Of Golconda Fort

Minars Of Tomb

Minars Of Tomb

The monument has eight gates, 87 bastions, four drawbridges and a circumference of about 7 km. Therefore, ytiful palace, royal apartments and halls, mosque, stables and armory in the fort as well. The fort is open daily except Monday from morning 9 am to evening 5 pm. Brilliant acoustic is one of the most noteworthy features of this fort. It is said that if you clap at the gate of the structure, the sound can be clearly heard at the highest point of the fort, which is Bala Hissar, approximately 1 km away. The other famous buildings you can visit in the fort are Habshi Kamans, Nagina Bagh, Ambar Khana, Taramati Mosque, Mortuary Bath, Ashlah Khana, etc.You can deny that how gigantic the building is. You can see the beautiful palace, royal apartments and halls, mosque, stables and armory in the fort as well. The fort is open daily except Monday from morning 9 am to evening 5 pm. Brilliant acoustic is one of the most noteworthy features of this fort. It is said that if you clap at the gate of the structure, the sound can be clearly heard at the highest point of the fort, which is Bala Hissar, approximately 1 km away. The other famous buildings you can visit in the fort are Habshi Kamans, Nagina Bagh, Ambar Khana, Taramati Mosque, Mortuary Bath, Ashlah Khana, etc.

The fort has a spectacular military architecture and thus makes it one of the best defensive and protective buildings of its time. The complex actually has four forts with around 10 km of an outer wall through it. The main gate for entry is known as Fateh Darwaza, which means The Victory Gate. It was named over the triumphant army of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Two elaborate pavilions located outside the fort named as, The Premathi Nritya Mandir and Taramathi Gana are also very popular among tourists.

Light Show in Golconda Fort

Light Show in Golconda Fort

A Night View Of Golconda Fort With Colorful Lights

A Night View Of Golconda Fort With Colorful Lights

The fort is also known for a vivacious and must see the light and sound show which exhibits the regal grandeur of the past dynasties. This show brings life in the fort as it is so enchanted that many tourists visit the fort just to watch the show. This show is performed in various languages on different days, due to which; everyone can participate in this astonishing experience.

Apart from all this, the beautiful lush green gardens offer a mesmerizing seating arrangement to its visitors. Visiting the fort will take you the historic time, and you will be able to experience the majestic and regal environment.

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Author: Ajay Kumar

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5 thoughts on “Golconda Fort- Monument with a Marvellous Architecture

  1. The night view is especially GORGEOUS!

  2. That is truly a splendid sight!

    Leslie
    abcw team

  3. Hey Ajay, never really had the honour of experiencing Hyderabad in person..though we are in the process of planning a family trip down South soon.. hope this post proves useful for our preparations. Loved the informative write-up and great choice of photos! Good job!

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