Golconda Fort, Hyderabad

4.3
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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  • It's quite a climb to the top, but worth it! My guide Nagarjuna from Asli Hyderbad took me here, and had great knowledge about all the history. Also kept me safe from all the people asking to be my....  more »
  • I am so glad I came here. I was in India for a wedding and had a few free days so took a tuk tuk and came to the fort and learned a lot of history, the hope diamond is here or was, the only geocache.....  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful historical monument of Hyderabad. It is famous for it's impenetrable structure. Amazing location for photos. And a good exercise of your legs you will have, while going to the top of the fort and you will love this place for sure. For Indians, the entry free is quite less around 25 rupees. whereas if you are planning to stay there in he evening to watch the light and sound show, an extra fee has to be paid.
  • This is one of the four historic monuments that one should definitely visit if touring Hyderabad. The fort is just a mere shadow of it's magnificent past. But it's worth a tour. And I highly recommend taking the services of a guide. Without a guide it would be a futile exercise touring the fort. With a guide along the experience can be worthwhile.
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