Golconda Fort

 

Overview

Golconda Fort is situated 11 kilometers from Hyderabad, the capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. the capital of the ancient kingdom of Golconda which flourished in the 14th to 16th century. The city and fortress are built on a granite hill that is 120 meters hight.
 kingdom of Golconda in prominence, the beginning of the fort was thought to be in 1143, when the Kakatiya Dynasty ruled the region. According to legend, a shepherd boy found an idol in the area. When this was reported to the Kakatiyan king, he ordered a mud fort to be built around it. The fort eventually became known as Golla Konda, which in Tegulu meant Shepherd’s Hill. The area eventually became a heated battleground between three kingdoms, finally culminating in the victory of the Islamic Bahmani Sultanate and the fort became a capital of a major province of the Sultanate. When Quli Qutub Shah declared his independence from the Bahmani Sultanate in 1518, the Qutub Shahi Dynasty arose and Golconda became its seat of power. Over the next couple of decades, successive Qutub Shahi kings expanded the mud fort into a massive and expansive fort of granite, with a circumference that extended to around 5 kilometers. The fort remained to be the dynasty’s capital until it was moved to Hyderabad in 1590.The city and fortress are built on a granite hill that is 120 meters hight. The fort was then expanded to have a 10-kilometer outer wall that enclosed the city.
Golkonda consists of four distinct forts with a 10 km long outer wall with 87 semicircular bastions (some still mounted with cannons), eight gateways, and four drawbridges, with a number of royal apartments and halls, temples, mosques, magazines, stables, etc. inside. The lowest of these is the outermost enclosure into which we enter by the Fateh Darwaza Victory gate, so called after Aurangzeb’s triumphant army marched in through this gate studded with giant iron spikes to prevent elephants from battering them down near the south-eastern corner.
 
Timings, 
All days of the week 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
 
Entry fee,
  5 per person For Indians  
 100 per person For foreign nationals  
 25 per camera For Videography  
 130 per person Light and Sound Show Ticket.  
 
visit duration
 Around 2 to 3 hou.
 
The nearest railway station to Golconda Fort is hyderabad decan railway station Junction - 7 KM.
 
The nearest airport to Golconda Fort is rajiv gandhi international airport, hyderabad -16 KM. 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Andhra Pradesh
City
Hyderabad
Location
Golconda
Address
Golconda Fort, Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad, Telangana 500008.
Contact Info
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Golconda
Nearest Railway Station
Hyderabad Decan (HYB)
Nearest Airport
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad
IN
latitude : 17.231317520 longitude :78.429855350
Corporation : Hyderabad
GPS Code : VOHS
Open Year
14th to 16th century
Area
10 km
Height
120 meters
Visiting Hours
All days of the week 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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