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Golconda Fort Hyderabad - A Heritage Site Worth Viewing

August 4, 2014

Southern India has many historical places that stand till now as a witness of the rise and decline of several dynasties. India being a country of interest for many invaders in the past has an amalgamation of many cultures. Even the forts, palaces, monuments built by the early rulers stand as the embodiment of the specific dynasties or the era in which they were constructed. The city of Hyderabad has many such historical places within it that attracts tourist. Golconda Fort Hyderabad built by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah in 1525, rests as the epitome of Mughal culture and grandeur. And being in Hyderabad who would like to miss the opportunity of stepping into the gates of this great architectural magnificence!

Golconda Fort Hyderabad
Golconda Fort Hyderabad | Image Resource : blogspot.com

I knew that exploring the fort fully will need some time and came prepared for it. It is better if you hire a travel guide after entering the fort. This is because he will provide you the history of the fort and show you little places inside the fort which you might ignore if you are touring it alone. All these intensify the overall experience. The guide was speaking of the great cultural heritage of four hundred years. The architectural magnificence of the era is clearly evident in the acoustic system, the water supply and the marvellous structure of the fort. If you clap at the gate, the sound will reverberate at the rooms atop a hill decently high. The kings had secret passageways built within their forts and one such underground tunnel is constructed from the 'Durbar Hall' to one of the palaces at the foot of the hill. The tombs of the Qutub Shahikings lie to the north of the outer wall of Golconda. Time flew by listening to the engrossing stories of the guide, and also the viewing the picturesque locale, taking photos and walking from the bottom to the top of the hill and back down.

This Golconda Fort Hyderabad is said to have the famous Kohinoor diamond, which later got invaded. The light and show enlivens the legends of Golconda and is a nice experience. Being fond of history and archaeology I was also wondering to visit AP State Archaeology Museum Hyderabad and be enlightened a little more.

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