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- 98%History Buffs
- 82%Family Travelers
- 73%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 62%Local Culture
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- Golconda FortMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersOct 21, 2013
A hilltop fortress built by the Qutb Shahi sultans of the Deccan Plateau of central India, the ruins of the medieval Golcanda Fort are one of the most satisfying day excursions from Hyderabad, 11km away. Affording good views (well, on a smogless day!) of Hyderabad and its twin Secunderabad, it's a fascinating place to wander through for a morning, and affords plenty of opportunity for interesting photographs. Keep in mind that the sun gets mighty hot here at mid-day, and that you will be pestered by a great many 'guides' of questionable expertise.Recommended for:
- Golconda FortMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Aug 11, 2012
Must go here on any HYD visit. Hire a car for 2-4 hours. Its very chaotic at the outside of the fort and its nice to jump out of a car and back into on. If you are adventurous there are plenty of rickshaws to take you there and back again.
Make sure to take at least an hour - I recommend 2 hours or more - also if you go late in the day, bring a flashlight (torch) as after the sun goes down there are NO lights to saw you down the step and slippery path. Tradeoff is that the sunset at the top of the fort is STUNNING - one of the best experiences and photo opportunities I've ever had. Some people like the nightshow that happens but I did not attend. Great for art, history and religion buffs.
Must do in hyderabad. Bring water, bug repellant and your camera!Recommended for:
- Golconda FortMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 10Jul 04, 2012
Its a watch for those who havent seen Indian forts in Rajasthan and Karnataka. Most ordinary.. not at all taken care off but a good location to shoot for movies. Not really a great place to have fun!
- Golconda FortJul 04, 2012
Golconda Fort depicts the style and the flamboyance of the Nawabs of Hyderabad. The partly broken structures of the fort show the lifestyle of the rulers. Donot miss the experience of standing near the entrance at a particular point and hear the people clap, standing about 300 ft above on the top of the fort. That is how the soldiers used to use the acoustics to alert the soldiers protecting the gates of the fort. A memorable experience indeed.