comscore

Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Been here

Tribes: Who likes this place?

Who Likes This Place?

What the scores mean:
These scores tell you how well-liked a place is in each Tribe. Gogobot Tribes are groups who share a certain travel style, like Family Travelers or History Buffs.

Which Gogobot Tribe do you belong to?Join now

  • 98%
    History Buffs
  • 82%
    Family Travelers
  • 73%
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 62%
    Local Culture

Member Reviews (24)Write a review

Most Relevant
Sort by
  • Golconda FortPro 2014
    Matthew Crompton
    Member of
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Adventure Travelers
    5 Oct 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:History BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    Satyanarayana Garimella
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Budget Travelers
    + 14
    • Business Travelers
    • Family Travelers
    • Foodies
    • Wellness
    • Vegetarian
    • Green Travelers
    • Students
    • Backpackers
    • Luxury Travelers
    • History Buffs
    • Adventure Travelers
    • Nightlife Lovers
    • Trendsters
    • Art & Design Lovers
    4 Sep 28, 2012

    I love the place. A great childhood memory, a place where I spent a good amount of my holiday time and still love it.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    Shane aka Kau Kau Hotel
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Budget Travelers
    + 8
    • Business Travelers
    • Foodies
    • Wellness
    • LGBT
    • Green Travelers
    • Students
    • Backpackers
    • Luxury Travelers
    5 Aug 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:History Buffs
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    Guneet
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    this is a must see. the history, the architecture, the awesomeness, the heights, all find a balance here

    Recommended for:History Buffs
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    Shambhavi Shukla Tripathi
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Business Travelers
    + 10
    • Family Travelers
    • Foodies
    • Vegetarian
    • Green Travelers
    • Backpackers
    • Luxury Travelers
    • Adventure Travelers
    • Nightlife Lovers
    • Trendsters
    • Art & Design Lovers
    2 Jul 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!

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    Srikumar Panyam
    5 Jul 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.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    Janett Riebe
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Definitely a must if you're visiting Hyderabad, but more for its historical importance. This will not be the most amazing fort you've ever visited, but is part of the Hyderabad tourist routine.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    10YearItch
    5 Jun 10, 2014

    One of the highlights of Hyderabad. It is relatively well maintained and offers excellent photo opportunities. They have a pretty good sound and light show in the evenings.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(1)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    Aleemuddin Mohammed
    5 Sep 13, 2013

    Summer spl for couples n families

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    pradeep Kumar
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    historical place to visit great

    Recommended for:History Buffs
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    bandisr
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    testing

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    Naveen Chary
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    The golconda fort is the place where sultans ruled the city of pearls(hyderabad)

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    Vamshi Krish
    5 Jun 27, 2012
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    Hemant Raj
    4 Jun 25, 2012
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    Satish Talim
    Member of
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Budget Travelers
    Business Travelers
    Foodies
    4 Jul 21, 2012
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    Priya Kasi
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Budget Travelers
    Business Travelers
    + 4
    • Family Travelers
    • Foodies
    • Vegetarian
    • Green Travelers
    4 Jun 08, 2012
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    Harsha Devulapalli
    4 Jun 21, 2011
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    Ra-hul Dharanikota
    5 Jun 24, 2012
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    Mon S
    1 Mar 23, 2013
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Golconda Fort
    DhuraRam Choudhary
    5 Feb 02, 2012
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report

OverviewEdit

4.0 out of 5
24 member's reviews
323 people visited Golconda Fort

Description

A marvel of medieval engineering, this colossal fort and palace dating from the Qutb Shahi dynasty of the 16th century looms more than 100 meters above the city of Hyderabad. The citadel, with its thick ramparts and double curtain walls, was once held for 8 months against a siege by the fanatical Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, and exploring the ruins of the fort with its temples, mosques, kitchens and ... read more
apartments rising and falling along the hillsides will likely occupy an entire morning. On a clear day, the views can be fantastic, though you’ll likely endure some harassment from would-be guides if you want to just explore on your own.

Nearby Hotels

Taj Krishna Hyderabad
Taj Krishna Hyderabad
Avg. rating:
6 reviews
Taj Deccan
Taj Deccan
Avg. rating:
2 reviews
Taj Banjara Hyderabad
Taj Banjara Hyderabad
Avg. rating:
2 reviews
View all Nearby Hotels

Nearby Attractions

Tombs of the Qutb Shahi Kings
Tombs of the Qutb Shahi Kings
Avg. rating:
8 reviews
Charminar
Charminar
Avg. rating:
16 reviews
Birla Mandir
Birla Mandir
Avg. rating:
11 reviews
View all Nearby Attractions

Nearby Restaurants

Paradise Restaurant, Secunderabad
Paradise Restaurant, Secunderabad
Avg. rating:
5 reviews
News Cafe
News Cafe
Avg. rating:
5 reviews
Hyderabad House
Hyderabad House
Avg. rating:
2 reviews
View all Nearby Restaurants

Nearby Vacation Rentals

2BHK Apt 2- Nampally
2BHK Apt 2- Nampally
Avg. rating:
1 review
View all Nearby Vacation Rentals