Golconda Fort located in the western part of Hyderabad city in Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and situated at 9 km from the Hussain Sagar Lake. Golconda Fort is a major tourist attraction of Hyderabad. Golconda Fort was capital of Golconda kingdom and it is an attractive fort of southern india. Also known as Mankal, and built on a hilltop in the year 1143. Golconda Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must see place to see in Hyderabad.
Fact About Golconda Fort
Address: Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad, Telangana – 500008 India
Phone No (Official): +91-40-23512401
Built by: Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah
Built in: 1525
Nearest railway station: Hyderabad Deccan Railway Station
Best time to visit: October to February
The name ‘Golconda’ is believed to have been derived from a Telugu word ‘Golla Konda’, which means ‘Shepherd’s Hill’. Victory gate or Fateh Darwaza is most famous attraction of Golconda fort. The Golconda fort is built on the granite hill. The height of the granite hill is around 400 feet (120 meters). Bala Hissar Gate, more than 400 years old gardens, Mortuary baths are other attractions of the Golconda Fort. The Golconda Fort is a must see if you are in Hyderabad.
Entry Fee and Timing for Golconda Fort
Opening Time: 09:00 AM
Closing Time: 05:00 PM
Open Days: Closed on Friday
The Sound and Light Show timing: In Winter 7:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M and In summers 6:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M
Visit duration: Around 2 to 3 hours
Sound and Light Show fee: Rs.130/-
Entry fee for Indian Nationals : Rs. 10
Entry fee for Foreign Nationals: Rs. 100
Entry fee for Children: No entry fee for children up to 15 years
Photography Fees: 25 Rs.
The Golconda Fort itself around with its 15-18 feet high walls, huge gates and ramparts in its first view. One of the coolest features of the fort is if you clap your hand below the main entrance dome, the clap be heard clearly at the Bala Hissar. The Golconda Fort is a monument which is integral to the history of Hyderabad. The fort has an ingeniously evolved water supply system. The water raised by Persian wheels was stored in overhead tanks at different levels.