Golconda FortCurrently Closed
- Address: Khair Complex, Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad, Telangana 500008, India
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-4023512401
- Ticket Price: 100 INR
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Fort
This grand fortress dates back to the early reigns of the Yadavas and the Kakatiyas, but it gained its acclaim and fame from the time of Qutub Shah Kings. The word literally means shepherd’s hill in local language. The original mud fort was rebuilt by the Qutub Shahi Kings in a psna of 62 years and is one of the most popular forts of India. The unbelievable acoustics, palaces, ingenious water supply systems and the renowned Fateh Rahben gun- a giant cannon is always a fact of wonder for the visitors. The uniquely designed fortress has facility of noticing slightest of the sound created at the entrance right up to the court of the King.
The citadel is built on a 120m-high granite hill and surrounded by crenulated ramparts constructed from large masonry blocks. Outside the citadel stands another crenulated rampart, with a perimeter of 11 kilometres and yet another wall beyond this. The massive gates were studded with iron spikes to obstruct war elephants.
Naya Qila (new fort) is home to a magnificent 400-year-old baobab tree (hatiyan ka jhad: elephant tree), with a circumference of 27m, said to have been brought from Abyssinia by Arab traders. The crumbling rampart here has great views of the fort and tombs. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Hyderabad itinerary 2 days.
- Guides are available.
- Although it is ideal to visit the fort in the morning, the night show is a must watch and visiting twice is recommended. Sound & Light Show Ticket counter at Golconda Fort is open from 5:30pm.
- Indians: 5 INR
- 25 for Still Camera.
- 130 for Sound & Light Show.
Sound & Light Show Timings at Golconda Fort
- 1st Show English (All Days).
- 2nd Show in Telugu on Monday, Wednesday & Friday,
- 2nd Show in Hindi on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday.
- Show Timings (Nov to Feb): 1st Show 6:30pm & 2nd Show 7.45pm.
- Show Timings (Mar to Oct): 1st Show 7:00pm & 2nd Show 8.15pm.
- Bus no 65S, 66G, 80, 119, 142K, 801 to stop Golconda Fort Stop
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95% of people who visit Hyderabad include Golconda Fort in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
86.3% of people start their Golconda Fort visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Golconda Fort
94.55% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Golconda Fort
Large fort... Ruins and history..spread on a large area and once has to climb many stairs to reach the top and then get down. City view from top is nice. Entry fee Rs25, camera to be paid separately. Can be reached easily. The boundary wall and gate are standing strong even today.
Good place to visit. It takes almost half an hour to reach the top. Outstanding beauty. It is a good place to visit with your family on weekends and one of the must visit place of Hyderabad. It is situated away from the city. Entry fees is minimum. It is better to buy water bottles at the beginning. There are a lots of stalls. At the top price goes up drastically. A marvelous architecture.
Amazing place Golconda fort is probably one of the foremost technological marvels in India. The fort in general is well maintained and clean. The guides are good and explain the background and history of the place well. The charge is around Rs. 1000 for lower level and Rs. 1250 for upper and lower levels together. The sound echo system that has been devised and implemented early on is one the highlights of visiting this fort. The visitors are taken around the fort and the purpose of each specific place is explained well.This place is definitely worth a visit.
Golconda fort is probably one of the foremost technological marvels in India. The fort in general is well maintained and clean. The guides are good and explain the background and history of the place well. The charge is around Rs. 1000 for lower level and Rs. 1250 for upper and lower levels together. The sound echo system that has been devised and implemented early on is one the highlights of visiting this fort. The visitors are taken around the fort and the purpose of each specific place is explained well.This place is definitely worth a visit.
Massive fort that is easily accessible from most of Hyderabad. You can spend a few hours just wandering around the grounds. Great views from the top and the structures themselves are pretty amazing to walk around on. There are tour guides at the entrance if you want to hire one. If you're visiting the city, this is worth hitting up.