Private Half-Day Tour: Golconda Fort And Qutb Shahi Tombs From Hyderabad

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick from all hotels in Hyderabad
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Join us for the private half-day tour to the amazing Golkonda Fort and Qutb Shahi Tombs from Hyderabad. Your knowledgeable guide will accompany you during the tour and explain all the history and interesting aspects of this magnificent fort that was built around the 13th century. Later visit the nearby Qutb Shahi Tombs that were built on a square base surrounded by pointed arches as a distinctive style that integrates Pashtun, Persian and Hindu architecture.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Pickup from your hotel in Hyderabad at 9 am and leave for Golkonda Fort. Golkonda Fort is one of the most magnificent fortress complexes in India and it was once famous for its diamond mines. The history of Golkonda Fort dates back to the early 13th century when this south eastern part of the country was ruled by the Kakatiyas. It is built on a granite hill 120 meters high and is surrounded by crenelated ramparts constructed of large masonry blocks weighing several tonnes. The outer wall that is surrounding the entire township of Golconda is about 11 kilometers long and is strongly fortified. The road from Golconda to outer Hyderabad used to be a fabulous market selling jewellery, diamonds, pearls and other gems, which were famous all over the world.

We will also visit nearby Qutb Shahi Tombs that are the tombs of the seven Qutb Shahi rulers in the Ibrahim Bagh. In the center of each tomb, there is a sarcophagus that overlies the actual burial vault in a crypt below. The tombs are domed structures built on a square base surrounded by pointed arches. The mausoleums of the Sultans of Golconda, the founding rulers of Hyderabad are truly magnificent monuments that have stood the test of time and braved the elements. When the tour is concluded, we will transfer you back to your hotel.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hyderabad downtown

Bottled water

Professional guide

Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle

Local taxes

Monuments entrances

Entry/Admission - Golconda Fort

Entry/Admission - Qutab Shahi Tombs

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Group discount is available for group size of 2+

A maximum of 8 people per booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved, including on uneven surfaces

Traveler Reviews

  • 22-Jan-2017

    The fort is very cool. We were particularly impressed by the reservoir system that was built to transport water to the top of the foot long before we would have thought such technology existed. It is a steep walk up and down, which was a bit challenging for the older member of our party and one with knee troubles. The tombs were somewhat interesting but not worth more than the 15 minutes we stopped there. We were traveling with two small children who were a little bored by the historical explanations that the adults among us found quite interesting the guide could have made more of an attempt to adapt given the children's attention spans. But overall our guide was great and quite knowledgeable and we were pleased.