The Golconda Fort needs no introduction. I kept my expectations high when going to Hyderabad, and the ancient complex was impressive indeed. Centuries after the peak of its glory, the fort doesn’t cease to humble visitors with its might, grandeur, and powerful voice from the bygone era. Every part of it is filled with history and splendor – chambers, halls, getaways, staircases, mosques,- and royal apartments. Tracing back to the middle ages, the fort was known as the capital of Qutb Shahi sultanate, a place of the burgeoning diamond trade and a structure with amazing implementations of engineering skills. It would be enough to mention the acoustic effect enabling a hand clap to be heard almost a kilometer away. Showing you the Golconda Fort in photos, I hope you’ll get inspired to make a trip and feel the vibe of the place on your own. It’s definitively worth it!
The first glance at the Golconda Fort from the Qutb Shahi Tombs (a large archeological park 1 km away)
Enchanting misty view from the Hyderabad Golf Club
One of the outer walls
Flowers and ancient stones always go well together
Fateh Darwaza, or the Victory Gate. To see more doors of Hyderabad, read this post.
Golkonda Fort as seen from the main entrance
Madanna-Akkanna offices in the Golconda Fort. A perfect place to hide from the sun. Once you step inside, you immediately feel a significant decrease of temperature.
Old ruins – picturesque and mysterious
A perfect place for a romantic couple
Flowering shrubs keeping company to the mighty walls
Steps leading to the top of the Golconda Fort
Having a break to revive after extensive walking 🙂
Giant stones, tiny me!
The Ibrahim Mosque at the top of the Golconda Fort
Panoramic view of Hyderabad and my sunburnt face 🙂