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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
tours, photography, light and sound show
Rs 5 for Indians, Rs 100 for Foreigners, Rs 25 for a camera and Rs 130 per person for the light and sound show
All year
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6 out of 217 attractions in Hyderabad

Golconda Fort

This was the capital of the Qutub Shahi dynasty and is also known as the Golla Konda Fort. It is a few kilometers from the Hussain Sagar Lake and is a huge and mighty fort till date to have been built on a hilltop. Originally known as Mankal, this was a palace built in the 12th Century in place of what was earlier a mud palace built by the king of Warangal. This was later fortified in the 14th and 17th centuries and the credit for this goes to the Bahmani Sultanate. One of the architectural marvels of Hyderabad, there are a numkber of gates out of which the most famous is the Fateh Darwaza which could be crossed by Aurangzeb once. This fort is on top of a granite hill and is itself also made of granite.
GOLCANDA FORT of HYDERABADGolconda Fort, a spectacular monument, is situated on the western periphery of Hyderabad City. This majestic fort pours out the rich cultural heritage of ancient India. Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, as an insignia of Nawabi culture, built the fort in 1525. Golconda Fort was popular for its diamond trade and it is widely believed that the famous ‘Kohinoor’ diamond originated here. The meticulous details and fine architecture of the fort fascinate the travelers and history lovers from all over the globe.
Deepak Kashyap
My friend Mayank was in Hyderabad for some days and I was also located there in Feb Month of 2017. We made this plan to visit the most reputed place in Hyderabad called the Golconda Fort. And trust me it was just too much fun :)We took a direct uber from gachibolwi to Golconda it cost us around 200 odd Rs.  The ticket was only around RS 15 for the entry. And there is an option where you can buy the tickets for the light and sound show from inside only.  The tickets for light and sound show was RS 80 for adult.  It was one amazing little trek in the fort, going through the hill.  Came across various amazing structures and architecture.  The outermost enclosure is called Fateh Darwaza meaning Victory gate, after Aurangzeb’s army marched successfully through this gate. At Fateh Darwaza one can witness fantastic acoustical effects, which is one among the many famous engineering marvels at Golconda. Clapping your hand at a certain point near the dome entrance reverberates which is heard clearly at the hill top pavilion, almost one kilometer away. This served as a warning note to the inhabitants of the fort of any impending danger, Ofcourse it now amuses visitors.Climbing further up, one can spot the stunning Deccan plateau and also get a bird's eye view of the bustling and lit-up city.Touring the fort, one can sample the rich flavour of its history, which saw the throne change hands among various dynasties.Apart from this there was also enough spots which were too good for the images. The fort's upkeep was terrific. I would highly recommend going to the top of the fort as the view is magnificent.We end up the day by watching one epic light and sound show and trust me it's a must :) Overall Golconda is one amazing place to visit if you wanna have fun and know some history as well. The images are attached  :)
DARSHAN POOJARY
This place has its own heritage, rich in its structure and it's such an amaze to cover the entire area by walk in the midsty morning. Even though it's one of the widest Forts in India, it never seems tiring to reach the Fort top, as we come across various breathtaking views of the Nature. A must visit adventure place in Hyderabad.
Radhika N Prince
Another famous historical place is Golconda fort, its a ruined fort where Kohinoor was stored once.Its history starts with kakatiya dynasty.On top of the fort are Temple and Mosque sharing the walls but its quite a hike.Fort also has a 800 year old tree and a secret tunnel inside the fort which opens directly to outside.It also has a 1 hour Laser show, which is worth your time.Ticket with laser show is 130 INR/- and timings are from 8 AM to 5.30 in evening.