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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.
Anila Kopparapu
The Nizams built this architectural marvel in the 1500s and today, it may not be protecting us from invasions but it continues to astound us with all its history and beauty. This fort is located within Hyderabad and in the outskirts so you can take a trip to the fort easily any time of the day. It is in fact one of the major tourist attractions of the city. While you are here, you should not miss out on some of these structures within the fort such as the Qutb Shahi Palace, Fateh Darwaza, Rani Mahal and Durbar Hall.
Sanket Das
GOLKONDA FORT, it got its name from GOL means ROUND and KONDA means HILL, and its a fort in southern india and was the capital of Qutb Shahi dynasty of Hyderabad.The place is also known for its world's famous gems like the Koh-i-Noor Diamond, the Hope Diamond,the Nassak Diamond and the Noor-ul-Ain Diamond
Richa Monga
After visiting Birla temple,we embarked towards Golconda Fort.One can definitely burn all the calories gained while gorging on hyderabadi delicacies by hiking to reach top of Golconda Fort. The Fort is beautiful. The only recommendation from my side if you are visiting this place on a sunny day is to carry a cap, sunglasses and to wear really comfortable footware like sports shoes else it is not easy to climb so many stairs to reach the top.
Husein Haveliwala