Golkonda is actually a ruined city which is located 11 kms from the city of Hyderabad. This place is quite well known for the mines which have produced the world’s most popular gems like the Kohinoor, Daryainoor, Idol’s eye and the Hope’s diamond.
The Golconda fort initially in the 16th century was known as, the mud fort during Yadavas and Kakatiyas. Golconda had been the capital of the independent state of Telangana for a period of 80 years almost when Sultan Quli Qutb Shah had abandoned the fort in the year 1590 and later moved to the new city of Hyderabad. Qutb Shahi King Abul Hasan was held out for eight months against the Aurangzeb’s huge army. He succeeded due to many treacherous ideas to keep the army away.
There were huge gates and these gates were spiked with iron spikes which could become an obstruction for the war elephants. Today there are guides who will take you around and show you the fort.
This place can be visited at all days of week except Monday at 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. The entry fee for Indian is Rs. 10/-, for foreigner Rs. 100/-, for vediography Rs. 25/-, light and show tickets for adults (VIPs) Rs. 100/-, light and show tickets for childern (VIPs) Rs. 75/-, light and show tickets for adults (Non-Executive) Rs. 50/- and light and show tickets for childern (non-executive) Rs. 30/-.
|Fee for Childrens(Light and sound show)||Non Executive: Rs 30/-|
|Indian fees||Rs 10/-|
|Foreign Tourists Fee||Rs 100/-|
|Video Camera Charges||Rs 25/-|
|Fee for Adults(Light and sound show)||Rs 100/-|
|Fee for Adults(Light and sound show)||Non Executive: Rs 50/-|
|Fee for Childrens(Light and sound show)||Rs 75/-|
|Timings|| All days of the week except Mon 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||Around 2 to 3 hours|