Traversing the Sensational Golconda

Golconda, which is situated in Hyderabad, is surviving for about 500 years.

Golconda? Several forts have found their naturally permanent place in India. Travellers and explorers would love to tour the staggering forts of India. One such fort is known as Golconda, which is situated in Hyderabad and is surviving for about 500 years. The lush green path paves the way to the bewitching fort which narrates the past to its visitors. The ancient glory of the fort just makes you amazed and wonder about the architectural style as well. The place discloses an enigmatic small kingdom more than a fort and the fort has confronted multiple battles and plunders. Mystery and history flash almost every part of the fort.


The beginning of Golconda would take you back to the period when Hyderabad was not in its fullest form. The fort has witnessed several dynasties of ancient Kakatiyas, Bahmanis, and Qutub Shahis to Mughals, which means the fort has umpteen tales to manifest. At first, the fort was built with mud on a granite hill and this is the reason why the fort could not hold on to the annexation. Later, it continues to see the changing rulers and at last, it falls into the hands of the Mughals. Due to its popularity in mining, it showers affluence to the rulers of Hyderabad, Nizams and Qutb Shahis.

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Then, India was the only treasured place where diamonds were mined. It was during the Kakatiya dynasty, Golconda turned out to be a pivot for diamond cutters. It thus, transformed to be the place where highly valuable stones and gems were sold in the market palaces and witnessed bright profitability. Additionally, Golconda was known for its famous Kohinoor, Daria-i-Noor and Hope Diamond which were exhumed from this historical place. Eventually, the fort was handed over to one of the most strapping Muslim Sultanates and the fort turned out to be the ruler’s home as well as the hub of the prospering diamond trade.

Myths and stories have been traced on this enthralling wonderful fort, which arouses one’s eagerness to learn about the place. Golconda inhabits secret passages and water systems, where the passage links to the durbar halls, that is located at the top and to one of the palaces situated at the bottom of the hill. The interesting part is that the route was considered an escape route for the royals but it was never found. Another distinctive fact is that you would explore the wonder of the audile in this amazing fort. If one tried clapping inside the lofty portico under the dome, one would be amazed to hear the sound of the clap in the Bala Hisar pavilion which is situated 1 km away. And the reason behind this is the majestically erected arches within the walls of the fort.

The disclosed materials used for creating the sound reflection properties were supposed to be blended with other materials used for building the wall. Thus, Golconda has been fascinating in the eyes of visitors and also welcomes several travellers to explore its history and myth. The remnants of the fort itself depict the fort’s past.

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