After the night spent at the luxurious Harathi Taramati Baradari resort we were quite refreshed to begin our next day’s adventure in the city. Our trip to Hyderabad was coming to an end so we decided to make most of the day. The next place which we decided to visit was the Golconda Fort. The fort is one of the most famous attractions in the city and is located on the outskirts and resembles a mini kingdom.
The look of the fort from outside is truly spectacular. Its mega walls and the rustic gates of the fort together with the ruins reminds of the bygone era of the city. The fort once used to be the centre of the diamond trade and this is the reason some of the most precious stones like Kohinoor and Daryainoor were excavated from the area near the fort.
The walls of the Golconda Fort are 20 metre high and its gigantic gates catch the admiration of one and all. The visit to this fort seemed like a time travel back to history. There are some key attractions which one can find inside the fort. Fateh Darwaza or the Victory gate is one of the best attractions inside the fort.
When we entered the fort we were spell bound to see the domes, halls and the presence of temples and mosques inside the fort. There are also the Royal stables which are present inside the complex of the fort. The 400 year old gardens are lush green. One has to hike a bit inside the fort as many spots inside the complex are located at higher places. It is good to wear some shoes for this visit.
The fort also arranges for light and sound show which is held in the evening and the entire tale of the fort and the Hyderabad is narrated through the show. We were lucky to get tickets for the light show. The place is surely one of the must visit places in Hyderabad due to its beauty and relevance.
After this visit to the Golconda Fort, the next place which we visited was the Qutub Shahi tombs.