Golconda Fort Overview
Golconda Fort is located in the western part of Hyderabad city which occupies an area of three square kilometers, and is approximately 4.8 kilometers in length. It was initially a mud fort under the reign of the Raja of Warangal that was then fortified between 14th and 17th centuries by the Bahmani Sultans followed by the Qutub Shahi dynasty. Golconda was the principal capital of the Qutub Shahi kings and a bustling centre for administration and commerce in its heydays, a fact which has been mentioned by many historians in detail. The inner fort has ruins of palaces, mosques and a hill top pavilion, which rises to more than 120 meters high and gives a bird’s eye view of other buildings. Golconda fort is undoubtedly one of most magnificent fortress complexes in India and it rests on a granite hill, considered an iconic monument depicting the history of Hyderabad.