Golkonda Fort | Best Tourism Attraction in South India | Hyderabad | Telangana
Golconda Fort is located in the western part of Hyderabad city and is about 9 km from the Hussain Sagar Lake. The outer fort occupies an area of three square kilometers, which is 4.8 kilometers in length.
Golconda fort is undoubtedly one of most magnificent fortress complexes in India. The history of Golconda Fort goes back to early 13th century, when it was ruled by the Kakatiya’s followed by Qutub Shahi kings, who ruled the region in 16th and 17th century. The fortress rests on a granite hill 120 meters high while huge crenellated ramparts surround this structure.
Golconda Fort was capital of Golconda Sultanate and it is a ruined fort of southern india. Pratapa Rudra of Kakatiya dynasty in 16th century. At that time Golconda was the capital city of Qutb Shahi Kingdom, Near Hyderabad. I think,You all are known about Kohinoor Diamond. But do you know where it was located in India? Kohinoor Daimond , Hope Diamonds and other diamonds were located once in this Golconda Fort. Golconda is known for Diamond Trade.