Golkonda Fort, Andhra Pradesh

Golkonda Fort

One of the ancient monuments of India is the well known Golkonda fort. Founded by the great Kakatiya emperor of Warangal in the early 13th century, it was originally a mud fort, which later attained its glory and appeal under the reign of Qutub Shahi dynasty.

It was in the year (1518 to 1687), when the invaluable Kohinoor was discovered. In addition, this describes the era which went through many downfalls and changes, but has managed to stand intact and unique among other attractions in Hyderabad.

Another attraction which lures numerous tourists is its light and sound show, which is held every evening and is a perfect delight to watch and a memory to cherish for a lifetime. Considering the structural design, the most fascinating aspect of the fort is it’s "Fateh Darwaza”, from which Aurangzeb's army used to march in. It is studded with huge iron spikes and is on the outer enclosure of the fort. Furthermore, it is renowned as Mankal, because of an ancient temple inside the fort, where the royals used to worship a deity in earlier days and today it finds a special place in the heart of local people.

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