Golconda Fort

Historic Site, Castle, and Museum
Hyderabad
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  • Majid S.
    "always have a guide or else it will be worthless"(16 Tips)
    Bruna C.
    "Climbing the steps we have a great view of the city."(5 Tips)
    Parikshith J.
    "Golconda fort one of the finest art,monuments!!!"(3 Tips)
    Renee T.
    "Massive granite fort built on a 400ft hill w/ 7 km circumference."(2 Tips)
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  • Bruna C.
    Bruna CruzJanuary 17
    Great historical place. Climbing the steps we have a great view of the city. There are some special evenings programs with details and history of Golconda Fort. Good in evenings, picnic with family.
  • Aidu F.
    Aidu FFebruary 13
    Worth a visit&spend at least an hour in this area.Registered guide for Rp1000 for the 'association' with additional tips to the guide required though amount is at your own discretion.
  • Renee T.
    Renee TJanuary 7, 2015
    UNESCO World Heritage Site. Massive granite fort built on a 400ft hill w/ 7 km circumference. Highly rec a licensed guide at entrance & do the climb to highest point. Not steep & less than 30 mins.
  • Joe R.
    Joe RoFebruary 12, 2014
    Wear good hiking shoes or running shoes because you do a lot of climbing and walking. Bring a bunch of water and try to take a break under any shade you can find.
  • ITC Hotels
    ITC HotelsAugust 26, 2013
    Glorious past of Golconda is narrated effectively with matchless Sound & Light effects at the Fort. It takes you right back in time,when Golconda was full of life,glory & grandeur.
  • ITC Hotels
    ITC HotelsSeptember 19, 2012
    Golkonda, a ruined city of south-central India, is situated west of Hyderabad, capital of ancient Hyderabad state. Golconda is located 11 km west of the city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Pradeep K.
    Pradeep KoduruAugust 25, 2013
    Andhra Pradesh is one of the states of India, on country’s southeastern coast is fifth largest by population, has a rich heritage monuments like Golkonda Fort. http://www.andhrapradesh-info.in/
  • Rishi D.
    Rishi DuaOctober 17
    Avoid going if it's too sunny outside. Great place to spend a couple of hours if the weather is good
  • Olga A.
    Olga AlexeevaDecember 22, 2015
    SWARMS of mosquitoes attack once sun goes down. Beautiful local hangout spot; great city views
  • Tim R.
    Tim RoanApril 24
    Took guided tour. Nice place and architecture given the period it was built. Sad thing is ppl throw their trash anywhere they want even though there are trash bins. Be respectful. This is history.
  • Arun R.
    Arun RajanJanuary 9, 2015
    Sound and light show starts at 630pm and lasts for an hour. Ticket counter opens at 530pm. U get some time to walk around and click pix of the fort before the show begins. Be ready for the mosquitoes
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniJanuary 17
    Really impressive views from this massive fort. Get a good guide or book. Skip the light and sound show.
  • Saurav C.
    Saurav ChakrabortySeptember 19
    You need to walk and climb..better if you wear shoes and avoid slippers..Poorly maintained heritage fort...avoid littering in the complex to keep it clean...
  • Dev M.
    Dev MukherjeeMay 4, 2013
    An audio-visual rendition of the history of the fort is shown from 7-8 in the evening.
  • yeasix
    yeasixOctober 7, 2012
    Avoid manual guides. Take the GPS aided video guide by AP tourism. These guys are located in a hard to find corner 100 mtr after ticket counter.
  • Syed Danish M.
    Syed Danish MehdiSeptember 22, 2015
    One of the excellent architecture from history, don't forget to carry a water bottle.
  • Aditi B.
    Aditi BhideOctober 25, 2014
    Skip the sound and light show, it's uninteresting and the mosquitoes have a field day!
  • sayed FAHED
    sayed FAHEDOctober 19, 2012
    if there's a biryani hotel up, so i have a reason to climb upto golconda fort and having and eating dumm biryani
  • Hanumantharao K.
    Great place to visit and You will feel completely comfortable and enjoy the Site view
    Upvoted Oct 28
  • Saurav
    SauravOctober 2, 2012
    Take the guide if you are visiting. Pay around Rs 400 for guide and Rs 10-20 to hear telephone sound
  • Parikshith J.
    Parikshith JanagamaJune 13, 2015
    The best tourist place!!! Golconda fort one of the finest art,monuments!!! Famous fort of India
  • Satyanarayana G.
    A lot of memories here. Enjoy the panoramic view of the whole wide city from up here.......
  • Upender Y.
    Upender YadavFebruary 26
    Very good monument. A half day tour with a bit if exercise. It's a pride of hyderabad
  • Anuj P.
    Anuj PartapAugust 28, 2012
    Golconda known as "Golla Konda" in Telugu. Golconda Fort is a massive structure of granite.
  • Nithin S.
    Nithin Sas3January 7, 2014
    Don't miss ramdas jail, and the beautiful idol carvings inside the jail
  • moozicfreak
    moozicfreakDecember 21, 2011
    Guided long tour for about 1 hr 30 mins costs 500 inr, a must take. Guided short tour for 40 mins is 350 inr.
  • vivek
    vivekMarch 31, 2012
    Go with lots of water U need to climb long
  • Subrahmanian M.
    Took a guide, cost me 550. Better take the video guide opposite the main entrance.
  • Maurice P.
    Maurice PijnakerFebruary 10, 2014
    Beautiful fort & lightshow
  • moozicfreak
    moozicfreakDecember 21, 2011
    Guided Short tour : 350 inr and guided long tour : 500 inr. Worth it!!
  • Majid S.
    Majid SyedJanuary 17, 2012
    always have a guide or else it will be worthless
  • moozicfreak
    moozicfreakDecember 21, 2011
    Make sure you take the guide, he will demonstrate the sound stuff
  • Sukeerthi A.
    Sukeerthi AryaApril 12, 2014
    hmmm.. i found it very boring... i respect the historic part of it but not a place where i would like to visit second time...
  • Turab L.
    Turab LakdawalaMay 10, 2011
    Acoustics at the entrance gate is amazing. Ask your guide for a demo.
  • moozicfreak
    moozicfreakDecember 21, 2011
    Pay the watchman 50 inr for the clapping sound you hear at the top of the gate.
  • Rohit G.
    Rohit GuptaDecember 26, 2012
    Wear sneakers to grip the smooth steps better.
  • Ashish S.
    Ashish SumanJuly 31, 2012
    The most amazing fort.
  • Yogesh J.
    Yogesh JainJanuary 8, 2013
    Wanna take picks wit beatiful backdrops.. Go to golconda
  • Suresh Y.
    Suresh YMarch 11, 2012
    Welcome to the city once ruled by NAWABS
  • shivaji ..
    shivaji ...November 24, 2010
    it is near mehndipatnam..., hyderabad.
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