Sunday, June 26, 2016

Golkonda Fort

Location: Golconda Fort, Khair Complex, Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad, Telangana 500008, India Golkonda Fort is located at Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad is also known as Golconda or Golla konda ("shepherd's hill")was the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty (c.1518–1687), is situated 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) west of Hyderabad.

The region is known for the mines that have produced some of the world's most famous gems, including the Koh-i-Noor, the Hope Diamond and the Nassak Diamond.

Golkonda Fort was first built by the Kakatiya dynasty as part of
their western defenses along the lines of the Kondapalli Fort. The city and the fortress were built on a granite hill that is 120 meters (480 ft) high, surrounded by massive battlements. The fort was rebuilt and strengthened by Rani Rudrama Devi and her successor Prataparudra. Later, the fort came under the control of the Musunuri Nayaks, who defeated the Tughlaqi army occupying Warangal. It was ceded by the Musunuri Kapaya Nayak to the Bahmani Sultanate as part of a treaty in 1364.

Under the Bahmani Sultanate, Golkonda slowly rose to prominence. Sultan Quli Qutb-ul-Mulk (r. 1487–1543), sent as a governor of Telangana, established it as the seat of his government around 1501. The Bahmani rule gradually weakened during this period, and Sultan Quli formally became independent in 1538, establishing the Qutb Shahi dynasty based in Golkonda. Over a period of 62 years, the mud fort was expanded by the first three Qutb Shahi sultans into a massive fortification of granite, extending around 5 km in circumference. It remained the capital of the Qutb Shahi dynasty until 1590 when the capital was shifted to Hyderabad. The Qutb Shahis expanded the fort, whose 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) outer wall enclosed the city.

The fort finally fell into ruin in 1687, after a siege leading to its fall at the hands of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

Sound & Light Show at Golconda Fort Hyderabad

Covers : 1st Show English (All Days) 2nd Show in Telugu on Monday, Wednesday & Friday, and Hindi on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday. Show Timings: (Nov to Feb) 1st Show 6:30pm 2nd Show 7.45pm (Mar to Oct) 1st Show 7:00pm 2nd Show 8.15pm.

For Enquiries Contact : 040-23512401

For Bulk Bookings Contact : 9848185772

Timings : Ticket counter is open from 5:30 PM


Golconda Fort Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golkonda

http://historicaltimeofindia.blogspot.com/2014/07/golconda-fort-in-hyderabad.html


google+

linkedin