Golconda Fort Information:
Golconda is a fort and a demolished city in the southern India, five miles west of Hyderabad city. In the past, it was famous for diamonds and gems to be found in the Qutb Shahi kingdom. Golconda Fort was built in the time of the Maratha Empire. The construction of this city and the fort stands at 120 meters (480) high above the granite hill and is surrounded by a huge panoramic hill. Pratap Rudra of Kakatiya had repaired him. There are two different pavilions called Taramati Gan Temple and Prem Nath Nutya Temple on the rocky hills outside the Golconda Fort.
Golconda Fort History:
This fort was built by King of Warangal in the 14th century. Later it went into the hands of the Bahamani kings and started calling Muhmaddnagar. In 1512 AD it came under the authority of Qutb Shahi kings and remained their capital till the time of the foundation stone of Hyderabad. Then Aurangzeb won it in 1687 AD. It is built on a hill of Granite, in which there are eight doors and surrounded by three miles long strong wall of stone. The palaces and mosques here tell their ancient pride the story of dignity..
Quick info about Golconda Fort:
||Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Interesting Facts about Golconda Fort:
- Golconda Fort was first built by the Kakatiya dynasty as part of their western defenses along the lines of the Kondapalli Fort.
- The fort famous for its acoustic effects, which was an effective security measure in those days.
- The name ‘Golconda’ is believed to have been derived from a Telugu word ‘Golla Konda’, which means ‘Shepherd’s Hill’.
- It is believed that there is a secret underground tunnel which begins at one of the durbar halls and leads to one of the palaces at the bottom of the hill.
- Darya-e Nur, Nur-Ul-Ain Diamond, Kohinoor, Hope Diamond and Regent Diamond have been owned by the sultans of Golconda before they moved out of India.
- The Sri Jagadamba Maha temple atop Golconda is as famous as the fort itself. The king – Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah was so popular among his subjects that he was called Malkabhiram by Hindus.
- The fort fell into ruins after a siege, and its resultant fall, to Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
- There are a number of royal apartments and halls, temples, mosques, magazines and stables inside Golconda Fort.
- There is an old tree in Golconda Fort which is about 400 years old. This tree is about 80 feet in circumference.
- Legend has it that a person called Majzoob who was considered to be a mad man , stayed beside the Fateh Darwaza and secured it. At the point when Aurangazab was prepared to overcome the Fort, the presence of this person never permitted them to invade the passage.