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Have I ever told you how much I love Hyderabad? No? Well, I do… I love my city with every cell in my body. I think that my city is one of the best cities to live in. I have been living here since forever and yet I never get bored of this city. I love everything about this city… well, except for the extreme summers but then again which city is perfect? I m pretty proud of being a Hyderabadi actually and when I walk on the streets of Hyderabad I just know that this is where I belong… this is my city.

Anyways, that’s not really the point of this post. This post is about one of the marvels of Hyderabad… The Golconda Fort. You see, I went there recently and thought its right to blog all about it. I went there after such a long time but I guess it’s alright… it wasn’t going anywhere and neither was I.

Getting back to the topic.

The Golconda Fort was built in the 13th century by Kakatiya’s after a Shepard Boy suggested it. Thus the name ‘Golconda’ which is derived from the Telugu word ‘Golla Konda’ meaning Shepard’s Hill. But it was only after the collapse of the Bahmani Sultanat that Golconda reached its glory. It was further built and the made the capital of the Qutub Shahi dynasty. It was during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah that the fort was built completely with its acoustical system which is the specialty of the fort. It was Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah who built the city Hyderabad, Charminar and Mecca Masjid. He first named Hyderabad ‘Bhagyanagaram’ after his Hindu wife Bhagmathi. Bhagmathi was later renamed as Hyder Mahal and thus the city was named Hyderabad.

Now I will let the pictures to the talking :)

(The entrance of the fort which is also called as ‘Balahissar’)

(The Mosque)

(The kali maa’s painting on a rock near the temple situated in the fort)

(The view of the whole fort from the top)

(The sound and light show that goes on in the night which is a MUST WATCH)

(Projection of Kohinoor Diamond on the stone which some how impressed me the most)

If you are living in Hyderabad or visiting Hyderabad Golconda Fort is a Must See place. It shows how rich in Heritage Hyderabad really is :). Its after all Mera Shehar… My Jaan :).

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56 Comments

  1. Will b hoping on to secundarabad soon, will definately visit hyd here. :)

  2. amazing pics…each stands for the beauty of how beautiful the city is :)

  3. Never been to Hyderabad myself. Two of my friends live there now. And although I know that it is an old city with much heritage and culture, I have heard little about the same and a lot about the scorching summers from them!
    Lovely pics girl. Post more posts like this one please :)

  4. Lovely fort and pictures! Have been there long back! Is this where, at the entrance if we clap, we can hear its sound/echo on one of the rooms on top of the fort? Vaguely remember this!
    I like anything and everything about Hyd. I don’t know if its because of same weather to chennai!
    Love the chudi bazaar, boating, salarjung museum, the aroma of biriyani, around charminar, pani puri shops at every corners. Have spent some of my best summer holidays there at my aunt’s place!

  5. I visited my bro who was staying in Hyd when I was 17 and it remains one of the awesomest places I have ever been too! The journey to the place itself was nothing short of an adventure and if Jab We Met hadnt ended the way it did, I would have sued the guys for plagiarism 😛 :)

    It was fun visiting the fort, snow world 😛 even the zoo!! Sadly, bro moved back to Mumbai and since then there wasn’t a reason to visit the place again. Would sure come someday again! :)

    Cheers,
    Annie.

  6. Never been there yet. But definitely on my Must See list :)

  7. I love Hyderabad too! And to think I once hated it, things change :)

  8. lovely :)

    we all have a deep bond with our cities..and its nice to see your love for Hyderabad..looks pretty, love the mosque..and the light-show pictures

  9. Golconda fort is one of my most fav places here too and I think the SoundnLight Show is one of the brilliant ones we hv in India too :)

  10. Golconda fort is one of the besttt placess i have seen…. i hav visited os manyy fortsss but Golconda is one of the bestt so farr..and will always have fond memories of HYD :)

  11. well i’m a hyderabadi myself to the core…i’m missing hyd…but apart from the historic scenario..hyd shares a lot of memories …and few places in hyd are very special to me..

  12. Beautiful pics… :) I have been planning to visit hyd for a quiet a while and to be honest not coz of the places but coz i have heard the food their is yummm…. 😀

  13. Yes Indeed hyderabad is a beautiful place , though i know of ONE person a selfish ___ and ___ and ___ who lives there

    but other then that its beautiful i can rememner my visit there and all that food i had there .. and the charminar .. I was there for a NCC camp, fora 3 week attachment with the air force and i loved it …

    The fort and the marble temple and the tank bund.. lovely place I hope i am thinking of the same city :)

    Bikram’s

  14. hey spelling mistake,its not kakakiya , its kakatiya..

    :)

  15. Beautiful pics. Hyderabad is the amalgamation of the whole of India with its multi-cultural history and rich traditions.

  16. Hi,

    I loved the passion with which you talked abt Hyderabad. That was so motivating. I havent been to Hyderabad but heard a lot abt it…but must say, your post made me want to come and visit this city…thanks for the awesome pics too!

  17. i visited Hyderabad whn i ws a child… somehow i always liked it;) sply now dt i know rini stays der 😛 newayz nice post :)keep ’em cuming :)

  18. Had been to hyd when I was a kid so dont remember anything.. but I remember seeing the pics of all these places that you mentioned and I have actually posed in front of all these buildings.. but dont remember anything sadly :(
    Planning to visit hyd again sometime :)

  19. ‘Bhagyanagaram’ – ee peru bhaga vunde!! Wonder why she allowed to change it… :)

    I have visited this fort, but I did it in the morning, and no one told us about the light and sound show in the night!!

    Destination Infinity

    • You must must see it next time you are here. And if you are here give me a call… I will tell u what else are Must see things.

      Telugu vacha?

      • Oh btw, the name was changed as many ministers in his court opposed the name.

      • Telugu koddhiga vocchu… Eithe, ma Telugu (Chennai Telugu) is very different from me Telugu (AP Telugu) – Our relatives in AP always tell us that!! You know what, I even learnt (a bit) to read Telugu. My dad watches E TV and Gemini TV a lot and hence I asked my grandmother to teach me the characters so that I could read the movie name and other titles by myself. Both my father and grandmother can read and write, but in our generation only me and my cousin sister know to read a bit!! Some day I will learn more throughly.

        Destination Infinity

  20. we spoke about your visit and i even saw the pics on ur FB :)

    very inviting place I must say..

  21. When I came to Hyderabad I visited this fort and love it 😀 😀 But could stay late for light show.. :(

    Maybe next time.. the pics are too good.. loved them… better than what I took then :) :)

  22. awww the photos look beautiful… I so want to visit the place… its in my list,,, will plan for it soon 😀

  23. Such beautiful pictures, it really looks like an amazing place!
    i really want to visit India one day! 😀

  24. photos speak so much !!!!!!
    nice break again from the countdown…!!
    Looks like a nice place :)

  25. I am a Hyderabadi too! But, a pseudo one at that because I have lived in Delhi, for like, forever! :)
    It’s really nice to rediscover the city you love. I keep doing that in Delhi. Should post on that sometime.
    Oh and Golconda is *beautiful*! It’s close to our house in Hyd. More posts like these, please? 😀

  26. The acoustical system is amazing is it not.. One of the things that stand in my after soooo many years of visiting the fort

    I don’t think they use to have the light and sound show back then.. well next time I visit :)

  27. Long long long long loooong time back- I had visited Hyderabad, and Golkonda Court… I remember that light and sound show… :)

    Good old days :)

  28. The pics look exciting. My girl got posted in Hyd this month and I’m visiting her in a few days on her birthday. Any girlie romantic getaway surprise places there?

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