Highest Point at Golconda Fort

The crowning glory of Golconda Fort is the Durbar Hall, which stands atop a hill overlooking the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It is approached by a thousand-step stairway with a great view of the cities below – including (on a clear day) the famous Charminar itself.

At the Highest Point at Golconda

Stonework of Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort – this impressive hilltop fort, located 11 kilometers from the Hyderabad city center, has imposing ramparts and gates. Originally a mud fort built by the Kakatiyas, it was transformed into an imposing citadel during the 16th and 17th centuries by the Qutub Shahi dynasty.

Stonework of Golconda Fort

Pendennis Castle Falmouth

Pendennis Castle is an artillery fort constructed by Henry VIII near Falmouth, Cornwall, England between 1540 and 1542. It formed part of the King’s Device program to protect against invasion from France and the Holy Roman Empire, and defended the Carrick Roads waterway at the mouth of the River Fal.

Pendennis Castle Falmouth

Pendennis Castle Barracks