The golden rays of sunset on the clouds are in stark contrast to the dark silhouette of Golconda Fort, Hyderabad
The sun sets over the rampart of Golconda Fort, Hyderabad
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.
Jagadamba temple located in a small cave half-way through the steps leading to the Golconda Fort is the oldest temple in Hyderabad, India. It is interesting to see a temple in the vicinity of a mosque indicating the secular nature of the rulers of Golconda Fort.
On the top at Golconda Fort, Hyderabad, Ibrahim Mosque was built by Ibrahim the son of Quli Qutb Shah. The mosque has now been ruined but still two minarets can be found along with three entrances adjacent to each other.
People making the trek to the top of the tower at Golconda Fort, Hyderabad, India
The old stonework of Golconda Fort, Hyderabad is in stark contrast to the unidentified white building that stands out.
This mosque, outside the royal palaces at Golconda Fort, Hyderabad, was used by Qutb Shahi rulers and their nobles.
A child looks through the iron grille at Golconda Fort, Hyderabad
Hyderabad city views from top 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.
Since the time it was built 1518, Golconda Fort has been the pride of Hyderabad. Famous for its impenetrable structure, the fort is considered as a hallmark of excellence in military architecture. Golconda Fort is one of the grandest forts in India.