Golconda Fort, Hyderabad

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© Saroj Swain
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UploadedNovember 3, 2011
TakenMarch 26, 2010
Exposure1/1600 sec at f/3.5
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light not detected
Focal Length7.9 mm
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Location : 11km. from Hyderabad City, India
Famous For : Acoustics, Palaces, Ingenious Water Supply System, and Diamond Trade
Built By : Quli Qutub Shah
Attractions within Golconda Fort : Taramathi Gana Mandir, Premathi Nritya Mandir, Sound And Light Show.
Best Time to Visit : September & March

About Golconda Fort :
Golconda Fort is one of the most wonderful monuments, located 11 km. from Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh. The name of Golconda originates from the telgu words "Golla" and "Konda" which means 'shepard's hill'. One of the most important features of this fort is that the sounds of hands clapped at the entry gate can be heard quite clearly at the top of the hill.

History of Golconda Fort :
The 13th century Golconda Fort was built by the Kakatiya kings. The existing structure was later built by Qutub Shahi Kings into a massive fort with granite walls having eight gates and 87 bastions spread upto 7 kms, in circumference over a span of 62 years. Golconda Fort, popularly known in Telgu as "Golla Konda", which means "Shepherd's Hill", has an exotic story behind it. In 1143, on the rocky hill known as 'Mangalavaram', a shepherd boy came across an image and conveyed to the Kakatiya king, who was ruling at that time. The 10km long road from Golconda to outer Hyderabad was a fantastic market selling jewellery, diamonds, pearls and other gems, popular in all over the world.

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  • m fontaine

    m fontaine gave props (3 Nov 2011):

    Wonderful Shot !

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (7 Nov 2011):

    väga hea foto

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (7 Nov 2011):

    Such an elegant and awesome looking place! I love the architecture and landscaping here. Great composition too. A very beautiful photo, Saroj!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (8 Nov 2011):

    Wow! what a beautiful location. nicely captured.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    Superb shot! I would love to visit. A JPG member named "Prash" uploaded some shots of Golconda two years ago, and I have been thinking about it ever since!

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