Golconda Fort, situated in Andhra Pradesh, houses a ruined a city within its periphery.
The most important builder of Golkonda was Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah Wali. The 13th century Golkonda Fort was built by the Kakatiyas. The city and fortress are built on a granite hill that is 120 meters high and is surrounded by massive crenelated ramparts.
We bring to you some very interesting facts about the Golconda Fort.
Read on to find out.
- Golconda Fort dates back to 1143, when it was built by a ruler of Hindu Kakatiya dynasty, which ruled the area at that time.
- As per a legend, the fort was built by the ruler of Kakatiya dynasty after a shepherd boy came across the idol of a God on the site.
- 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.
- The architecture of the fort comes across as confluence of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles.
- It is believed that there is a secret underground tunnel in Golconda Fort, which leads from the 'Durbar Hall' to one of the palaces at the foot of the hill.
- One of the main highlights of the fort is a sound and light show, which depicts its glorious past.