6 Oldest Forts In Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is an apt place to comprehend the religion and culture of India. The capital of this state, Hyderabad boosts many attractions in and around the city. The pointed and beautiful carvings of the wood and splendid antiques of these magnificent forts and palaces will definitely cling you. Some of the well-known forts and palaces of this state include

Golconda Fort
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Golconda (sometimes spelled as Golkonda) Fort was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Golconda which flourished in the 14th to 16th century. It is situated 11 kilometers from Hyderabad, the capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. With walls ranging from 17 to 34 feet broken by 87 semi-circular bastions, some reaching 60 feet in height, and built on a granite hill that is 400 feet high, it remains one of India’s most magnificent fortress complexes.

Today, even after almost 800 years, the fort still stands as one of Hyderabad’s greatest architectural wonders. One of it’s gratest engineering marvels is the fantastic acoustic effects: one handclap at a certain point below the entrance dome can be heard at the highest point of the pavilion almost a kilometer away. This was said to be used for warning the royals in case of an attack.The Balahisar Darwaza is one of the eight gate ways and is the most impressive gate way of all. The Golconda Fort of Hyderabad comprises of a palace, a parade ground, a mosque, an armory and other buildings. More than 380 uneven stone steps starts from the Balahisar Darwaza to Hyderabad Golconda Fort.

Location: Hyderabad

How to Reach: 18 Km - Distance from hadsiguda to Golconda fort Andhra Pradesh
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1: Why you left the KONDAVEEDU FORT where vijaya nagara army took three months to capture... Nice natural hill fort...nearest to Guntur city.
Posted by: hrsrdvv - 27 Aug, 2015