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Golconda Fort


At a distance of 11 km to the west of Hyderabad, India there is a historical fort for visit called Golconda Fort. Golconda Fort is also spelled by Golkonda Fort and also known as Golla Konda and Gol Konda. This place is famous for History Buffs, Photo Fanatics and Adventure Seekers. The ideal duration of this place is 2-3 hours. The altitude of this place is 400 ft. Golconda fort is one of the magnificent fortress complexes in India.  The structural features of  Golconda Fort are:

  • Its eight imposing gateways
  • As many as 87 bastions rising up to 15 to 18 metres
  • The double wall that follows the foot of the hill on which the bastion stands
  • The East Gate, one of the biggest entrances of the fort
  • A three- storeyed armoury building


By the Kakatiyas was built the Golconda Fort. On the Granite hill the fort was built. By the Rani Rudrama Devi and Prataparudra the fort was rebuilt. Then the fort control came under the Musunuri, who defeated the Warangal. The fort served all the dynasties from Kakatiyas of Warangal to the Baihmanis and from Qutb Shahi kings later to Aurangazeb.

Entry Fees

Per Person : For Indians Rs. 5 and For Foreigners Rs. 100.

Per Camera : Rs. 25

For Videography : Rs. 130


Visitors can visit Golconda Fort all days of the week except Friday. The timings of Golconda fort is 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM.

Best Time to Visit

The visitors can come in this fort throughout the year. 


In Summer : The temperature in the summer is 20 degree Celsius to 45 degree Celsius.

In Winter : The temperature in the winter is 14 degree Celsius to 32 degree Celsius.

How To Reach

By Air : Rajiv Gandhi International airport is the nearest airport. This airport is located in the Hyderabad.

By Rail : Hyderabad Railway Juction is the nearest railway station.

By Road : Golconda Fort is well connected to all major cities.