Golconda Fort or Golla konda – The Most Famous And Biggest Fortress In India
Golconda Fort is a fort made up of mud in its initial stages which had grown into a huge granite fort with the passage of time. It is around 800 years old. It is situated in Andra Pradesh, in southern India and is one of the most historical landmarks of India. The Golconda Fort is standing on a hill which us having a height of 400 feet. The fort is surrounded by a great wall which is broken in many areas presenting its amazing biography.
The Golconda Fort served as a battle ground during various wars and attacks by different invaders and it went under the control of different rulers which can be easily seen in its construction which was a long lasting process started from the Kakatiya dynasty and ends on the British era of ruling in sub-continent. Originally the fort was a little mud fort built on the west side of the kingdom upon the order of the king from the kakatiya dynasty, but it got many additions. During the time of kakatiya dynasty it was rebuilt by the king Pratapa.
After the kakatiyan dynasty the fort was acquired by the Qutb shahi family who ruled on the area for decades. During the Mughals time of ruling India, the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb conquered the fort and it then started serving for the Mughals after whom the British Empire took it. The fort has residencies of the royals, halls, long stairs, domes, miners, temples and as well as mosques which is a proof of its owners who were Hindu rajas and Muslim kings. It is fascinating art of stone work and an amazing presentation of historical architecture and construction.
Today the Golconda Fort is a big tourist spot and a wonder of India which receive thousands of people.