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  1. India
  2. Telangana
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Golconda Fort

Hyderabad: Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 301938
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Discover the spellbinding Golconda Fort, Hyderabad’s most impressive landmark, and the spectacular Qutub Shahi Tombs on a private half-day tour. Enjoy private hotel pickup and drop-off, as well as the option to see the fort’s evening light and sound show.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup is available from the hotel lobby.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Golconda Fort, once known as the diamond capital of the world
  • Marvel at the exquisite architecture of the Qutub Shahi Tombs
  • Learn about the reign of the Qutub Shahi rulers
  • Relive historic moments with the optional evening light and sound show
Full description
The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Hyderabad, then heads 11 km towards the impressive Golconda Fort, once known as the diamond capital of the world. With your expert guide, discover the wonders of the fort and its incredible history, which dates back to 1143AD when it was just a mud fort. Learn about how the fort served as the Palace of the Bahmani sultans as you admire the stunning architecture of the building.

Continue the tour around the fort, listening to fascinating insight into the history of this royal palace and treasury. Learn about how the fort was famous for its diamonds, including the Kohinoor, the Hope Diamond, the Idol’s Eye, and the Orlov. Then, discover the fort’s breathtaking acoustics — a clap at the Balahisar Gate can be heard right up on the top of the fort!

Next, head to the Qutub Shahi Tombs, built in memory of the old kings of Golconda. Admire the tombs' exquisite arches, columns, dome minarets, and galleries, surrounded by stunning gardens. Marvel at all 7 tombs, each dedicated to one of the Qutub Shahi rulers, whose reign lasted for 2 centuries.

Finally, if you select the evening option of the tour, enjoy a jaw-dropping light and sound show that brings the fort to life and captures the true essence of this magical site.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Light refreshments
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
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5 Senses Walks

Product ID: 301938