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The Golconda Fort is situated due west of Hyderabad. The fort was founded as early as the twelfth century by the Kakatias. The Qutub Sahi kings converted this fort into a mighty fort with granite walls and ramparts that extend to around 5 kilometers in circumference. The perimeter of this massive fort measures around 11 kilometers, with 15 to 18-foot-high walls. There are as many as 70 ramparts besides 8 huge gates.

Golconda was once the market city for its diamond trade. Darya-e Nur, meaning 'sea of light', measuring 185 carats and housed now in Iran, was mined here. Many other famed diamonds—including the Kohinoor Diamond, Nur-Ul-Ain Diamond, the Hope Diamond, and the Regent Diamond—are believed to belong to the mines in this region.
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9 am to 5 pm (Tues to Sun), Closed on Mondays
Light & Sound Show Timings : All days 1st Show 7pm to 8 pm (Nov to Feb); All days 2nd Show 8:15pm to 9:15 pm (Mon, Wed, Fri - Telugu Show; Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun - Hindi Show) All days 1st Show 6:30 pm to
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Rs 10 for Indians, Rs 100 for Foreign Nationals, Video – Rs 25
Light & Sound Show Entry Fee: VIP Class Rs100 (Adult) Rs75 (Child) Non Executive: Rs 50 (Adult) Rs 30 (Child)

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Nuggets From The Nizam’s Land – Hyderabad

  by Akshay Balraj  on Apr 21, 2010
Hyderabad showcases the royal life of the Nawabs and there is no end to the sightseeing places here. The Hyderabadi Biryani is sure to make you visit this place again!
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