Golconda Fort Entry Fee
15 per person for Indians
200 per person for Foreign Tourists
25 for Still Camera
130 for Sound & Light Show
Golconda Fort Sound & Light Show Fee
140 per Adult in Executive Class
110 per Child in Executive Class
80 per Adult in Normal Class
60 per Child in Normal Class
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Golconda Fort Address: Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500008, India
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Golconda Fort Timings
|Monday||8:00 am – 5:30 pm|
|Tuesday||8:00 am – 5:30 pm|
|Wedesday||8:00 am – 5:30 pm|
|Thursday||8:00 am – 5:30 pm|
|Friday||8:00 am – 5:30 pm|
|Saturday||8:00 am – 5:30 pm|
|Sunday||8:00 am – 5:30 pm|
Sound & Light Show Timings at Golconda Fort
- 1st Show English (All Days)
- 2nd Show in Telugu on Monday, Wednesday & Friday,
- 2nd Show in Hindi on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday.
- Show Timings (Nov to Feb): 1st Show 6:30pm 2nd Show 7.45pm
- Show Timings (Mar to Oct): 1st Show 7:00pm 2nd Show 8.15pm.
Note: Sound & Light Show Ticket counter at Golconda Fort is open from 5:30 PMLinks: Website | Map
Golconda Fort Hyderabad is an outstanding example of brilliant engineering and magical architecture. Located at a distance of 11km from the city, it is the most famous of all Hyderabad sightseeing places. The name of the fort has been derived from the Telugu words "Golla" and "Konda" which together means 'Shepherd's Hill'. Founded in the approximately 12th Century by the Kakatiya Kings, this massive Golconda Fort with eight gates and 87 bastions was later built by Qutub Shahi Kings.
One of the Hyderabad’s most popular and supreme monuments, Golconda Fort allures every visitor with its unparalleled beauty and grandeur. A Hyderabad Tour is incomplete without a visit to this fort.
However, do keep in mind the Golconda Fort timings and entry fee before planning a visit to this regal symbol of history. For instance, Golconda fort timings are from 9 am to 5.30 pm. After that, visitors are not allowed to enter the fort, unless they are going for the light and show in night. Hence, to explore the beauty of this place at leisure, plan you visit early in the day.
With perimeters of around 11 kilometers, the fort has 15 to 18 foot high walls. It has huge gates that have pointed iron spikes on them. This protected the fort from Elephants damaging the fort as well as enemy attacks. The fort presents a mesmerizing architecture which will astonish you at each and every step. Its also recommended to visit other 2 nearest sightseeing places from Golconda fort, which are Qutub Shahi Tombs and Taramati Baradari.
The system of acoustics in the Fort is something which attracts each and every visitor. The sound of clapping at the entrance can be heard at the ‘Bala Hissar' which is the highest point and almost a kilometre away. This system was apparently used for communication purposes, especially to alert royal in case of any attack.
Other attractive features of the Fort include water supply system as well as famous 'Rahban' cannon. Ramdas’ prison is one of the popular spot inside the fort. According to legend, Ramdas who was a revenue collector in Abdul Hasan Shah's court was imprisoned. During his imprisonment, he carved Hindu deities on the wall of his cell.
It is said that Golconda fort used to be a famous diamond market attracting merchants from all over the world. It was at Golconda that the famous Kohinoor and Hope diamonds along with others such as The Regent Diamond, Darya-e Nur, Nur-Ul-Ain Diamond were stored.
Sound & Light Show Timings and Tickets Cost
Another feature that makes Golconda fort all the more attractive is the light and sound show presenting its history and facts. The sound and light show at Golconda Fort is done in three languages namely English, Hindi and Telugu with a voice over of Bollywood living legend Amitabh Bachchan. The show timings of sound and light show at Golconda Fort are Show Timings (Nov to Feb): 1st Show 6:30pm 2nd Show 7.45pm & Show Timings (Mar to Oct): 1st Show 7:00pm 2nd Show 8.15pm.
To enter the fort you are required to pay a minimal Golconda fort entry fee of Rs.5; it is Rs. 100 foreign tourists. You have to pay extra if you are planning to take your camera inside. For sound and light show, you are required to buy a separate ticket.