The next on the agenda was to visit the historical Golconda Fort Hyderabad. This ruined fort is situated at a distance of eleven kilometers from Hyderabad. It was started in the year 1143 CE by the Kakatiyas clan and built on a 120-meter high granite hill. The fort was built surely by an expert engineering mindset because besides being grandeur, the fort is very well-planned. The water supply system was simply ingenious. Even the fading gardens with lawns and fountains look to be done with a detailed hand. The architecture of the place is so designed that it allows the flow of cool and fresh breeze through it during the hot summer months. The brilliant planning and details done in the design of the ventilation is simply to be admired.
Even during that period they were so advanced and we think that we are more modern and advanced in our thinking and technology. The gates of the fortress was massive and were studded with iron spikes in order to save them from enemies elephants. Golconda was renowned for its exclusive diamond mines and hence special precautions were taken in its architectural building. The engineering marvels and sound technology used during that time is marvelous and amazing. If one claps at a particular point below the dome at the entrance it can surely be heard one kilometer away at the pavilion’s highest point. This scientific and magical effect was done with a clear and concise mind to warn against any disasters. How one could come with such an idea and concept is surely unimaginable.
What I found most entertaining was a new show organized by the management called the Sound and Light Show. It is a spectacular and marvelous display of visual and sound effects depicting and unfolding the history of Golconda over the years. English, Telugu and Hindi are the language mediums in which the story unfolds. It is a must watch experience relating to our own glorious past. Golconda Fort Hyderabad is still one of the most awesome and magnificent fortress of India. I had to move on as there are many places to visit.