The glorious past of Golconda Fort is narrated effectively with matchless Sound and Light effects. The unique Sound and Light Show takes you right back in time when Golconda was full of life, glory, and grandeur.
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.
The name Golconda Fort has a legend behind it. As per the story, a shepherd boy was once walking on this hill when he had come across a God idol. The news about the shepherd boy and his findings reached the then ruler of the Kakatiya Dynasty. The King then decided to build a fort on the hill, which then came to be known as Golconda (Shepherd’s Hill) Fort.
However, almost 200 years later, the fort came under Bahamani rulers. Later Qutub Shahi Kings took the fort under their control and extended it further. The fort was fortified and expanded during the reign of Bahamani rulers and the Qutub Shahi Dynasty. Later in 1687, this fort came under the rule of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. It was then the fort was left unattended.