Golconda Fort: preserving ancient Indian architecture

Thursday, 28/03/2024 09:58
(CPV) - Located in the west of Hyderabad city in Telengana state, Southern India, Golconda Fort is an interesting destination for tourists to learn about ancient architecture of India.
Golconda Fort is one of the most magnificent fort complexes in India. This place is the area that once kept the mighty Koh-I-Noor diamond.
Golconda Fort was first built in 1143 with mud. From 1507, over a period of 62 years, the three Kings
of the Qutb Shahi Dynasty built the stone fort.
Thousands of strong slaves from Africa were brought here. They had to carry large rocks stacked on top of each other. The material to bind bulky rocks is made from egg-whites and milk. 
The fort was built on a 120-meter-high hill, with a circumference of 5 kilometers, including four small forts, and 11 kilometers of surrounding walls. Golconda was equipped with cannons, four drawbridges, eight gates, and many halls, ammunition depots and stables.
Inside the fortress, there remain ruins of palaces, churches mosques, armories and lakes.
The domes in the fortress are very special. Standing near the entrance to the dome and clapping, it will create an echo that can be heard clearly from the top of the hill, which is about 1 km.
The fortress was built like a maze to make it difficult for enemies to penetrate deep into the central area,
where many secrets were kept.
The architecture, legends, history and mystery of Golconda Fort add to its attractiveness and make it one of the must-see places in Hyderabad.
Standing on top of the fort, you can see the beautiful Deccan plateau and the bustling city of Hyderabad.
In the evening, Golconda fort becomes alive with a light and sound show that features snippets from its regal past.
The majesty, rise and fall of the fortress are conveyed through extremely vivid images and sounds.
A group of Vietnamese reporters and editors visits and learns about the history of Golconda Fort.
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