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Golkonda Fort

Golkonda is a ruined seventh century city located in the south-central India. The massive fort sits majestically on a granite hill and beckons the tourists to visit it from a long distance. Located in Hyderabad in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the Golkonda Fort is a famous landmark. Built by the Qutub kings, in the era gone by, the fort for long protected their kingdom from the rampaging Mughal armies.

The Golkonda Fort Hyderabad has four forts, enclosed by a 10-km outer wall. The massive semi-circular ramparts of the fort have eight gateways. The most interesting thing about the fort’s construction is that the sound made by a clap at the main entrance of the fort can be heard almost one km away, on top of the citadel, at a height of 300 feet.

In the era gone by the sound made thus, at the fort’s main entrance, alerted, well in time, the rulers of Golkonda of the incoming invaders and enemies.