Standing a mute testimony to a rich, ferocious and vibrant past tracing through the efforts of the Kakatiyans who first established base here in the 13th century, we now have a picturesque and exciting location to explore. Each step we take here, each view we drink in and each of the pieces of the ruins that we stumble over have a story to tell. We shall trace the story in part through this walk.
THE PLACES COVERED:
The Qutub Shahi Tombs: A little away from the Golconda Fort are a cluster of tombs, the most authentic evidence of the Qutub Shahi architectural traditions. Ensconced amidst picturesque and landscaped gardens, known as Ibrahim bagh, is the grandeur of these tombs dedicated to the memory of the seven Qutub Shahi kings who ruled Golconda for nearly 170 years. The tombs are an unequivocal manifestation of the structural engineering talent of the Qutub Shahi period. This necropolis place where the royal family of a dynasty are buried, arguably among the world's largest, lie sprawled across 130 acres. An example of Indo Sarcenic architecture, is a must see for anyone interested in history, architecture or heritage.
Trek along the outer ramparts of the scenic Golkonda Fort. Experience the visual treat of an open Sky and lush green surroundings, the aroma of fresh foliage with the monsoon just having set in. Jump like a goat across the small chasms for the adventurous or sedately amble around them! View the magnificent canons lying askew on the ruins of the ramparts, which would have been sentinels of the Qutub shahi armies of yore on these crumbling bastions.
Get a fabulous view of the old city and a new perspective of the fort itself.
Test your endurance and bond with nature steeped with history.
Spend time soaking in the history of the wars fought from these bastions and the high walls that guarded this fabulous fort.
Charges do not includes travel to and from the venue.
Gate of the Qutub shahi tombs.
WHAT TO GET:
Raingear/Cap/Umbrella/Windcheaters or else get ready to soak up the rain
Wear only sport/Trek shoes and loose tracks
Wear long sleeves clothes to avoid injuries from bushes/shrubs/thorns
Water - 2 Litres
Cameras to capture memorable moments!
Patience and tolerance a necessary virtue.
Lots of energy and laughs...absolutely necessary!!!