Friday, 13 March 2015

#TravelIndiaDiaries : The Acoustic marvel of Golconda Fort


By Aakriti

Hey All,

Thanks for loving my travelogues so much. Well, since it was a long tour, I am still travelling in the city of Hyderabad, this place doesn’t seem to end !!
Talking about large man made monuments, let’s get to things we know about, say like the Great Wall of China maybe? But why am I talking about it? Well, it’s not in Hyderabad na... But what we have our own version, or lets say a perfect architectural marvel in our very own country.

So all, let’s read about my journey to one of
India’s acoustic marvel : The Golconda Fort

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Another fabulous place I visited and couldn’t even cover seeing it all due to its vastness. Yes it is really huge, covering around 11 kms of the areas and we were told that whatever we saw in the whole day was just about 40 % of the whole place! I wonder what more was left after having our feet ache so much.


Indian Travel Blog / #TravelIndiaDiaries : The Acoustic marvel of Golconda Fort

Golconda, also known as Golkonda or Golla konda ("shepherd's hill"), a ruined fort of Southern India and capital of medieval Golconda Sultanate (c.1518–1687), is situated 11 km west of Hyderabad, Telangana. It is also a mandal District. The region is known for the mines that have produced some of the world's most famous gems, including the Koh-i-Noor, Hope Diamond and the Nassak Diamond.

Indian Travel Blog / #TravelIndiaDiaries : The Acoustic marvel of Golconda Fort

One needs to form base in Hyderabad to visit the Golconda Fort. And it is not difficult to find about the mid-segment hotels in Hyderabad. There are wonderful
options for staying in Hyderabad including Boutique hotels in Hyderabad for an affordable holiday.

Indian Travel Blog / #TravelIndiaDiaries : The Acoustic marvel of Golconda Fort

The best part was when we went up to the terrace of the fort and saw the sunset. While the sun beautifully slips through the ruins spreading its dim lights through the broken walls and empty spaces all over our faces. This place truly had some wonderful architectural wonders. We were made to talk in opposite sides of a wall which was about 20 steps away from the other corner, we were asked to speak and guess what ! We could hear what the other person spoke, like a telephone loud and clear ! Seriously, this is one acoustic marvel India has.


Indian Travel Blog / #TravelIndiaDiaries : Sunset at Golconda Fort


Indian Travel Blog / #TravelIndiaDiaries : Sunset at Golconda Fort

There were points built in the fort where if one clapped or spoke, their voice would echo like if one speaks on a mike ! WOW!! It was no less than magic, who'd call it an architecture wonder. We then head off for a light and sound show in the fort itself dubbed by Amitabh Bachchan, that explained the history of the fort and its people, it was indeed beautiful.


Indian Travel Blog / #TravelIndiaDiaries : Night time at Golconda Fort

The whole place is full of different rooms and sections including slaughter house , court room, queen's court and what on. One must visit it and experience it themselves as the stories are worth listening to. Do look for hotel bookings in Hyderabad to plan your trip. You can also read more about the Golconda Fort here.

PEL SHOUTS
I have been to the Golconda Fort and I truly admire the architecture and the science involved in making it. Seriously, India has such marvellous jewels and this post indeed does complete justice to one of them. Loved it Aakriti. And even the photographs, although from a mobile, are worth appreciation. 


Have you tried been to the Golconda Fort? 
Which is your favourite architecture marvel of India?



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2 comments:

  1. I really love your travel posts….. I've not travelled much in India and this way I can make a list of places :D

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  2. That first picture is awesome! I had visited this place when I was very young and I vaguely remember about the aoustic wonders!

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