was once a mud-built fort originally built by the Kakatiyas of Warangal
in 1143 AD. During the kingdom of Raja Pratap Rudra Dev, a shepherd
suggested constructing a fort on this hill. The Raja welcomed the idea
and constructed a bulwark, calling it after the name of the shepherd.
"Golla" means Shepherd and "konda" means
hill.......thus came the name GOLCONDA.
The fort was later reinforced by masonry by the Bahamanis and eventually expanded into a massive fort by the Qutub Shahi Kings.
Since then, Golconda
passed through the time ruled by many kings. No doubt, the Hyderabadis
view this wonderful fort as a
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