Jan 192015
 
Golconda Fort and The Legend of Bhakta Ramadas

Golconda Fort and the Story of  Bhakta Ramadas and Tana Shah Every time I climb the stairs of the Golconda fort I discover something new, or spend the time to understand and photograph something in more detail. I hope you have read my post about Kali Temple in Golconda Fort,  right next to the Royal Palace, if not please do read before moving further. So this last trip we spent some time in the prison room of Bhakta Ramdas, his name means a devotee of Lord Rama though his original name was Gopanna. The story of the prison is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 232013
 
Sri Jagadamba Mahakali Temple Golconda

Mahakali Temple on The Top of Golconda The first time I visited Golconda  I just visited the  Sri Jagamba Mahakali Temple Golconda as any tourist will. But as got captivated by the fort and started visiting again and again it made me think more and more about the Mahakali temple on the top of the fort. In early days only shepherds visited the top of the hill and that is one of the origins of the name of the fort – Gwala Konda or the hill of the shepherds. It is believed that the shepherds may have found the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 272013
 
7 Tombs of Qutub Shahi Emperors Hyderabad

Qutub Shahi Tombs: The Resting Place of Emperors of Golconda This weekend I once again visited the 7 Qutub Shahi Tombs, where 7 generations of the Qutub Shahi Emperors are resting. The tombs are on the way to Golconda fort but are normally given a miss by most of the visitors, who are happy to visit only Golconda Fort. But once you visit the Qutub Shahi Tombs you will realize what you have missed. I think it won’t be wrong to say that Qutub Shahi tombs form the Golden Triangle of Hyderabad along with Golconda Fort and Taramati Baradari from the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 152011
 
Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort in Hyderabad I have been to Golconda fort in Hyderabad many times, but most of the times it will be with some visiting friends and relative to show them the grandeur of the birthplace of Kohinoor diamond as the legend goes. This last time I visited with some Hyderabadi friends with the sole purpose of taking some pictures Golconda has had a very interesting history. It started as a mud fort where shepherds used to come with cattle hence the name -Gwala Konda or Shepherd hill in the Telugu the local language. Stair Case To Nowhere One [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]