The Golconda Fort and Charminar

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Golconda Fort is one of the most popular places in India.

It used to be a very popular diamond-trade-center since there was a diamond mine nearby. But now the diamond mine is no longer there.

This region has produced some of the world’s most famous diamonds such as the Kohinoor diamond and the Blue Hope diamond.

The diamonds were given to traders around the world for money. The fort was built by the Kakatiya dynasty in the 13th century. Later it was taken over by the Qutub Shahi dynasty. In 1687 the Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb attacked the fort. It was ruined and several people died.

Today, it’s a great tourist-site with a museum and people living in the town.

So when you go to India don’t forget to add the Golconda Fort which is in Hyderabad in the state of Telangana to your bucket list!



Charminar built-in 1591A.D is the most popular site-seeing area and/or mosque in Hyderabad, India. In the Qutb-Shahi Dynasty, the fifth ruler called Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah created this masterpiece because he wanted to celebrate the end of the “plague.”

However, it is believed that Charminar was built at the commemorate the eradication of Cholera”, a deadly disease that had claimed thousands of lives.  He built the Charminar in 1591 after shifting his capital from Golconda. 

Char and Minar mean four towers in Hindi.

-By Arya Reddy

Arya is an avid learner and loves to write. He likes to take on new interesting topics through in-depth research. Arya is also a trained singer, video editor, voice-over artist and loves photography.  

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