The Golconda Fort and Charminar

Golconda Fort is one of the most popular places in India. It used to be a very popular diamond-trade-centre since there was a diamond mine nearby. But now the diamond mine is no longer there. This region has produced some of the worlds most famous diamonds such as the Kohinoor diamond and the blue Hope diamond. The diamonds were given to traders around the world for money. 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.