Guided tour

Hyderabad: Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs Half-Day Tour

Hyderabad: Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs Half-Day Tour

From US$ 79.20 per person

Discover the spellbinding Golconda Fort, Hyderabad’s most impressive landmark, and the spectacular Qutub Shahi Tombs on a private half-day tour. Enjoy private hotel pickup and drop-off, as well as the option to see the fort’s evening light and sound show.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from the hotel lobby.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Golconda Fort, once known as the diamond capital of the world
  • Marvel at the exquisite architecture of the Qutub Shahi Tombs
  • Learn about the reign of the Qutub Shahi rulers
  • Relive historic moments with the optional evening light and sound show
Full description
The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Hyderabad, then heads 11 km towards the impressive Golconda Fort, once known as the diamond capital of the world. With your expert guide, discover the wonders of the fort and its incredible history, which dates back to 1143AD when it was just a mud fort. Learn about how the fort served as the Palace of the Bahmani sultans as you admire the stunning architecture of the building. Continue the tour around the fort, listening to fascinating insight into the history of this royal palace and treasury. Learn about how the fort was famous for its diamonds, including the Kohinoor, the Hope Diamond, the Idol’s Eye, and the Orlov. Then, discover the fort’s breathtaking acoustics — a clap at the Balahisar Gate can be heard right up on the top of the fort! Next, head to the Qutub Shahi Tombs, built in memory of the old kings of Golconda. Admire the tombs' exquisite arches, columns, dome minarets, and galleries, surrounded by stunning gardens. Marvel at all 7 tombs, each dedicated to one of the Qutub Shahi rulers, whose reign lasted for 2 centuries. Finally, if you select the evening option of the tour, enjoy a jaw-dropping light and sound show that brings the fort to life and captures the true essence of this magical site.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Light refreshments
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Water

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    •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 2 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      5/5

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    It was an excellent trip. The tour guide Mr Azam and the driver were very friendly and helpful. The guide was very knowledgeble and covered quiet a good number of places in good time and even took my pictures patiently. Gave me lot of local knowledge and it was a very safe and well planned journey.

    November 17, 2019

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    Very interesting visit with an educated guide capable of answering all our questions and who respects our rhythm.

    March 1, 2020

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    Product ID: 301938