Golconda Fort

Place: Golconda Fort, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Date: 14 Sept and 22 Nov 2008 History: Golconda Fort got its name from the ‘Telugu’ word ‘Golla Konda’ = Shepherds hill. It is believed that a shepherd found an idol on the hill which led to the construction of a mud fort by the then ruler of the […]

Chitradurga Fort

We started for the Chitradurga Fort at 5 AM. As we neared the fort we passed through two huge gates – apparently the fort has 7 levels of fortification (hence the name “aelu suttina kote” in kannada) and each of this gate is the entrance into a level of fortification. The old city of Chitradurga […]