Friday, May 27, 2011

Golconda Fort

Our second day here we had the privilege of going to Golconda Fort. Thanks to the Glory family who are members in our ward here with the cutest little girls who have surprisingly excellent English. They had set up a free tour for us. Golconda Fort is one of Hyderabad's monuments. Golconda translated means Shepard's Hill. Golconda Fort was built by Quli Qutub Shah and is famous for its Acoustics, Palaces, Water Supply System, and Diamond Trade. Here are some pictures from the tour:

This is the view after we made it to the top of the fort

 This is the main entrance to the fort 

This is the court yard to the fort

Me and Melanie 

The fort has these ceilings throughout the fort. The carvings are what caused the echoes and the sound to reach the top of the fort where the king and queen stayed.

Angela and I when we are almost to the top, the view from here was so beautiful

The King and Queen Quarters 

This is the stone work of the fort
While we were walking up to the top they had a temple and this was one of the Gods

This little boy carried these drinks all the way up on his head without a problem. We later found out they were Maaza drinks and it was my first time trying one. They are now my most favorite drink here!

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